The 125 National Resource Centers (15 Africa specific) in the U.S. have been established at universities with funding from the U.S. Department of Education to establish, strengthen, and operate language and area or international studies centers that will be national resources for teaching.
The National Resource Centers support:
- teaching of any modern foreign language;
- instruction in fields needed to provide full understanding of areas, regions or countries;
- research and training in international studies;
- work in the language aspects of professional and other fields of study; and
- instruction and research on issues in world affairs.
As part of the requirements for Title VI, the Committee on African Studies is focusing some of its efforts and resources in the category of ‘Outreach.’ In light of this goal, we are excited to be working towards developing resources for the K-12 community’s educational use.
Harvard’s Committee on African Studies is looking forward to offering increased outreach activities and events for teachers both here in the Greater Boston area, as well as across the country. Please be sure to check back with us, as we will soon be offering a number of online resources available to educators throughout the country.