[lg policy] U of T newsFOLLOW U OF T NEWS Latest News Series Find a Story The Bulletin Brief U of T Magazine Contact U of T News Blue Book Media Room Sign language needs policy protection in Ghana: U of T expert Andrew Foster with students from the boarding school for deaf children in 1961 Andrew Foster with students from the boarding school for deaf children at Mampong-Akwapim, Ghana, about 1961 (courtesy of Gallaudet University Archives) In 1957, when Ghana gained independence from British colonial rule, African-American educator Andrew Foster established the first school for the Deaf in Ghana. In so doing, Foster consolidated and echoed Kwame’s Nkrumah’s independence day declaration of freedom for Ghanaians. While Nkrumah championed African independence movements across the continent, Foster, a graduate of Gallaudet University in Washington, is the man who modelled equal education opportunities in Ghana. Andrew Foster (centre), with his two most successful proteges: Seth Tetteh-O

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 11:02:03 EST 2019


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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