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Title:The 'Hidden Curriculum' of a West African Girls' Boarding School
Author:Maseman, Vandra
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:secondary education
women's education
Education and Oral Traditions
Women's Issues
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/483708
Abstract:Purpose was to consider some aspects of the hidden curriculum in a west African girls' boarding school (situated in the suburbs of man urban area of Ghana). Attempted is to define what lessons it is that students are learning aside from the formal contents of the West African Examinations Council syllabus. The paper discusses the school and its population, and the nature of goals of education for females in West Africa. A brief summary of the formal school curriculum is followed by a detailed examination of the lessons learned concerning the use of space and time, the nature of bureaucracy, patterns of authority, and the role of educated women. Sections: The school - Goals of education for females - The formal framework: curriculum Spatial arrangements of the school - Temporal sequence of events - The school as a bureaucratic organization - The teacher as role model - Conclusion. Ref., table, French summary.