Teaching African pupils their own history

© UNESCO/Dominique Roger

Much history teaching of in Africa is still Eurocentric. UNESCO and the African Union are holding an expert meeting (4-9 September, Harare, Zimbabwe) to promote the teaching of history based on African cultural perspective in addition to launching the second phase of the General History of Africa.

Drafting Teams will also meet to develop common educational content for the use of African schools.

African educators can already incorporate the General History of Africa into their history curricula: it is available in thirteen languages including English, French, Arabic and three African languages.

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