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Aryeh-Adjei, Abigail A. – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
Municipal members widely recognize that community school management participation promotes a sense of ownership in student learning in Ghanaian schools. This paper is a literature review on community participation in the management of Ghanaian schools. This paper's scope identifies the importance of community participation in school management,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Involvement, Governance, School Community Relationship
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Fenu, Ignatius Kofi; Amponsah, Samuel; Nkum, Wilson Kwesi – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This quantitative cross-sectional survey study sought to determine three significant but under-researched factors influencing adult learners' career choice in Ghana. A sample of 350 respondents was selected through stratified sampling to engage in this survey. Analysis of the data obtained showed statistically significant relationships between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Career Choice, Family Influence
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Osei-Tutu, Ellen Mabel – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
The United Nations sustainable development goals in education aim at inclusive and quality education for all. To achieve this, Ghana has a Draft Inclusive Education Policy which seeks to address the diverse learning needs of all citizens. Furthermore, the 1992 constitution provides the legal basis for the provision of higher education to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment
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Salifu, Inusah; Mantey, Philip P. K.; Warlanyo, Emile K. – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This study examined the effects of job design on administrative staff performance in higher education in Ghana. It further sought to establish whether the administrators' selected demographic characteristics had any relationships with main job design effects on their performances in assigned roles. Four hundred and twenty participants drawn from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Administrator Role
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Owusu-Acheampong, Eugene; Kwapong, Olivia A. T. Frimpong – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This study looked at assessment for learning as a criterion for promoting inclusiveness and equitable access to educational opportunities in Ghana. It compared assessment for learning and assessment of learning and recommended measures to evaluate students' performance to allow for equitable access and progression in education. The study found the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Improvement
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Nkansah, Joan Nkansaa – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This research explores how critical education can contribute to the development of critical human capital relevant to Ghana's socio-economic development. Teaching and learning in many Ghanaian classrooms follow a rigid curriculum with limited or no classroom interaction, restricting students' creativity and critical consciousness. A systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Human Capital, Social Change
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Boateng, John Kwame; Tutu, Raymond A.; Boateng, Joyce – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This study examined constituents of students' perceptions on student-instructor, student-student and student-content interactions in a graduate course at University of Ghana. A survey (n=77) and focus group discussion (n=6), were employed in a Research Methods class at the University. Main constituents of students' perceptions of and preference to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes
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Amuzu, Delali – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This article revisits the thoughts of Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere on decolonizing higher education in Africa. Their critique of colonial higher education centers on the notion that it was designed to promote the economic aspirations of the colonial metropolis, making it socially unjust, culturally irrelevant, and developmentally inapt. For…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Higher Education, Cultural Awareness
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Mouraz, Ana; Ferreira, Isabel – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
The goals of this paper are to explain the extent to which multidisciplinary peer observation practices may improve reflection among lecturers concerning their pedagogical practices and identify the kind of reflection it improves. In this sense, the paper presents a study with the objective of determining the importance that lecturers give to…
Descriptors: Observation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Reflective Teaching, College Faculty
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Aghasafari, Sahar; Bivins, Kelli; Nordgren, Brendan – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of multilingual and multicultural students in U.S. schools. Because of high-stakes testing and English-only mandates, instructional practices and curricula in most urban school districts neglect the cultural and linguistic interests of their diverse student populations. In this interpretive study,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Culturally Relevant Education, Multilingualism
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Brion, Corinne – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This qualitative study used Purkey and Novack's (1988) Invitational Education as a conceptual framework to understand how 30 educational leaders created intentionally inviting school cultures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample consisted of 30 school leaders in Ohio's urban and suburban districts. Findings indicated that leaders altered their…
Descriptors: School Culture, COVID-19, Pandemics, Suburban Schools
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Pilgrim, Karyn; Woo, Kevin L. – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
Ecological learning is enriched when students can apply course content to their own communities and gain an understanding and experience for deploying sustainable practices. Such merging of content, application, and place requires an interdisciplinary approach to grapple with the ecological and cultural issues more holistically that sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education
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Chang, Bo – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This paper focuses on incorporating Eastern and Western learning perspectives into an American learning environment. The design-based research approach is employed. The following principles influenced by the Eastern and Western perspectives of learning were implemented in course design: providing pre-sequenced materials with high structure and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Critical Thinking, Foreign Students, Asian Culture
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Cossa, José; Barker, Lecia – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
This study investigates the motivation of African American master's degree students in computing to pursue a PhD in Computing. Specifically, we sought to understand the motivation of those students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Our framework was founded on the premise that an adequate…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Computer Science Education, African American Students, Black Colleges
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Mphahlele, Ramashego Shila Shorty; Jikpamu, Bethia T. – Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 2021
COVID-19 has caused a change in the demography of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) teaching fraternity. This paper problematizes the ECE curriculum delivery gap created by the influence of COVID-19. Central to this paper is the assumption that online learning might limit the stimulation of children's holistic development. Reflecting on their…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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