Schooling and Education in Ghana: Research Conversations

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  • Samuel Amponash University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Lydia Kyei-Blankson Illinois State University, USA

Keywords:

Schooling, Education, Ghana

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Author Biographies

Samuel Amponash, University of Ghana, Ghana

SAMUEL AMPONSAH is a Senior Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working at all levels of education in Ghana and South Africa. He is the Acting Head of the University of Ghana's Distance Education Department. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of South Africa. Before joining the University of Ghana, Amponsah lectured at Esayidi TVET in South Africa and headed the Farming Management Department. Samuel's areas of research interest are education, online learning, and adult learning. He is a fellow of the Global Challenges Research Fund and currently on a departmental project investigating the learning needs of Ghanaian adult learners. Samuel is also a Co-PI for two international projects on education funded by GCRF and the British Council. Email:SAmponsah@ug.edu.gh.

Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Illinois State University, USA

LYDIA KYEI-BLANKSON is a Professor in the Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) Department at Illinois State University. Her expertise is in research methods, applied statistics, and psychometrics. Her teaching assignment includes graduate research methods and statistics courses. Also, she serves as Senior Research Fellow at NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising Center for Research at Kansas State University (KSU). Dr. Kyei-Blankson's research agenda focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning, online education, and the implications of effective technology integration in teaching and learning at the K-20 level. Her research has been published in various educational journals and books. She has co-edited eight books and serves on the editorial board of many journals. Email: lkyeibl@ilstu.edu.

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2021-05-21

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Amponash, S. ., & Kyei-Blankson, L. . (2021). Schooling and Education in Ghana: Research Conversations. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 10(SI), i-iv. Retrieved from https://ojed.org/index.php/jise/article/view/3751