ERIC Number: ED050317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in Civic Education in Ghana.
Folson, B. D. G.
The Centre for Civic Education has as its chief objective educating the populace of Ghana in social, economic, and political subjects. To effect this, the country is divided into 9 regions, made up of 51 districts, with 2 organizers per region. A board of Trustees acts as the Centre's governing body. The work of the Centre is organized into programs. Three programs have been completed: (1) the moral and social aspects of democracy, (2) constitutional proposals made by the Constitutional Commission with particular emphasis on human rights, and (3) problems of local government. All programs are directed to both the literate and the illiterate, the urban and the rural citizen, the young and the old. Teaching techniques used are lectures, discussion groups, debates, symposia, puppet shows, and plays. Audiovisual aids are used extensively, with the material presented in both English and the major vernaculars. The Centre aims to become completely self-supporting in the near future. (Page 20 will reproduce poorly in hard copy because of poor legibility.) (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: African Adult Education Association, Lusaka (Zambia).
Note: Paper presented at Conference of the African Adult Education Association (3rd, Univ. of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 19-24, 1971)