Ghana, Diversity and Education in

The modern West African nation of Ghana, which borders the Gulf of Guinea between Côte d'Ivoire and Togo, was formed when the British colony of the Gold Coast merged with the Togoland trust to become the first sub-Saharan nation to obtain independence (1957). Although the modern state of Ghana takes its name from the famous ancient African kingdom (c. 700–1200 CE) that bordered the Sahara, it is a fabrication of colonialism, not a continuation of a distinctive West African civilization. Known as the Gold Coast, this British colony was created by European politicians without regard to African communities or nation-states. This entry explores non-Western perspectives on diversity and education and addresses issues of unity versus diversity within the Ghanaian education system by analyzing the ...

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