“We had so much knowledge that we could exchange and so much experience to share...”
Judy Lawson is the co-founder of Teachers Beyond Borders, a not-for-profit organisation based in North London working with special needs education in Ghana.
Championing an interactive approach with children at the centre of learning, they work with teachers and connect them with others both within Ghana, the UK and elsewhere. In doing so they recognised that their expertise had to be coupled with the local knowledge and understanding of teachers in Ghana.
Although they had expected to focus on staff development but soon found that they had to address issues of resourcing and infrastructure. Changing the curriculum and pedagogical approach has many other implications.
- Try a free course on Inclusive education: knowing what we mean
- Take your learning even further with a course in Leading professional practice in education and Education for development
- More on the life of Kofi, a pupil at MKA, can be found on the BBC World Class website
- Hear another story about global education: Watch another World Class film
- When watching the film, what questions arise for you about education in your own context?
- To what extent is education merely a local activity? Or is it becoming globalised?
Join in the debate
Use our comments area to discuss the issues covered in this film, asking yourself the following questions: