Recent trends in school social control in sub-Saharan Africa

Akyeampong, Kwame and Adzahlie-Mensah, Vincent (2018) Recent trends in school social control in sub-Saharan Africa. In: Deakin, Jo, Taylor, Emmeline and Kupchik, Aaron (eds.) The Palgrave international handbook of school discipline, surveillance, and social control. Palgrave MacMillan, Cham, pp. 191-211. ISBN 9783319715582

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Abstract

This chapter draws from existing literature, analysis of school policy texts and codes of discipline, to examine the context and history of school social control in sub-Saharan Africa using some evidence from Ghana. It highlights how school hierarchies, institutional surveillance mechanisms, and the code of discipline produce school social control in the sub-Saharan Africa context. It discusses school hierarchical organization as a mechanism for control based on a case study in Ghana. The discussion examines how teachers’ own schooling and training experiences make them agents of school social control and how corporal punishment plays a key role concluding with the role that foreign languages play in controlling access to further education and future social and economic opportunities.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2017 13:09
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 13:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70582

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