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I want to go to school, but I can't: A Study of Factors that impact Girls' Formal Education in Ghana

Agbemabiese, K. Yawa

ISBN 10: 365937041X / ISBN 13: 9783659370410
Published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013
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Title: I want to go to school, but I can't: A Study...

Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Publication Date: 2013

Book Condition:Fair

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This study explores factors that impact a girl child’s formal educational outcomes in developing countries particularly, Ghana. Although educational research indicates that there are variables that limit a girl’s access to formal education, educational reforms are not consistent in providing remedy to gender inequities in education across the world. In essence, this research inquiry contributes to literature on the subject by examining factors impacting the girl child’s formal educational outcomes in Ghana. Within the socio-cultural space, the socialization process of the girl child is significant in understanding uncodified policies within the home, community, and school that places the girl child in the role of subordination to males. The indifference of male teachers and school administrators in positions of power, behaviors towards girls in schools, and the local patriarchal sociopolitical structures are major issues identified in the study. The mosaic of voices used in this study provides the data needed to draw a larger picture that explains why girls in this study say, “Medibe mayi sukuu gake, ŋui o” [I want to go to school, but I can’t].

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Dr. K. Yawa Agbemabiese is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She lectures in the areas of Education and Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Agbemabiese works with young girls and women and conducts workshops and presentations that address issues impacting the education outcome of girls and women in the USA and Africa.

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