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Professionalization of Teacher Education in Ghana: Beyond Content, Context and Theory (Prof. Dr. Dandy George Dampson, UEW, Ghana)

Teacher education and schooling in Ghana started when western education was introduced in the form of ‘Castle schools’ by the Portuguese, the first Europeans to visit Ghana in 1471. At the initial stages of educational development, teaching in the schools in Ghana, as in other parts of West Africa, was modelled on the well-known monitorial systems of Joseph Lancaster and Andrew Bell (Hilliard 1957) which were popular in Britain and Canada at the beginning of the 19th century. In this system, the scarcity of trained teachers was somewhat short-circuited. Since then, teacher education and schooling in Ghana has gone through various reforms which mostly aimed to restructure the education system inherited from the British. This presentation contributes to the ongoing dialogue, implementation and understanding of the evolution of teacher education in Ghana and the impact of educational reforms on curricula, teaching and training which is geared towards teacher professionalization in Ghana. Participants will be exposed to some of the tenets of teacher professionalization such as the National Teacher Standards, Support Teaching in Schools, Teacher Licensure, Teaching Standards and Teacher Specialization.

2024-06-11, 12:00 - 14:00
online

Additional Information

Open to all
Prior registration not required
Organised by Zentrum für Lehrkräftebildung und Fachdidaktik, Lehrstuhl für Erziehungswissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Diversitätsforschung und Bildungsräume der Mittleren Kindheit
Event website https://www.zlf.uni-passau.de/aktuelles/meldung/11-06-intl-gastvortrag-professionalization-of-teacher-education-in-ghana-beyond-content-context-and-theory
Contact organizer of event sabine-ophelia.blake@uni-passau.de
Link to the virtual meeting room (e.g. ZOOM / MS Teams) Anmeldung über Stud.IP 68494

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Contact

Ulrike Holzapfel
Room VW 120a
Innstr. 41
94032 Passau
Phone: +49(0)851/509-1440
eventmanagement@uni-passau.de

Anja Resch
Room VW 121a
Innstr. 41
94032 Passau
Phone: +49(0)851/509-1446
eventmanagement@uni-passau.de

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