Unpacking the impact of inclusion and equity policies in South Africa and Ghana

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This chapter examines policy interventions that address the inclusion of and equity for historically marginalized groups in an effort broaden access to, and participation in higher education. Within such an diverse context in sub-Saharan Africa, I am careful to offer indiscriminate generalizations that fail to consider socio-cultural, political, and historical nuances embedded within various contexts. Therefore, the policies and legislative initiatives examined draw largely from two countries, South Africa and Ghana. While there are broad experiences that have informed the postsecondary policy landscape across sub-Saharan Africa that are relevant to the core arguments advanced in this chapter are informed largely by insights gleaned from the two countries. It is important however, to ground this discussion within a broader continental context, which highlights key actors and factors that have influenced the higher education sector.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Education Policy
EditorsGerard Postiglione, Christopher Johnstone, Wesley Teter
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781800375062
ISBN (Print)9781800375055
StatePublished - Apr 14 2023


  • Equity
  • Access
  • Higher education
  • South Africa
  • Ghana
  • Gender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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