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Willis, Ian; Jennings, Brian – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2020
Middle-level administrators in African universities are often under-utilised in terms of their contribution to the administrative support for learning and teaching. They also have little access to professional development. This paper presents the findings of a study to develop a programme to enable these administrators to enhance their support for…
Descriptors: Middle Management, College Administration, Management Development, Administrator Effectiveness
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Nsor-Ambala, Randolph – Accounting Education, 2020
The study explored the application of closed-book, open-book and cheat-sheet exams in an undergraduate cost and management accounting course at a university in Ghana. 198 students participated in an exploratory study examining how the different exam types impact on exam scores, pre-exam anxiety and knowledge retention. The study improves on the…
Descriptors: Accounting, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Management Development
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Mensah, Ebenezer Kobina – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2019
A person's cognition defines the cultural mindset, religious beliefs and way of life. Culture affords its adherents with a theoretical basis for the understanding of sickness and emotive misery. This study, therefore, aimed at assessing multicultural competence of counsellors in the public universities in Ghana. The study adopted the descriptive…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Counselor Client Relationship, State Universities
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Gyamera, Gifty Oforiwaa – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Using postcolonial theory, this paper discusses the conceptualisation and rationalisation of internationalisation in some universities in Ghana. The paper is based on a study conducted to critically examine internationalisation in three public Ghanaian universities. It is argued that although internationalisation is a major concept at the…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, State Universities
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Arthur-Nyarko, Emmanuel; Kariuki, Moses Githua – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
eLearning is a learning process which aims at creating an interactive learning environment through the use of computers and the Internet. This paper sought to investigate distance learner's access to resource for eLearning and its influence on preferred eLearning delivery mode. The study employed an analytical survey to collect and analyze data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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George Mwangi, Chrystal A. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
This article examines how sub-Saharan African families in the United States engage with high schools and the college-going process. Using qualitative methods and the concept of home-school dissonance, Chrystal A. George Mwangi shows how African immigrant families--one of the fastest-growing yet least-studied immigrant groups--develop educational…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, College Attendance, Cultural Differences
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Bettmann, Joanna E.; Prince, Kort C.; Hardy, Clinton J.; Dwumah, Peter – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2019
Differences between Ghanaian (n = 465) and U.S. (n = 425) college students on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25; Mollica, Wyshak, de Marneffe, Khuon, & Lavelle, 1987) were examined. Compared with their U.S. counterparts, Ghanaians reported less general distress related to anxiety and depression, more anxiety-specific distress, and no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Anxiety, Check Lists
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Zakaria, Hudu; Alhassan, Yussif Nabila – Africa Education Review, 2019
The soaring rate of graduate unemployment in Ghanahas continued to engage the attention of government and other stakeholders in finding a lasting and sustainable solution to the problem. However, the critical question that always arises is how students in tertiary institutions perceive their employability and what the extent of their knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Employment Qualifications
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Stoffelsma, Lieke; Spooren, Wilbert – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study reports on a conceptual model that provides insight into the relationship between English reading proficiency and academic performance of first-year science and mathematics university students in Ghana, and an empirical test of that model. Longitudinal data were acquired from a sample of 133 students. Using three different mediation…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Hanson, Ruby; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly – Science Education International, 2019
In this study, diagnostic worksheets adopted from the Royal Society of Chemistry and microscale chemistry activities were employed to investigate teacher trainees' understanding of chemical compounds. The framework for the study was hinged on the constructivist theory. Participants in this study were 36 1st-year undergraduate teacher trainees of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Diagnostic Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Waluyo, Budi; Eng, Sothy; Wiseman, Alexander W. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of international scholarship programs for social justice -- a case study of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP), the first model of scholarships for social justice. The human capability approach advanced by Amartya Sen is selected to conceptualize the measurement of the…
Descriptors: Models, Scholarship, Social Justice, Fellowships
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Dattey, K.; Westerheijden, D. F.; Hofman, W. H. A. – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
The article is based on a study conducted among students in selected Ghanaian universities in the year 2015 to confirm the continued maintenance (or improvement) of the minimum quality standards, based on which accreditation had been granted to their respective institutions. Although the students might not have been conversant with the accrediting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compliance (Legal), Accreditation (Institutions), Universities
Graduate Management Admission Council, 2019
Each month, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) surveys a random sample of individuals who three months prior registered on mba.com--the GMAC™ website for prospective graduate business students. Their survey responses provide an inside look into the decision-making process of people currently considering applying to a graduate…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education
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Nyame, Faustina; Alhassan, Ibrahim; Alhassan, Abukari – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This paper examines students' perception of the impact of lecturers' ranks on their performance across departments in the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Navrongo Campus. The study used a self-designed structured questionnaire administered to 160 respondents (students) of the Faculty. All the…
Descriptors: Multivariate Analysis, Student Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, College Faculty
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Sofo, Seidu; Thompson, Emmanuel; Kanton, Tontie L. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have used non-traditional teacher education programs to address the perpetual problem of inadequate provision of trained teachers. Using the bioecological systems theory, the present study examined untrained teacher trainees' perceptions about the prospects and challenges of upgrading untrained teachers in…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Systems Approach
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