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African education

Last Updated: 8-Oct-2015

This is a guide for those beginning research on African education.

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Background information

Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LB15 .I565 2013 V.1
"Part I provides a set of entries on major topics in education that are particularly salient in an international context....Part II includes entries for the nations of the world, organized by major regions."
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LA1503 .A39 2003
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LB1139.23 .E272 2007 V.1
"a compilation of understandings, controversies, theories, policies, and practices in early childhood education as currently found in the United States and 10 other nations around the world." Vols. 1-3 contain an A to Z listing of articles with suggested readings, while vol. 4 covers other countries. See especially pp. 1194-1239 on South Africa.
Montreal : UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2003-
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LB2846 .G56 2012
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LB1027.55 .H357 2007
Provides "a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents." Section I contains chapters on individual countries, while Section II has synthesis chapters. See section on South Africa on pp. 361-372.
Dordrecht : Springer, 2006.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LB2322.2 .I57 2006 PT.1
"provides an in-depth analysis of the scope of postsecondary education worldwide, combining a series of overarching comparative essays with analytic chapters focusing on key countries and regions."
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » HQ767.84 .G74 2008 V.1
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide covers "all major aspects of children's lives, including educational provision, legal status, family life, health, abuse and neglect, play and recreation, and religious affiliation" in country chapters. Volume 6 is devoted to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Cubberley also has a paper copy in reference LB15 .W87 2002.

New books

Brighton : World Association for Sustainable Development, c2015.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LA1653 .R43 2015
Somerset West, South Africa : Published by African Minds for the Gauteng Department of Education, 2014.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC95 .S6 T849 2014
Paris : Harmattan, c2015.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LB3048 .S46 T55 2015
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LA1611 .E28 2015
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » HQ750 .A1 N4 NO.146
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LB2376.3 .C17 A64 2015
Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang Ltd, c2015.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » BP173.63 .M33 2015
[Paris] : OECD, c2014.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LC1047 .A9 S55 2014
1st ed. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LA1503 .K64 2014
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LA1633.7 .G56 2013


Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria : African Journal of Academic Excellence,
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LA1630 .A365 V.3:NO.1 2012
[Oxford, Eng., etc.] Carfax Publishing Co. [etc.]
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Comparative Education Society in Europe
Cotonou, Benin : Sabati SARL,
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LA1503 .E44 F NO.17 2014
Chestnut Hill, MA : Center for International Higher Education, Boston College ; Dakar, Senegal : Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), 2003-
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Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire : Section éducation du Bureau régional UNICEF pour d'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LB1139.3 .A358 N68 F NO.13 2001
Johannesburg, South Africa : Faculty of Education, University of the Witwatersrand,
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » LA1535 .P47 V.32 2014
Pretoria : South African Association for the Advancement of Education, 1981-2011.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » LA1535 .S6 V.31 2011


Education databases

[Washington, DC : National Library of Education?, 199?-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Bibliographic database of educational resources including articles, reports, and curriculum.
[Bronx, N.Y.] : H.W. Wilson Co.
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Indexes and abstracts articles of English-language periodicals and books on education from 1983 on. Abstracting coverage begins with January 1994. Full-text coverage begins in January 1996 and is available for over half the 600 journals indexed.
Bethesda, MD : Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Birmingham, AL : Teachers College Record
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
"Teachers College Record Book Reviews provides comprehensive reviews of the leading books in education and educational research by major scholars in these fields. "

Related databases

[Stanford, Calif.] : [Stanford University Library and Information Services, Jonsson Library of Government Documents]
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
This is a search engine for students, faculty, researchers, and officials who are doing research in intergovernmental organization topics. The IGO Search searches across hundreds of IGO websites, enabling users to research topics such as active IGOs working on HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
[Stanford, Calif.] : [Stanford University Library and Information Services, Jonsson Library of Government Documents]
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
"Search of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) websites. Sites were chosen based on their consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and also collated from University of Minnesota Human Rights Library, Duke University Libraries' NGO Research Guide, and the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO). "
[Baltimore, Maryland] : BiblioLine, [2004?]-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Access to more than two million records, including South Africa studies and African studies and a number of other multi-disciplinary databases.
Johannesburg ; Washington, D.C. : AllAfrica Global Media, [1999?]-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Recent news about education from African newspapers
[New York : Columbia University, 1997-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 on that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from non-governmental organizations, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.
[Centurion, South Africa] : Sabinet Online
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Searchable database of full text journals published in South Africa in the areas of social sciences and humanities.