How is the African continent taught both inside and outside its borders? In an era of increasing surveillance of curriculum and pedagogy related to race, oppression, and structural inequalities, this panel seeks to open space for dialogue on the way Africa is taught both in schools across the diaspora as well as within the continent itself. We offer an interdisciplinary examination of the teaching of Africa, with the hope of shedding light on efforts to centralize the continent within both curricular materials and classroom spaces. Our goal is to bring together scholars from African Studies who teach about Africa in their classrooms, and want to use the panel as a place to analyze, reflect, and generate conversation on these lessons. Depending on interest, this panel might look solely at teaching about the African continent within the US, or it could include a more expansive approach that reflects on how African students learn about their own continent.
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