Development in Ghana Research Paper by RightRiters

Development in Ghana
This paper examines the development of Ghana by looking at its education.
# 22687 | 6,650 words | 8 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 28, 2003 in History (African) , Education (General)

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This paper attempts to provide a precise, quantitative method to determine exactly how educated different subpopulations are in Ghana in certain sets of specific educational skills and how these measures may be used to suggest future allocations of public resources that might be employed to increase the level of education in the nation. The author focuses on how Ghana is developing by examining literacy and numeracy amongst the population.

From the Paper:

"How does a country make progress? The answers seem to be obvious on paper if difficult to effect in the world itself. Those of us who are citizens of the First World tend to believe that we understand what is required for a nation to "develop". But Blunch and Verner, in their study of literacy and numeracy skills in Ghana, demonstrate how complicated the idea of "development" is and how culturally specific.

That development should take different courses in different parts of the world should, in fact, not be a surprise to us at all. One of the problems of modernization projects has always been that there is a certain essential arrogance to nearly all of them because there is embedded in them the idea that every "backward" country could improve itself (i.e. become like the nation that is sponsoring the modernization project) if it simply applied itself."

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