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Secondary education in Ghana at the dawn of the twenty-first century: Profile, problems, prospects

Secondary education in Ghana at the dawn of the twenty-first century: Profile, problems, prospects SECONDARY EDUCATION I N G HANA AT THE DAWN OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PROFILE, PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS 1 Hubert O. Quist The special edition of Prospects, vol. xvI~, no. 4, 1987, on secondary education examined issues relating to curricular economics in developing countries, youth attitudes, the planning of secondary education and the prospects for reform. The authors were unanimous about the continued importance of a generalized secondary education that serviced societal demands and expectations and kept pace with rapidly changing technology. Notable is the introduction by Morsy to this theme, entitled 'Landmarks: the secondary education debate'. Morsy examined the constraints and seeming progress made by secondary education the world over, noting the achievement of the advanced industrialized countries in making secondary education free, but that it 'has not been adapted to deal with the present crisis as well as the exponential growth of science and technology' (Morsy, 1987, p. 4). The entire edition underestimated the implications of globalization for secondary education, especially for developing countries such as Ghana. Nor did it tackle the relationship between secondary education, nation-building and modernization an issue crucial for Africa where recent developments in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo point to this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "PROSPECTS" Springer Journals

Secondary education in Ghana at the dawn of the twenty-first century: Profile, problems, prospects

"PROSPECTS" , Volume 29 (3): 19 – Sep 1, 1999

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Springer Journals
Copyright
1999 UNESCO
ISSN
0033-1538
eISSN
1573-9090
DOI
10.1007/BF02736966
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SECONDARY EDUCATION I N G HANA AT THE DAWN OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PROFILE, PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS 1 Hubert O. Quist The special edition of Prospects, vol. xvI~, no. 4, 1987, on secondary education examined issues relating to curricular economics in developing countries, youth attitudes, the planning of secondary education and the prospects for reform. The authors were unanimous about the continued importance of a generalized secondary education that serviced societal demands and expectations and kept pace with rapidly changing technology. Notable is the introduction by Morsy to this theme, entitled 'Landmarks: the secondary education debate'. Morsy examined the constraints and seeming progress made by secondary education the world over, noting the achievement of the advanced industrialized countries in making secondary education free, but that it 'has not been adapted to deal with the present crisis as well as the exponential growth of science and technology' (Morsy, 1987, p. 4). The entire edition underestimated the implications of globalization for secondary education, especially for developing countries such as Ghana. Nor did it tackle the relationship between secondary education, nation-building and modernization an issue crucial for Africa where recent developments in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo point to this

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Published: Sep 1, 1999

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