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ERIC Number: EJ1116902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Cultural Congruence and Unbalanced Power between Home and School in Rural Ghana and the Impact on School Children
Masko, Amy L.; Bosiwah, Lawrence
Comparative Education, v52 n4 p538-555 2016
This ethnographic inquiry examines the cultural congruence between home and school in rural Ghana, exploring the cultural norms of child-rearing practices within families and the institution of schooling. The data illustrate both the agreement between home and school in regard to discipline practices and instruction in morality, while simultaneously highlighting a power differential between home and school. The authors highlight the power dynamics between home and school, and discuss the burden children bear in managing the home--school relationship in rural Ghana.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Ghana
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A