- About this Journal ·
- Abstracting and Indexing ·
- Advance Access ·
- Aims and Scope ·
- Article Processing Charges ·
- Articles in Press ·
- Author Guidelines ·
- Bibliographic Information ·
- Citations to this Journal ·
- Contact Information ·
- Editorial Board ·
- Editorial Workflow ·
- Free eTOC Alerts ·
- Publication Ethics ·
- Reviewers Acknowledgment ·
- Submit a Manuscript ·
- Subscription Information ·
- Table of Contents
Education Research International
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 479361, 7 pages
Literacy in Limbo? Performance of Two Reading Promotion Schemes in Public Basic Schools in Ghana
Department of Publishing Studies, College of Art and Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Received 4 March 2012; Revised 5 July 2012; Accepted 9 July 2012
Academic Editor: Bernhard Schmidt-Hertha
Copyright © 2012 Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
- E. Aryeetey and M. Goldstein, “The evolution of social policy,” in Economic Reforms in Ghana: the Miracle and the Mirage, E. Aryeetey, J. Harrigan, and M. Nissanke, Eds., John Currey, Woeli Publishing Services, Africa World Press, Trenton, NJ, USA, 2000.
- E. Aryeetey, J. Harrigan, and M. Nissanke, Eds., Economic Reforms in Ghana, James Currey, Woeli Publishing Services, Africa World Press, Trenton, NJ, USA, 2000.
- M. M. Huq, The Economy of Ghana: The First 25 Years Since Independence, MacMillan Press, London, UK, 1989.
- T. Killick, Development economics in action, Heinemann, London, UK, 1978.
- K. Akyeampong and D. Furlong, “Ghana: a baseline study of the teacher education system,” MUSTER Discussion Paper 7, Institute of Education, University of Sussex, Sussex, UK, 2000.
- K. Akyeampong and D. Stephens, “‘On the Threshold’: the identity of student teachers in Ghana,” MUSTER Discussion Paper 4, Institute of Education University of Sussex, Sussex, UK, 2000.
- G. M. Osei, “Issues arising from an examination of the Junior Secondary School reform of 1987 in Ghana,” Educational Studies, vol. 29, no. 2-3, pp. 141–177, 2003.
- Department of International Development, Ghana Education Sector Support, Department for International Development (UK)/Ministry of Education, Ghana, 1998.
- Ministry of Education, Textbook Development and Distribution Policy for Basic Education, Ministry of Education, Accra, Ghana, 2002.
- A. Ofori-Mensah, Book Scheme for Basic Schools in Ghana, Bellagio Publishing Network Newsletter, 2000.
- P. Askerud, “Textbooks for developing economies: why they fail,” Logos, vol. 9, no. 2, 1998.
- S. B. Neuman, “Books make a difference: a study of access to literacy,” Reading Research Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 286–311, 1999.
- W. B. Elley, “Acquiring literacy in a second language: the effect of book-based programmes,” Language Learning, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 375–411, 1991.
- W. B. Elley, “Conclusion: what have we learned?” International Journal of Educational Research, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 237–246, 2001.
- J. Larson and J. Marsh, Making Literacy Real: Theories and Practices for Learning and Teaching, Sage, London, UK, 2005.
- B. Comber, “Critical literacy: what does it look like in the early years?” in Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy, N. Hall, J. Larson, and J. Marsh, Eds., pp. 355–368, Sage, London, UK, 2003.
- K. Cain and J. Oakhill, “Assessment matters: issues in the measurement of reading comprehension,” British Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 697–708, 2006.
- J. P. Magliano and K. K. Millis, “Assessing reading skill with a think-aloud procedure and latent semantic analysis,” Cognition and Instruction, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 251–283, 2003.
- T. V. Rasinski, Assessing Reading Fluency, PREL, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2004.
- P. Foster, Observing Schools: A Methodological Guide, Paul Chapman, London, UK, 1996.
- M. V. Angrosino and K. A. M. Perez D, “Rethinking observation: from method to context,” in Handbook of Qualitative Research, N. K. Denzin and Y. S. Lincoln, Eds., pp. 673–702, Sage, Thousand Oaks, Calif, USA, 2nd edition, 2000.
- L. Cohen, L. Manion, and K. Morrison, Research Methods in Education, RoutledgeFalmer, London, UK, 2000.
- P. A. Adler and P. Adler, “Observational techniques,” in Handbook of Qualitative Research, N. K. Denzin and Y. S. Lincoln, Eds., pp. 377–392, Sage, Thousand Oaks, Calif, USA, 1994.
- R. G. Burgess, Ed., Field Research: A Sourcebook and Field Manual, George Allen and Unwin, London, UK, 1982.
- J. Sixsmith, M. Boneham, and J. E. Goldring, “Accessing the community: gaining insider perspectives from the outside,” Qualitative Health Research, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 578–589, 2003.
- S. Z. Athanases and S. B. Heath, “Ethnography in the study of the teaching and learning of english,” Research in the Teaching of English, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 263–287, 1995.
- Ghana Education Service, The Use, Care and Storage of Supplementary Readers, Ghana Education Service, Accra, Ghana, 1999.
- K. Opoku-Amankwa and A. Brew-Hammond, “‘Literacy is the ability to read and write English’: defining and developing literacy in basic schools in Ghana,” International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 89–106, 2011.
- R. J. Kraft, Primary Education in Ghana: A Report to USAID, USAID/Ghana Ministry of Education, Accra, Ghana, 2003.
- I. Montagnes, Textbooks and Learning Materials 1990–99, Unesco, Paris, France, 2001.