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Ghana students

Leadership for Learning is the focus of a significant and ambitious programme to develop the leadership capacity of headteachers throughout Ghana. In its fourth year, the emphasis has been on professional development for District Training Officers, and on trialling text messaging as a sustainable low-cost means of communication and networking.

At the Faculty of Education, LfL Ghana is part of the REAL centre and was previously supported by the Centre for Commonwealth Education.

LfL Ghana

Responsibility for the whole programme is now almost completely in the hands of colleagues at the University of Cape Coast, who work closely with the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, demonstrating sustainability of this programme.

LfL is currently working with Cambridge Education to create new resources for teacher education.

Our publication InForm 13 (Download or read online) shares the journey of the LfL Ghana programme from its inception in 2009 through dialogue with 15 Ghanaian educators who became LfL Professional Development Leaders, to its current place as national policy with over 3,000 headteachers already involved.

For LfL Ghana resources, click here.

For the OER4Schools/LfL Wiki, click here.

Research & Development Team

University of Cambridge:
Sue Swaffield, Louis Major and John MacBeath. Formally Stephen Jull.

Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, University of Cape Coast:
Yaw Afari Ankomah, George Oduro and Alfred Ampah-Mensah


Centre for Commonwealth Education, Faculty of Education - University of Cambridge
Commonwealth Education Trust (CET)
Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) - University of Cape Coast
Ghana Educational Service (GES)
Ghana Ministry of Education

We have also been pleased to work with UNICEF, the Association of Basic School Headteachers and the Ghana National Association of Teachers.

LfL - the Cambridge Network