Family life education: A ghanaian perspective

Gladys B. Asiedu, Ebenezer Donkor

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Family life education has a broad aim and scope which has been described to incorporate a preventative, educational, and collaborative approach to address an array of issues affecting individuals and family life. Therefore when examining family life education there are many cultural and contextual factors that need to be considered. In this chapter we hope to illustrate the social structures, concepts, and dynamics existing in Ghanaian familial relationships and how those concepts create opportunities and yet limitations to the development of a formal family life education and evaluation in Ghana. We provide cultural and historical perspectives of “the Family in Ghana” relating it to family life education, the social and familial strengths, family policies addressing family needs, and the challenges associated with implementation of FLE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Family Life Education
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319775890
ISBN (Print)9783319775883
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Families in Ghana
  • Family life education
  • Ghana policy
  • Social work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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