Reimagining Education for the Future We Seek: Africa and the World in Dialogue
The inaugural International Educators’ Summit is a groundbreaking initiative organized by the Ghana Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Ghana ASCD) to be held in the vibrant city of Accra, Ghana, 5-7 July, 2024. This summit represents a pivotal moment in the global discourse on education with an unyielding commitment to shaping the future of education and will convene international educators to address the pressing challenges faced by Ghana and the broader African continent.
Context and Challenges in Ghana’s Education Landscape
Ghana, like many developing nations, faces multifaceted challenges in its education system. While strides have been made in expanding access to education, there exist core gaps that demand innovative solutions. Some of these challenges include:
- Inequitable access to quality education
- Misalignment between education and the needs of the workforce
- Limited integration of technology in education
- The need for transformative leadership
- The urgency to prioritize student and educator wellness.
Pioneering Change, Fostering Collaboration
The International Educators’ Summit serves as a dynamic platform for educational thought leaders, visionaries, practitioners, and policy-makers to converge and catalyze transformative change. As the first of its kind in Ghana, this summit is in support of the nation’s commitment to redefining education to meet the evolving needs of its citizens and to being a contributor to global educational advancements.
The summit will revolve around five key strands, each addressing a critical facet of the education ecosystem:
- Education for the World of Work
- Technology in Education
- Leadership for the Future
- Preparing Students to be Powerful Leaders
- Student and Educator Wellness