The Politics of Educational Reform in Ghana

Understanding Structural Persistence in the Secondary School System

  • Maxwell A. Aziabah

Part of the Critical Studies of Education book series (CSOE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Maxwell A. Aziabah
    Pages 1-32
  3. Maxwell A. Aziabah
    Pages 43-51
  4. Maxwell A. Aziabah
    Pages 83-152
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-165

About this book


This book comprises five main chapters and addresses the core research question: How can the endurance of academic bias in Ghana’s secondary education system be explained in the context of educational reform versus change of government concurrence? Six sub-questions have subsequently been derived from the core research question, enabling a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of the subject matter of investigation. The manuscript adopts an historical institutionalism approach, combining path dependency with partisan theory in explicating structural persistence in the secondary school system in Ghana. A case study methodological design procedure has been employed in the investigation of three episodes of educational reform, anchored on qualitative content analysis as the main data reduction mechanism. 


Educational development Education System school policy Governmental System Ghanaian economy Current School System Educational Policy in Ghana West Africs Education Emerging Democracies Academic Bias

Authors and affiliations

  • Maxwell A. Aziabah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Community DevelopmentUniversity for Development StudiesTamaleGhana

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93760-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93761-8
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