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ERIC Number: EJ1130386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2202-493X
Democratization and Participation: National Education Policy-Making in Africa
Fredua-Kwarteng, Eric
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v15 n4 p1-19 2016
This is Ghanaian case study that focuses on widening participation in national education policy-making via a social justice panel. It analyses the narratives of two former members of the Ghana Education Reform Committee and focus-groups interviews of ordinary Ghanaians. While the narratives of commission members are in favour of maintaining the status-quo, those of the focus groups express a strong interest in having opportunities to relate issues about the schooling system in Ghana. The paper suggests the social justice model as the most appropriate model to address the exclusion of ordinary Ghanaians from the education policy-making table. The conclusion makes democratic, moral and implementation arguments for the participation of that segment of the population in national education policy-making.
Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. ANZCIES Secretariat, Curtin University, Box U1987, Perth, WA Australia. Tel: +61-8-9266-7106; Fax: +61-8-9266-3222; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana
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