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“Ghana is an eye opener”: Enlightened personhood and transnational education among British-Ghanaians

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Based on multi-sited ethnographic research, this thesis examines the transnational parenting and educational strategies of British-Ghanaian families and their search for the “good life”. While anxieties over their children’s futures contribute to the parents’ decisions to either send their children or relocate to Ghana, this thesis argues that the parents are searching for the ideal learning environment to instil the values that they associate with West African concepts of enlightened pers...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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