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ERIC Number: ED473770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A National Vision for Girls' Education in Ghana and a Framework for Action: Charting the Way Forward.
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
This document presents a national vision for girls' education in Ghana and a strategic framework for achieving that vision. The vision statement is: "All Ghana's girl-children and their brothers are healthy, attend safe, welcoming schools, are well-taught by qualified teachers who understand their needs, achieve according to their potential, graduate and become productive and contributing members of our nurturing society." The document examines the persistent gender and regional disparities of girls' education in Ghana, stating that overcoming barriers to girls' education will require multiple perspectives and multisectoral partnerships. The government of Ghana is constrained by lack of resources and is searching for innovative, practical strategies that can motivate wider audiences to become involved. The Girls' Education Unit (GEU's) objectives are to increase enrollment, retention, and achievement of girls, particularly in the sciences, technology, and mathematics. Following introductory information, this document is divided into eight sections: (1) "Context of Girls' Education in Ghana"; (2) "Reform Efforts Focusing on Girls' Education in Ghana"; (3) "Toward the Adoption of a National Vision on Girls' Education: National Symposium on Girls' Education"; (4) "National Vision"; (5) "Strategic Framework"; (6) "Roles and Responsibilities of Key Players in Girls' Education"; (7) "Resources"; and (8) "Conclusion." (Contains 24 references.) (BT)
Strategies for Advancing Girls' Education (SAGE) Project, Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009-5721. Tel: 202-884-8000; Fax: 202-884-8408; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of Women in Development.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ghana