The Outreach Program is part of the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida. The Center directs, develops and coordinates interdisciplinary instruction, research and outreach on Africa. The Outreach Program includes a variety of activites whose objective is to improve the teaching of Africa in schools at the K-12, college, and university level, and also to the community. Faculty and graduate students make presentations on Africa to the community and schools around the Gainesville area, as well as offer individual consultations to educators and other groups.
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Dr. Agnes Ngoma Leslie
The continent of Africa is one of the least taught of the world’s geographical areas. Its teaching is blurred by stereotypical images. The Center offers workshops for K-12 teachers which explore; African diversity, how to teach about Africa, ways of integrating Africa into the curricula, how to evaluate materials on Africa, recommendation of appropriate audio visual materials and special topics.
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The Outreach Director arranges exchanges between schools in the US and in Africa. The purpose of the exhanges is to encourage the students to learn about each other’s cultures through the exchange of letters, artwork, pictures and video tapes.