MU Teacher Candidates Perform School and Community Service in Ghana

Shortly after the end of the Fall 2018 semester, Millersville University students Brooke Keefer, Elizabeth Ebert, and Madeleine Bourgeois left the United States with Dr. Deborah Tamakloe, a member of their faculty in the Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education, to travel to Ghana.

Their goal was to visit local schools in Ghana; to learn more about educational programs in Ghana; to engage with Ghanaian school children, teachers, and staff; to bring much appreciated school supplies to students; and to have a little fun along the way.

The MU foursome visited the Community School in Tema, the Village School in Saltpond, the Cape Coast School for the Blind and Deaf, and the Aboom School for Children with Special Needs.  Along the way, they left children with backpacks full of school supplies, engaged the students in class, taught (and were taught) playground games, and gained invaluable perspectives on schools and schooling in Ghana.

  

As American school districts look to hire teachers who can provide more of a global perspective to the students in their schools here at home, it is clear that Brooke, Elizabeth, and Madeleine are now able to say with a bit of confidence that they can do just that.  Congratulations on what looked like a very rewarding trip!

  

On the Purpose of the Blog

Welcome to a new venture for the College of Education and Human Services, and School of Social Work (EDHS) – a College and School blog.  While it is likely the case that, over time, we will identify other uses for the blog, I have initiated it primarily as a means to recognize faculty, staff, students, and alumni from our unit.  EDHS is a complex unit comprised of five different academic departments, several offices of support, and a small number of grant-funded programs.  In addition, EDHS is home to the largest service region of the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program.

We will use this space to shine light on the good work being undertaken by hardworking members of the EDHS community.  If there is someone you believe should be highlighted, please email me: george.drake@millersville.edu.

In the meantime, please stop by from time-to-time in order to join in the celebration.