ERIC Number: ED055025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Secondary Level Teachers: Supply and Demand in Ghana. Country Study No. 12.
Hanson, John W.
This is one of 15 studies of the supply of secondary level teachers in English-speaking Africa. Following an introduction which examines the economic and social development of Ghana, there are four main sections: 1) Probable Growth of Secondary School and Teacher Training College Enrollments Through 1975"; 2) "The Supply of Teachers for Secondary Schools and Training Colleges"; 3) "Needs for Expatriate Personnel on Other Types of Vocational Secondary Level Institutions"; and 4) "Staffing Requirements To Enhance Quality and Permit Diversification in Secondary Education." The study found a rapid expansion of enrollments in primary and secondary schools during the 1960's bringing about crash schemes to provide teachers with minimal training with a resulting decline in academic quality. Many graduates from middle and secondary schools have been unable to find employment and new types of education are being sought which are geared to the employment market and the economic future of the country. Serious imbalances have developed between the production of graduate teachers in social sciences and the arts, and in science and mathematics, and there is still a heavy reliance on nongraduate teachers in some fields. Other countries already covered by these studies are Botswana, the Gambi, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Liberia, Zambia, Sierra Leone, and West Cameroon. (MBM)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Supply and Demand
Director, Institute for International Studies, 513 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 ($2.00 single copy; $20.00 series of sixteen)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for International Studies in Education.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.