ERIC Number: EJ894299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Development of Early Years Policy and Practice in Ghana: Can Outcomes Be Improved for Marginalised Children?
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v9 n4 p400?404 2008
Even though several attempts have been made by the government of Ghana towards its goal of eradicating child labour, poverty, and marginalisation in educational outcomes for all children, the condition of disadvantaged children remain terribly devastating compared with those of more advantaged children. This article discusses the extent to which two new major Ghanaian education policy initiatives impact on this situation--namely, the introduction of early childhood care and development (ECCD) and the capitation grant (CG) policies. The article raises concerns regarding corruption, mismanagement and lack of proper monitoring of the policy implementation process and argues that the current trend seems unlikely to deliver the type of outcomes necessary to end marginalisation and suffering of children in Ghana. It proposes inclusion of parents and community participation in all aspects of the policy production and implementation processes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Disadvantaged Youth, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Community Involvement, Health Programs, Grants, Nutrition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana