Fall 2007

Issues in African Education

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-32


Peter L. Moyi (Section 01)


(A) The course is designed for those interested in understanding the current educational landscape in sub-Saharan Africa. It will examine the nature and organization of education from a historical context and from particular economic and social factors that shape educational decisions in sub-Saharan Africa. The course will examine: colonial education in Anglophone and Francophone Africa, access to education by children in rural and marginalized areas, school quality, student retention and achievement, school health and HIV/AIDS, population growth and its impact on educational outcomes, poverty, gender inequality, children in emergency and crisis situations, child labor, Millennium Development Goals and Education for all. First semester. Mellon Visiting Professor Moyi.