Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient
“Being in Ghana and a part of this developing school highlighted exactly what a school’s function is and what it needs to succeed.”
My goals for this internship were to acquire a deeper understanding of another educational system and to get hands on teaching experience, both of which I accomplished. The tasks I completed included weekly one-on-one meetings with Kirstie (the educational coordinator), writing lesson plans and daily notes for and about class, creating a personal learning plan for two academically behind students, attending staff meetings, acting as one-on-one tutor for nursery students, teaching phonics to groups from the intervention classroom, leading afternoon school, and teaching math and English to class 2 (ages 9-13).
I had many conversations on the philosophies of education and differences between a Westernized and Ghanaian education system. Being in Ghana and a part of this developing school highlighted exactly what a school’s function is and what it needs to succeed.
- Date September 1, 2012
- Tags 2012, Africa, Education, Preston, Social Service