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Snyder, Conrad Wesley, Jr.; Mereku, Kofi D.; Amedahe, Francis K.; Etsey, Kofui; Adu, John – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2013
Over two decades, national assessments in Ghana have revealed generally poor performances across curriculum-based tests for primary school (Grades 1-6). Various reform agendas have been applied to the education system, sometimes with isolated success, but the overall performances remained stable and low. Surveying teacher mentors in schools…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Surveys, Educational Opportunities, Curriculum Evaluation
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Agezo, Clement K. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2010
In Ghana, many professional teachers have been leaving teaching to seek employment in jobs that they think hold promise of better pay and prestige. This article critically examines the key factors that compel teachers to leave the teaching profession for other jobs. Thirty professionally trained teachers who had taught at pretertiary institutions…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Reputation, Labor Turnover, Foreign Countries
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Davenport, Elizabeth K.; Sutton, Lenford; Agezo, Clement Kwadzo – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (2000) delivered a speech at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, stating that, of the 110 million children in the world who should be in school but are not, two-thirds are girls. The lack of equality is contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, in which governments committed to…
Descriptors: Blacks, African Americans, Females, Educational Attainment
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Die, George J. Sefa – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1999
Ghanaian educational reform has come with many attendant problems that mitigate against school success. Educators are concerned about low funding, weakening teacher morale, absence of textbooks, inadequate infrastructure, inefficient administrative procedures and structures, and underqualified teachers. Reforms must rely on local skills and…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Yeboah, Alberta – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1997
Female education in Africa has historically lagged behind that for males. Although enrollments improved after Ghana's independence, enrollments for both sexes have declined steadily since 1981. This study, which investigates the family decision-making dynamics regarding girls' full participation in schooling, found that school quality and a…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Decision Making, Developing Nations, Elementary Education