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Title:Teaching and labor: teacher unionism in Ghana, 1931-1966
Author:Amoako, Samuel
Year:2014
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies (ISSN 0361-7882)
Volume:47
Issue:1
Pages:55-75
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:teachers
trade unions
strikes
1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
Abstract:This paper deals with identifying connections among the teacher unions and developments in general, and the relationship of the teacher unions with the colonial government and later with the postcolonial governments of Ghana in particular. The author investigates teachers' associations and their relation with the State, paying particular attention to the period of early 1930s to the end of the first post-independent government under Nkrumah's Convention Peoples Party (CPP) in 1966. He dicusses grievances and teaching conditions amid general labour and political discontent, starting with an explanation on how teacher associations in Ghana emerged, followed by an examination of the NUT strike and union formations, as well as political interventions. The author contends that a study of the teacher union-State relationship helps to understand the education system as well as State-labour relations in the education sector. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden]
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