Friday, March 10, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The conference is free and open to the public.
Please register here.
Panel 1: The Politics of Higher Education in Africa
Panel 2: Strategies for Educational Opportunity
Panel 3: Teaching About Education in Africa
Education has been central to the historical development of African countries and educated youth are a significant political and demographic component of contemporary Africa. Drawing on a broad array of national and regional contexts, participants will discuss university student activism and the politics of higher education, as well as how students and parents use education as a particular means of social mobility. The conference will include breakout sessions on the intersection of pedagogy and research, with integrated, informal conversations between scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students on topics ranging from the use of oral history and archival sources in the classroom to the political involvement of professors in higher education.
Henryatta Ballah, Connecticut College
Meghan Healy-Clancy, Bridgewater State University
Isaie Dougnon, University of Bamako, Mali
Patricia Agupusi, Brown University
Kelly Duke Bryant, Rowan University
Rachel Kantrowitz, Brown University
Lacy Ferrell, Central Washington University
Jennifer Johnson, Brown University
Co-Sponsored by the Africa Initiative, Education Department, Africana Studies Department, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, History Department, and the Dean of the College.
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