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Title: Publishing for pre-tertiary education in Ghana: the 2002 textbook policy in retrospect
Authors: Opoku-Amankwa, Kwasi
Brew-Hammond, Aba
Mahama, Anatu Kande
Keywords: Textbook policy
Indigenous publishing
Educational publishing
State-controlled publishing
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Educational Studies
Citation: Educational Studies, 2015
Abstract: This paper assesses the performance of the “National Textbook Development and Distribution Policy for Pre-Tertiary Education” of 2002. It examines the pol- icy in theory and in practice by exploring the extent to which the liberalisation of the textbook trade has helped to improve on textbook procurement, produc- tion and distribution, availability, quality and access to the books. The paper dis- cusses the context leading to the transition from the state-controlled policies to the present liberalised textbook provision policies in Africa. The tensions that marked the transition period and the role of the World Bank and other develop- mentagencies inthe policy shift have also been discussed. Thepaper identifiesa number of implementation challenges stalling the full realisation of the objec- tives of the textbook policy including the Ministry of Education’s interference in the textbook procurement process and some publishers’ and authors’ abuse of the conflict of interest regulation in the policy. The paper makes a number of recommendations for consideration.
Description: An article published by Educational Studies, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8311
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