Visions of Ghanaian students about Europe
During the visit of Prof. Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi, Prof. Dr. George Kankam and Dr. Kofi Addison in Flensburg in February 2012, they also attended teaching classes in German schools. The knowledge of the children about African cultures was obviously visible. Not very suprising regarding the ways of reporting of European media concerning the African continent.
As a result of this Prof. Dr. Bea Lundt and Prof. Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi originated the idea to discover the visions of Ghanaian students about Europe. This mutual knowledge is important for the developing of the cooperation between the Europe-University of Flensburg and Universities in West Africa. It is indispensable for both parts to get basic information about each other, especially in case of cultural understanding.
Prof. Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi from Ghana, who hold a Guest Professorship in Flensburg (DAAD 2013 till 2014), is a specialist in empirical research with children in Ghana. He did his PhD in this field.
We started with our research in 2013. Our interviewers, Master Students from Winneba, interviewed students from Winneba, recorded and transcribed the data. The first results of this research were offered by Prof. Ofosu-Kusi on the conference about „Global Perspectives on Europe“ at the Europe-University of Flensburg in December 2013.
The research is still processing. The collection of interview data expanded a lot in 2014 and 2015.