The Current State of Communication Education in Ghana: A Critical Analysis of Stories from the Field

  • Wincharles Coker
Keywords: communication education, community, knowledge economy, narrative, university


Narratives offer academic communities a moment of reflexivity. However, stories told by members in academic communities are  under-studied. Drawing on Wenger’s idea of community of practice, the present study examined the narratives of 12 senior  communication educators in three public universities in Ghana, and how the narratives shape the knowledge economy. Using field notes, technical documents, and structured interviews, the study revealed that community practice in the field of communication education in Ghanaian public universities is constrained by a not so vibrant community that faces challenges in localising a Western curriculum, and is yet to coordinate its local language research agenda.


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