A Research Fellow at the Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA), Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom, will be delivering a lecture on the topic “Higher Education in the Ghanaian Context” at a joint symposium by University of Maryland (UMD) and IEPA today.
The symposium will be streamed live today,16th March, 2018 at 16:00 to 18:30 GMT in Ghana at the IEPA Resource Center (Ground floor of the IEPA/Teaching Practice Building), UCC and 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST in the Edward St. John building, room 2208, UMD, USA.
Faculty, students and the general public can also participate in the symposium by clicking here
In January 2018, Dr. Candace M. Moore, Faculty Director of the Higher Education in the Ghanaian Context (HEGC) study abroad programme and Dr. Jillian A. Martin, Co-Instructor for HEGC, led a group of graduate students/higher education staff to Ghana for eleven days.
Participants had the opportunity to get a worldview understanding beyond Western ideals of social justice education and were engaged in a critical examination of concepts related to power, privilege, and oppression. This was done through their engagement with Ghanaian culture, the country’s approach to higher education especially the role of student affairs and assessment practices in the context of Ghanaian higher education.
The event is co-sponsored by the Commission for the Global Dimensions of Student Development of ACPA College Student Educators International.