Education in Ghana: Exploring Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning

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Faculty - College of Education and Human Services

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Education in Ghana: Exploring Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning

Program Dates:
June 7 - June 26, 2018

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:


Course Description:
Students will be immersed as teaching assistants in a P-12 boarding school in Ghana to explore the influences of socio-economic, political, ethnic, and religious factors on classroom practices, seeking parallels with how immigrant and/or minority P-12 students in the US might experience the culture of their schools.

Non-education majors whose major does not align well with a P-12 content area could serve as an assistant in a school office or an elementary classroom. Cultural explorations in the capital city Accra, the Volta River dam region of Akosombo and the historical slave-trade region of Cape Coast are included.

Prerequisites for Undergraduate level: Sophomore standing and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; completion of a sophomore-level oral communications course or a sophomore-level composition course with a C or better.

Prerequisite for Graduate level: A Bachelor's Degree


Physical Activity Requirements:

Students should be able to walk 2 to 3 miles each day, and it will be as hot as 90 degrees on most days. Most walking surfaces will be paved and in good repair. Indoor spaces will have air conditioning, but it is possible that electricity may go off for a few hours at a time. Yellow fever immunizations are required, and malaria prophylaxis is highly recommended. Vegetarians may find food choices limited and should consider bringing their own protein source. Smoking in public is illegal in Ghana.

Course Highlights:
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