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Title:Educational reform and failure in Ghana, 1920-1951
Author:Ahiabele-Addo, C.H.
Periodical:West African Journal of Education
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:educational history
educational reform
Abstract:This article sets out to identify the factors that bedevilled the educational reforms and paralysed the transformation of education in Ghana from academic to a practical and more relevant one during the period 1920-1951. A brief description of educational development in Ghana is given and the state of education by 1920, a year after Sir Gordon Guggisberg had assumed governorship of the country, is described. An account of the programme of reform in the 1920s is outlined, followed by an evaluation of the results of the reforms effected up to 1930. A comparison is then made of the state of education by 1930 with that of the late 1940s, and the differences brought out. This is done as 1930 and the late 1940s represented two different stages of education in the country; i.e. relative success by 1930 in terms of the reforms implemented in the 1920s, and failure by the late 1940s. The factors that ultimately 'killed' the reforms and brought about no marked change by 1951 are then discussed. Notes, sum. (in French).