n Institute of African Studies Research Review - Gendered experience in teaching : an exploration into the participation and needs of female teachers in deprived rural areas in Ghana




Research in Ghana suggests that very few female teachers accept and stay in teaching posts in rural deprived areas. This article is based on a study conducted across six districts in three diverse geographic zones of Ghana with the lowest percentage of female teachers. The article provides evidence as to why the Government of Ghana has found it difficult to post female teachers to rural areas and the challenges which female teachers face once serving in these areas. The article also explores the strategies which could be used to attract more teachers to these areas and provides a framework for investigating the nature of posting women and the implications for the girl child.


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