The special topic calls for papers on “A Descriptive Assessment of Higher Education Access, Participation, Equity, and Disparity” and such papers will appear in Higher Education of Social Science as a special column.
Affiliated research area: Higher Education，Access Participation Disparity Equity
Since independence, Ghana has comparatively distinguished itself among many Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries in its educational developments. Tertiary education in Ghana over the past decade has witnessed tremendous growth in various frontages—increased access and participation, relative expansion of academic facilities, a growing private sector, and most importantly, a transformative policy environment. Despite these overwhelming developments, there remain inequalities in the higher education system in Ghana: access has not been broadened to include all social groups. Available data suggest unequal participation among women, minorities, individuals from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and spatial-based disparities. Using enrollment data from universities, policy document from the Ministry of Education, and the National Council for Tertiary Education in Ghana, and academic research reports, the authors provide descriptive and critical analyses of the structures of inequalities and disparities in higher education in Ghana. The authors argue that in spite of the massive developments over the years, there exist accessibility and participation gap with respect to students’ socioeconomic status, gender, regions of origin, and the type and location of secondary schools attended.
In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on “A Descriptive Assessment of Higher Education Access, Participation, Equity, and Disparity” for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.
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Related Journals (Special issue):
Higher Education of Social Science Journal, ISSN 1927-0232 [Print]; ISSN 1927-0240 [Online].
A Descriptive Assessment of Higher Education Access, Participation, Equity, and Disparity in Ghana doi: 10.1177/2158244013497725