POLICY IMPERATIVES IN THE DELIVERY OF ODL: A NECESSARY INGREDIENT FOR QUALITY TEACHER EDUCATION. J. ANAMUAH-MENSAH Jam@uew.edu.gh & ASABERE-AMEYAW email@example.com. “ In the early twenty-first century, people will be able to study what they want, when
“ INGREDIENT FOR QUALITY TEACHER EDUCATIONIn the early twenty-first century, people
will be able to study what they want, when
they want, where they want, and in the
language they prefer, electronically.“
Peter Knight, July 1994
CAN GHANA BE INGREDIENT FOR QUALITY TEACHER EDUCATION
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Just one statement INGREDIENT FOR QUALITY TEACHER EDUCATIONGhana is poised to Improve the quality of its teacher Education and education in general using Open and Distance Learning as lever
Every Morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. INGREDIENT FOR QUALITY TEACHER EDUCATION
It Knows it Must run faster than the Fastest
Lion or it will be Killed.
Every Morning a Lion Wakes Up.
It Knows it Must Outrun the Slowest Gazelle or
it will Starve to Death.
It Doesn’t Matter Whether You are a Lion or Gazelle.
When the Sun Comes Up, You Better Start Running.
Ghana faces significant challenge in providing access to HE:
Overview of ODL in Ghana development of sub- Saharan Africa.
Ghana Open Learning and Distance Education Project (Perraton, 1996)
Ghana National Policy Framework on Distance Education (Buasi, Agyare & Aggor, 2000)
Ghana Distance Education Programme Policy Document (MOE, 2000)
Priorities and Strategies for Capacity Building in Tertiary Distance Education for Human Resource Development in Ghana (Mensah & Owusu-Mensah, undated)
Report of the Planning Committee for the President’s Special Initiative on Open and Distance Learning (PSI-ODL, 2003)
A National Policy on ICT Enhanced Open and Distance Learning for Ghana (Afrani, et. al., 2004)
A NATIONAL POLICY ON ICT- and development of a nationally accepted framework to guide open and distance learning in the country. This situation has allowed institutions and agents of foreign organisations to start distance learning programmes without adhering to any acceptable benchmarks. It has also created the situation where little known higher education institution have entered our education market. This can adversely affect the quality of courses offered which invariably can affect the trust and confidence that people have in ODL.
AND DISTANCE LEARNING
CAN GHANA BE implement institutional philosophies on ICT enhanced ODL
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….It is only a matter of time