Course Overview

This course provides the student with an opportunity to analyze leadership not only as an understandable process, but also as a universal one by comparing and contrasting leadership theories, practices and actions as they are applied in social and educational systems different from the United States.

Institute Description:

The African Summer Institute for Teachers is designed to accomplish two main objectives: (1) to provide teachers and other participants with the interdisciplinary content required to teach about Africa in an accurate and objective manner; and (2) to assist participants in developing primary and supplementary resources for classroom use. Additionally, this institute will introduce teachers and other participants to the rich heritage of African culture, music and arts and give participants the opportunity to discuss the continent’s geography, pre-colonial and colonial history, oral and written history, its languages and ethnicity, the family systems, and political and democratic systems.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the institute, participants will be able to: (1) Incorporate what they have learned in the institute into their teaching tools; (2) Demonstrate an understanding of the rich and varied diversity of Africa and her peoples including histories, cultures, languages, social practices, religions, world views, political structures, and other social institutions; and (3) Develop an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to scholarship and learning about Africa through a curriculum that examines the structure, organization, and perspectives of Africa and her peoples.