UGA- Education- Ghana Study Abroad in Education Program
Through the Ghana Study Abroad in Education Program, you will deepen your knowledge and cultural connections to the children and people of Ghana while developing "response ability" as a multicultural, global and culturally responsive teacher or researcher. Through the Ghana Study Abroad in Education Program, you will learn:
Throughout our 12 days in Ghana, we will learn through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, school visitations, and hands-on experiences with educationists (private, public and higher education professionals); government officials and policy makers; teachers and school administrators; children (PreK –high school); traditional leaders (chiefs, queen mothers, elders); religious leaders; and artisans and craftspeople.
- The role of African world views, heritage knowledge and culture in helping teachers research and develop strategies to address educational issues both in the United States and the world.
- The connections between theories and practice that lead to local and globally-based teaching in diverse settings
- The forgotten roots of African-American culture and history that will allow you to respond more thoughtfully and relevantly to African-American children and families.
Throughout the 12 days in Ghana, we will engage in a combination of lectures, demonstrations, school visitations, and hands-on experiences with:
Each day of the Ghana Study Abroad in Education Program is centered in the rich arts and cultural traditions of Ghana, framing the lectures, historic sites and school visitations, and discussions that will occur as an on-going part of this study abroad experience!
- Educationists (private, public and higher education professionals)
- Government officials and policy makers
- Teachers and school administrators
- Children (Pre-K thru high school)
- Traditional leaders (chiefs, queen mothers, elders)
- Religious leaders
- Artisans and craftspeople
|Cynthia Dillard, Professor
Dept. of Educational Theory & Practice
12-day program: 3 credits
Regular stay: December 10-21 Itinerary Highlights of Ghana
Day 1: Departure travel to Accra, Ghana on Delta Airlines
Day 2: Arrive Accra, Ghana
Day 3: Tema, Ghana - It Takes a Village: Nestiang Education in Community
Day 4: Kumasi, Ghana - Kente: Weaving Culture in Schools and Schooling
Day 5: Kumasi, Ghana - Adinkra: The Moral Education of Children in Ghana
Day 6: Elmina, Ghana - The Long Journey: From Africa to the Americas
Day 7: Elmina, Ghana - Roots and Wings, Slavery and Freedom: Healing the Wounds
Day 8: Elmina, Ghana - The Stool: Carving out Opportunities for Development and Education
Day 9: Elmina, Ghana - Everyday Spirit: A Day in the Life of Ghanaian Schools
Day 10: Accra, Ghana - Sankofa: African Wisdom and Lessons Learned
Day 11: Departure travel to United States on Delta Airlines
Day 12: Arrival in Atlanta, GA, USA
All participants will stay in fully air-conditioned hotels for the duration of this 12 day study abroad. See above itinerary.
12-day program: $4,950 Cost includes tuition, airfare, accommodations, full English breakfasts daily, 2 banquet dinners, all transportation while in Ghana, entry fees to monuments and sites, a bilingual tour guide for the duration of the study abroad in Ghana, travel insurance, and associated costs of materials and events in Ghana. Students must also register for a 3 credit hour course (registered in fall semester). All non-UGA students must register for the associated 3-credit academic course and pay tuition and fees, in addition to the program costs.