chapter  4
15 Pages

Ghana: Resolving the tensions between colonial values and contemporary policies

ByJOHN MACBEATH, SUE SWAFFIELD

The colonial legacy provides a powerful backdrop to the development of schools in Ghana, shaping their relationship with their communities and requiring a quality of leadership that displays a confidence to challenge much of established thinking and practice. This chapter begins with a review of the successive regimes in the country that have attempted to deal with the aftermath of wars on its people, exploitation of its human and natural resources, mismanagement and corruption and its impact on communities, families and children. It goes on to consider current support, partnerships, intervention and subvention issues. This is followed by an examination of current leadership challenges in schools.