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Title:Teacher trainees in Ghana in the early 1960s: women and the teaching of home science
Authors:Glotzer, RichardISNI
Engberg, Lila
Periodical:Ghana Studies
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:women's education
home economics
social change
educational history
Abstract:This paper presents information on a household survey undertaken in 1963 by 11 women students in the Housecraft Diploma course of Winneba Teacher Training College (near Accra, Ghana) as well as autobiographies written by these students. For the survey, the students queried the female heads of households on various topics, including the adoption of modern household practices and the occupational aspirations of mothers for their children. The autobiographies reflect, amongst others, the important role of the extended family in the lives of these young women students and also provide details about their school experiences. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]