Early childhood education – penetrating the impenetrable issues

Oxford Round Table

Two Decades of Academic Discourse

Early childhood education – penetrating the impenetrable issues

Dr Kwesi Atta Sakyi
On 21st July 2015
At Harris Manchester College,

University of Oxford

© 2015

(Dr Kwesi Atta Sakyi as in 2007)
4 Year Certificate in Teacher Education (Ghana), 1970
B.A. (Hons), Economics with Geography (University of Ghana, 1978)
Diploma in Business Administration, Jersey, UK, 1993
NDP (cum laude) (UNISA), 1996
MPA (cum laude), UNISA, 2000
DBA, Creek University, California, 2015

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ACL Action-Centred Learning
CDF Constituency Development Fund
COMESA Community of Eastern and Southern Africa
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
ECCD Early Childhood Care and Development
ECCDE Early Childhood Care, Development and Education
ECCE Early Childhood Care and Education
ECE Early Childhood Education
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
EPRP Enhanced Poverty Reduction Programme
ESIP Education Sector Investment Programme
EU European Union
GDP Gross Domestic Product
HIPC Heavily-Indebted Poor Countries
HIV/AIDS Human-Immune-deficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
HP Hewlett-Packard
IB International Baccalaureate
ICT Information Communication Technology
IDP Internally Displaced Persons
IGI International Governmental Institutions
IMF International Monetary Fund
IQ Intelligence Quotient
LCP Learning Community Participation
MI Multiple Intelligences
MOE Ministry of Education
MYC Middle Years Curriculum
NGOs Non-Governmental Organisations
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OVC Orphans and Vulnerable Children
PCI Per capita income
PIRL Parents’ Involved Learning Reinforcement
PCE Polycentric Childhood Education
PPP Public-Private Partnerships
PSRP Public Sector Reform Programme
PTA Parents-Teacher Association
PYP Primary Years Programme
SADC Southern African Development Community
SAP Structural Adjustment Programme
SHOU Six Hats of Understanding
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation
UNICEF United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
UN United Nations
WB World Bank


1. Table 1 Expenditures on education in Ghana as percentage of GDP

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