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Ensuring Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education Provision: Ghana’s Approach

Strategies for Facilitating Inclusive Campuses in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion

ISBN: 978-1-78756-065-9, eISBN: 978-1-78756-064-2

ISSN: 2055-3641

Publication date: 25 July 2019

Abstract

The current economic stage of the world is argued to be that of a knowledge economy. This refers to a shift from the dependence on natural resources to a new paradigm where the production and use of knowledge are paramount. Countries all over the world are striving to have full participation in the knowledge economy by providing opportunities for equitable access to higher education in order to provide advance knowledge to all citizens. Ghana is striving hard to achieve equitable higher education and use it as the agency for spearheading its full participation in the global knowledge economy, but so far, Ghana’s approach to equitable higher education, which is worth sharing, has not been synthesized and shared with the scholarly community. This chapter analyzes and synthesizes the various initiatives Ghana has undertaken to promote equitable higher education, draws attention to the gaps between rhetoric and realities, and makes recommendations for improvements in the initiatives.

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Swanzy, P., Langa, P.V. and Ansah, F. (2019), "Ensuring Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education Provision: Ghana’s Approach", Hoffman, J., Blessinger, P. and Makhanya, M. (Ed.) Strategies for Facilitating Inclusive Campuses in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 17), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 237-251. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120190000017017

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