Southern and Eastern Africa: Society and Culture


World Cultures Sub-Saharan Africa Southern and Eastern Africa: Society and Culture
Students focus on education in sub-Saharan Africa. They learn the data about who is in school and who isn't, as well as the reasons for the educational crisis. Then students follow the story of a Kenyan boy's education from beginning to end. They learn about his successes and challenges, as well as the education system around him. Finally, students articulate their own perspective on the value of education for all young people.

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In this experience, students focus on education in sub-Saharan Africa. They learn the data about who is in school and who isn’t, as well as the reasons for the educational crisis. Then students follow the story of a Kenyan boy’s education from beginning to end. They learn about his successes and challenges, as well as the education system around him. Finally, students articulate their own perspective on the value of education for all young people.

Objective:

  • Describe the educational challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa.


In today’s world, education systems tell us a lot about a society and its culture. In this experience, you will focus on the status of education in sub-Saharan Africa.

Objective:

  • Describe the educational challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa.




School Children in Kenya


Begin your exploration by listening to the perspective of Kenyan educator and activist Kekenya Ntaiya


How would you feel if you were engaged at age five and told that marriage was your only goal in life?

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In pairs or as a whole group, discuss students’ responses. Invite them to give their own perspective on the value of education. They may even want to name the topics that make them curious and that they would like to pursue in the future.


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