The Center for African Education promotes research and teaching about
education, broadly defined, in Africa and the African Diaspora. Its
central aim is to create a community of students, faculty, and staff
with common interests and commitments to the fields of Education and
African Studies. Interdisciplinary study and discussion across Teachers
College and Columbia University are promoted through research projects,
conferences, lecture series, and courses. The Center integrates the
study of African education in different programs at the College. It also
promotes linkages with African universities by hosting visiting
scholars, policy makers, practitioners, and activists who will present
their research and experience from different disciplinary and
theoretical perspectives. The Center provides a forum for students to
discuss their research and interests with African scholars, Africanist
faculty, and colleagues at conferences, public lectures, and seminars.
It is also preparing to undertake joint activities with educational
institutions and international organizations in New York City and with
universities, research centers and non-government organizations in
Africa, Latin America and other regions of the world. In accordance with
Teachers College's main focus on education, psychology and health, the
Center will pursue problems within these domains as well as contribute
to the College's understanding and promotion of educational equity.
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