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Matemba, Yonah; Addai-Mununkum, Richardson – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article draws data from two complementary studies in sub-Saharan Africa to highlight the problem of religious misrepresentation in (multi-faith) Religious Education (RE) at school in Malawi and Ghana. Employing Michael Apples' conception of selective tradition, the article is critical of the confrontational disputation inherent in the RE in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Misconceptions, Secondary School Students
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Stoffelsma, Lieke – Journal of Research in Reading, 2018
Background: This study explores the English literacy practices of students in Ghana, in particular their time spent on reading, the availability of reading resources and their use in the curriculum, and the importance of reading from the perspectives of students and lecturers. Methods: Student diaries (6,364 reported hours) and interviews (12…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literacy
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Adu-Yeboah, Christine; Kwaah, Christopher Yaw – SAGE Open, 2018
This study sought to understand the process of providing on-campus practical experience to teacher trainees in preparation for practicum in basic schools, and how the trainees perceive these. It used the mixed method approach to obtain data from three purposively sampled colleges of education in the Central Region of Ghana. Questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes
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Asamoah, Edward; Ofori-Dua, Kwadwo; Cudjoe, Ebenezer; Abdullah, Alhassan; Nyarko, Joy Ato – SAGE Open, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the perception of visually impaired students, their peers without disabilities, and teachers about inclusive education, focusing on a second cycle educational institution in the Eastern region of Ghana implementing inclusive education for the visually impaired. In this study, we collected data from 23…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Visual Impairments, Teacher Attitudes
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Senyametor, Felix; Gyimah, Emmanuel Kof; Minadzi, Vincent Mensah – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
This study aimed at finding out factors affecting pupils' absenteeism at Felicomfort JHS at Amamoma within the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. The total population was 145 covering the JHS1, JHS2, JHS3 pupils and teachers of the school. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 34 respondents. These were made up of 10 out of 15 teachers, 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, Junior High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Pete, Judith; Mulder, Fred; Neto, Jose Dutra Oliveira; Omollo, Kathleen Ludewig – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper is the second in a series of three with a common goal to present a fair OER picture for Sub-Saharan Africa, represented by large-scale studies in three countries: Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. This paper examines a deliberate selection of four Ghanaian universities with randomly sampled students and lecturers. Distinct questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, College Students
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Ampadu, Ernest; Danso, Albert – Africa Education Review, 2018
One of the challenges of implementing a new curriculum is how to bridge the gap between the underlining principles of the curriculum and the cultural and social orientations of the society which includes teachers and students. This article reports on a study that explored how the cultural and social orientations of teachers and students can…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Adzahlie-Mensah, Vincent; Dunne, Máiréad – Perspectives in Education, 2018
In this paper, we draw on a recent ethnographic study in a rural primary school to illustrate the ways that vestiges of colonialism remain deeply imbricated in contemporary schooling in Ghana. In reference to the history of education, we use evidence from this study to argue that colonial constructions of the African child are reproduced within…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Postcolonialism