ISBN 9789956553990
Pages 500
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2023
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Education in Ghana

History and Politics

edited by Akwasi Kwarteng Amoako-Gyampah, Bea Lundt, Edmond Akwasi Agyeman

This volume arises from a cooperation between Ghanaian and German academics. It answers the need to have a more comprehensive and up to date volume which addresses key topics, areas and problems of the Ghanaian education system with a focus on history, policy, and curriculum-related issues. For many years now there have not been new comprehensive publications in this field, and it is necessary to introduce a lot of recent changes in Ghana’s education system and reflect about their challenges. The information and positions collected in this volume will be of interest to Policy Makers, Educators, Lecturers, Scholars, Students, Teachers, Parents and other interested people of Ghana and other (West)-African countries. The book will also be of great interest to international scholars who want to understand the Ghanaian education system or are involved in academic projects such as internship, exchange programmes and joint research activities with Ghanaian academics and educational institutions.

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“One of the boldest elements of this book lies in the introduction. It invites readers to consider looking at education from a series of wide-angled perspectives which bring home the impacts of political and ideological hegemonies on the evolution of education in Ghana over time ...  The editors make the point that they intend for the book to raise issues. Well, it most certainly has, and this has led to a rather eclectic volume which speaks to a wide range of educational matters.”

Esi Sutherland-Addy, Associate Professor, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana

About the Editors

Akwasi Kwarteng Amoako-Gyampah

Akwasi Kwarteng Amoako-Gyampah (PhD) is a senior lecturer in the Department of History Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana and a senior research associate in the Department of History, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Bea Lundt

Bea Lundt is Prof. (emer.) of History and still teaches at the Europe University Flensburg (Germany). She is also Guest-Professor at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Ghana. Her research focuses are mainly on Gender, (Post-)Colonialism and Narrations on a Global Stage. She is building up cooperations with West African Universities and has published numerous books together with colleagues from various African countries.

Edmond Akwasi Agyeman

Edmond Akwasi Agyeman (PhD) is an associate professor at the Centre for African Studies of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) (Ghana). He holds a PhD in Migration Studies from UP Comillas in Madrid (Spain). He has held visiting lectureship positions at the University of Hamburg and the University of Passau (Germany).