ASRC 4601

ASRC 4601

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course deals with educational innovations geared to promoting equal opportunity based on gender, race and class, in Africa and the African Diaspora. After an introduction of the concepts and theories of education and innovations and the stages of innovation as planned change, the course will focus on concrete cases and different types of educational innovations. The selected case studies, in the United States, include the creation and expansion of historically black institutions with a focus on Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), Lincoln University, Spelman College, and the Westside Preparatory School in Chicago. The African cases to be studied include African languages for instruction in Nigeria, science education also in Nigeria, Ujamaa and education for self-reliance in Tanzania, classroom action research in Lesotho, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in African higher education with a focus on African Virtual Universities (AVU), and OnLine learning at the University of in South Africa (UNISA). The education factor in Afropolitanism, the innovative impulse of African/Afropolitan youth in the 21st Century and the African Union's Agenda 2063 are also discussed.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: EDUC 4590

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16662ASRC 4601  SEM 101