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- 1Andrews, Nathan
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- 1Jarvis,Kimberly D
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Multilevel Modeling of Factors that Influence Mathematics Achievement in Ghana: A Secondary Analysis of TIMSS 2007 and 2011Download
The purpose of this study was to examine which student, teacher, and principal variables best explained the performance of the population of Grade 8 students in Ghana. This study was necessitated by the consistent low performance of Ghana’s grade eight students in TIMSS since 2003. Ghana, as a...
The growing presence and influence of China across the African continent has attracted considerable local and international attention and even controversy. On the one hand, the burgeoning ‘China in Africa’ literature tends to focus on pessimistic assertions about the exploitative aspects of the...
Experiences of midwives who are faced with newborns affected by birth asphyxia in rural birth settings, southern GhanaDownload
Background: The increasing trend in global neonatal deaths over the past decade has engaged global, regional, and national communities in seeking sustainable approaches to improve neonatal health outcomes. The major causes of these deaths are preterm birth complications, intra-partum related...
Sources of Informal Support for women experiencing Obstetrical Fistula: A Focused Ethnographic StudyDownload
Obstetric fistula is a devastating complication of childbirth and a neglected global health issue. Ghana, a low-income country in sub-Saharan country is plagued with high maternal mortality and morbidity rates including an estimated 500 to 1000 new cases of obstetric fistula every year. Despite...
Over the last few decades, the concept of global citizenship has emerged in policies and vision statements of higher educational institutions without clarity of what it means or how to educate for it. In North America the discourse of global citizenship study abroad has become increasingly...
Preceptorship provides the opportunity for preceptors to offer practical experience to nursing students in the clinical setting. The current study was designed to explore and gain insight into preceptorship in Ghana from the perspectives of the key members involved in preceptorship. A focused...
An Exploration of a Culture of Reintegration with Women Who Have Experienced Obstetrical Fistula Repair in Northern Ghana, West AfricaDownload
More than two million women in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa live with untreated obstetric fistula (OF). Factors contributing to and affecting the care of OF are embedded in the social determinants of health. A three-pronged approach to OF care has been suggested, including awareness, treatment,...
African art music composers in Ghanaian universities negotiate a multiplicity of identities in a time characterized by frequent international communication and travel. This thesis explores these identities and asks, what does African art music, a combination of Western and indigenous African...
Responsibility for What, to Whom? A Critical Assessment of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Kinross and Newmont in GhanaDownload
Once transnational companies take over concessions of land or sea for their business, they are usually expected to provide certain socio-economic mechanisms aimed at cushioning the affected people and communities. This popular expectation or phenomenon is captured as corporate social...