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Learning through the ‘African experience’: the transnational educational strategies of British-Ghanaian families - 25 October 2021

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Better opportunities for their children were a key reason Ghanaian parents cited for migrating to the UK. Yet, facing issues such as low educational attainment, many parents were concerned about raising their children in the UK.

While these anxieties contributed to parents’ decisions to send their children, or relocate, to Ghana, in this paper, Emma will argue that parents are searching for an environment that instils values they associate with ‘Ghanaian’ conceptions of being educated.

Based on a 23-month ethnographic study, this paper examines the uses of Ghana as a site and a set of ideals in the transnational educational projects of British-Ghanaian families.

About the speaker

Emma Abotsi is a Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to joining Goldsmiths, she was a British Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellow at the British Library. She completed her PhD at the Department of Education, University of Oxford.

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25 October 2021

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