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dc.contributor.authorLagbo, Yvette Anthea Adzo
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-08T22:00:31Z
dc.date.available2019-12-12T23:45:49Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationLagbo, Yvette Anthea Adzo. Early Childhood Care and Education: Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Public and Private Care in Ghana.. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/45845
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a comparative qualitative study concerned with care and education for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the early years in Ghana with a focus on human rights, policy implementation and practice. The study is situated within the Frankfurt school of critical theory and Nussbaum s (1999) capabilities approach. It adopts Tomasevski s (2006) rights-based approach to education framework giving detailed attention to the access component of the framework on accessibility, adaptability, availability and acceptability. The location, Ghana, was selected because of its political and historical involvement in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) (1989). The Osu and SOS children homes in the Accra and Tema Metropolitan areas of Ghana respectively were the centre of focus. The study adopts the qualitative narrative approach using semi-structured interviews with 15 OVC in early years, teachers, caregivers and policy makers. The findings of the study indicate that although the government has the legal instruments (Early Childhood Care and Development and OVC policies and other child related documents), localisation of the content of the UN CRC (1989) policy is quite challenging in Ghana. This is mainly because the concept of childhood varies both at the international and local context from subject (right bearer) to an object of adult charity. Also, non-OVC were admitted in the schools together with the OVC to enhance the social competence of the OVC. Finally, based on the responses from participants it can be concluded that efforts to develop the OVC capabilities through care and education is being attended to and future studies should be conducted into the quality of provision of services. Key words: Early Childhood Care and Education, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, CRCeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectEarly
dc.subjectChildhood
dc.subjectCare
dc.subjectand
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectOrphans
dc.subjectand
dc.subjectVulnerable
dc.subjectChildren
dc.subjectCRC
dc.titleEarly Childhood Care and Education: Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Public and Private Care in Ghana.eng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2015-09-08T22:00:31Z
dc.creator.authorLagbo, Yvette Anthea Adzo
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-50056
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