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ERIC Number: EJ768267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
U. S. Teachers Learn about Family Security in Ghana
Johnson, Caryl
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v98 n2 p57-58 Apr 2006
This article describes "Ghanaian Area Studies in Diversity-Globalization," a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program that took 18 New Mexico classroom teachers to Ghana, West Africa, in 2003 to bring a global perspective to the classrooms of New Mexico. This Fulbright project was designed for participants to gain a greater understanding of international, cross-cultural area studies through an immersion into various facets of Ghanaian culture and daily life. Another goal of this project was to gain a better understanding of the issue of family security in today's complex world. The New Mexico teachers lived for 3 weeks in a small rural village in the Volta Region where they participated in and observed the daily life of the extended compound family. The Fulbright teachers learned that the real security in Ghana lies within the strength of the extended compound family unit. The Fulbright project was a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience for 18 teachers who are now sharing their experience with students and fellow educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana; New Mexico