Transnational migration and educational change: Examples of Afropolitan schooling from Senegal and Ghana

Emma Abotsi, Hannah Hoechner

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Abstract

Studies on migration and education have examined homeland returns as part of family strategies around acquiring desired cultural capital. However, the impact of return migration and transnational mobility on homeland educational landscapes remains under-researched. Using ethnographic data from Ghana, Senegal, the UK and the US, this paper shows how ‘international’ schools on the African continent have emerged as places where young transnational Africans can acquire cosmopolitan and Afropolitan competencies and outlooks.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Early online date28 Mar 2022
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Mar 2022

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