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African Distance Learning Association
Set up by African scholars and students to assist African institutions. Has links to distance learning sites. Maintained by Dr. Abebe Kebede, North Carolina A & T State University. http://www.physics.ncat.edu/~michael/adla/
African Educational Research Network, AERN
A network of universities in Africa, the UK, Canada, and the US, to strengthen the capacity of universities in Africa. "Clark Atlanta University currently serves in a 'lead' role for the AERN. Other founding members include the University of Ottawa, the University of Manchester, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, Kenyatta University, the National University of Lesotho, Oklahoma State University and Ohio University." Publishes the African Symposium: An Online Journal of the African Educational Research Network. http://www.africanresearch.org/
Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
In French. Formerly AUPELF-UREF, Association des universités partiellement ou entièrement de langue française - Université des réseaux d'expression française. Has a very good directory of Francophone Africa higher education institutions. http://www.auf.org/
American Historical Association
See the Teaching section, has a special membership plan for K-12 teachers, awards the Beveridge Family Teaching Award for distinguished K-12 history teaching, has a special web site for collaborative projects to strengthen history education for K-16 students, essays on teaching history, etc. http://www.theaha.org/
Association Francophone d'Éducation Comparée (Paris)
In French. AFEC's purpose is "Réunir les personnes intéressées par la démarche comparative en éducation dans des réseaux thématiques; Favoriser la mise en commun de leurs recherches et de leurs expériences en vue de promouvoir la pratique et l'enseignement de l'éducation comparée...." Holds conferences, publishes journals, Éducation Comparée, Politiques d'éducation et de formation. Analyses et comparaisons internationales, and l'Annuaire d'éducation comparée, has a discussion list. A AFEC-Afrique section was created in 2001. [KF] http://afecinfo.free.fr/afec/index.htm
Association of African Universities / Association des Universités Africaines
In English and French.  The AAU is "an international non-governmental organisation set up by the universities in Africa..." Has a directory of members, full-text documents on higher education in Africa, newsletter, links to African university web sites, etc. The Secretariat is in Accra, Ghana. http://www.aau.org/
Association for the Development of Education in Africa (Paris)
In English and French. Based in Paris, France. "focuses on developing partnerships between Ministers of Education and funding agencies in order to promote effective education policies based on African leadership and ownership." Has full text reports (in Adobe PDF format), the PRISME database of education projects, by country, funding agency, etc.

Has Working Groups on: Books and Learning Materials, Distance Education and Open Learning, Early Childhood Development, Education Sector Analysis, Education Statistics, Female Participation in Education, Finance and Education, Higher Education, Nonformal Education, The Teaching Profession. Publishes a Newsletter sponsors an Africa Education Journalism Award. [KF] http://www.adeanet.org/
Association for the Development of Education in Africa. Statistical Profile of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, SPESSA
"a windows-based program allowing easy access to education data and indicators for sub-Saharan Africa." Has "cross-country and country group comparative data sets. The data sets are updated and published every three years" and are compiled from UNESCO and World Bank sources. Has indicators for Country Information, Education Data, Education Indicators, and Education Finance. ADEA is based in Paris, France. http://www.adeanet.org/spessa99/index.html
Association for the Development of Education in Africa. Working Group on Non-Formal Education (London)
In English, French, Portuguese. Has full text reports on adult education, health education, artisan training, women's and youth literacy, etc. Florida State University, Tallahassee site. http://www.adeanet.org/wgnfe/
International Education Association of South Africa, IEASA
Non-profit established as a result of the need for universities in South Africa to respond to international educational trends. Has a directory of South African higher education institutions, in PDF. Based in Pretoria, South Africa. [KF] http://www.ieasa.studysa.org/
Nigerian Union of Teachers
Organization founded in the 1930s. News, history of the union. Based in Abuja, Nigeria. http://www.nutnigeria.org/
Somali Teachers Association
Non profit, professional organization of teachers. Information on Somalia education, Somali National University, the College of Education, articles, Islam, photographs, links to related sites. Site based in Toronto, Canada. [KF] http://www.lafoole.com/

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