Call for a special issue on Education in Africa. The issue will be edited by Mary Dillard.

Deadline for submission is December 15, 2010.

The past twenty years have given rise to tremendous changes in the provision of formal schooling on the African continent. From the expansion of private universities to the increase in the numbers of girls enrolled in schools, many African governments have made enormous strides in their ability to provide educational access to their citizens.

RESOLUTION AGAINST THE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

By Biko Agozino

Professor of Sociology and Director of Africana Studies Program, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 1-540-231-7699

Contrary to the claim by Time magazine that the war on drugs, the longest war that has cost American taxpayers $2.5 trillion over 40 years, has ‘no clear enemy’, [1] the NAACP in 2010 rightly condemned the war on drugs as a racist war against African Americans and against the poor generally. [2] Californian voters have also proposed the legalization of marijuana to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of otherwise law-abiding responsible adults, aid the sick who need the drug and create fair employment opportunities and wealth for the people and tax revenues for the state. [3]

By ICWE

The fifth eLearning Africa conference identified trends and key measures for empowering education on the Continent

Lusaka, Zambia. “The Internet flattens hierarchy, reduces social distance, makes me closer to you, and, paradoxically, makes all our serious connections more authentic. I witness how this helps the young people in the process of learning values and how it assists in the planning of positive community actions.”

Berlin, Germany. Lusaka, Zambia. Teachers and technologists gathering at the eLearning Africa 2010 conference in Zambia will be debating a billion dollar question, attempting to work out whether future African students will learn from the telephones in their pockets or from the laptops in their classrooms.

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