ERIC Number: EJ785321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
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Career Ladder Policy for Teachers: The Case of Ghana
Osei, George M.
International Review of Education, v54 n1 p5-31 Jan 2008
In 1984 the Ministry of Education in Ghana introduced a career ladder policy for teachers. While reformers believe that this has improved the condition of the teaching profession, the net gains of the policy remain deceptive. There has even been a reduction in some of the benefits that teachers used to enjoy in the single salary scheme in the past. After critically assessing the major aspects of the policy, along with the voices of Ghanaian teachers, this study argues that the career ladder policy for teachers in Ghana is another prototypical case of a failed experiment in terms of both improving the lives of teachers and maintaining their professional rights.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Occupational Mobility, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Employment Benefits
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana