African studies have been a major component of learning at Teachers College. In the early nineteen sixties, the Teachers for East Africa (TEA) and Teachers Education in East Africa (TEEA) projects were initiated and developed by the college under the leadership of Karl Bigelow, and Freeman Butts , among others (a fuller description in given in the sub-pocket below). Current Africanists faculty include Prof. George Bond and Prof. Francis Vavrus, whose exemplary work in Africa has benefited Teachers College students.
The college also houses the Center for African Studies and offers in cooperation with the Program in International Educational a concentration in African Education. This reflects the growing demand within schools and other public agencies for persons knowledgeable about the diverse institutions and historical processes that have shaped the African continent and its educational systems. There is also an unprecedented need for educators and policy makers who understand the fundamental changes in African education stemming from decentralization, democratization, and privatization as well as religious and political movements on the continent.
This pocket and sub-pockets contain work done in or/ about Africa. It includes material from a range of collections, including Teachers for East Africa and Teacher Education in East Africa, as well as bibliographies; a selection of published books; and notes about East Africa, education, social/cultural life etc.
Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30,221,532 kmē (11,668,545 sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area, and 20.4% of the total land area. With more than 900 million people (as of 2005) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. There are 46 countries including Madagascar, and 53 including all the island groups.
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