B.A., Andrews University
M.Ed., University of Western Ontario
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Mfum-Mensah Academia Information
Recent Research and Publications:
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (forthcoming 2013). Negotiating the Trilogy Blackness, “Accentness” and “Africanness”: A “Native-Alien” Professor’s Tale. In K. Akurang-Parry and Charles Hutchison (Eds.) Voices of Immigrant Professors: Historical and Contemporary Challenges & Triumphs
- Mfum-Mensah, O (2009). Teaching and learning in a developing world context: Understanding the curriculum development for marginalized communities in northern Ghana”. In Wiggan, G., & Hutchison C (Eds.). Global Issues in Education: Pedagogy, Policy, School Practices, and the Minority Experience. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield.
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (2013). A review of Education in a Strange Land: Globalization, Urbanization and Urban schools- The Social and Educational Implications of the Geopolitical Economy by Greg Wiggan. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (paper) ISBN 978-1-61122-647-8 Education Review
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (2010). A review of Faith in Schools by Amy Stambach. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010. 228 pp. (paper) ISBN 978-0-8047-6851-1. Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 21, 2010 http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16266.
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (2011). Education Collaboration to Promote School Participation in Northern Ghana: A Case Study of a Complementary Education Program. International Journal of Educational Development 31(5), 459-465
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (2009). An exploratory study of the curriculum development process of a Complementary Education Program for Marginalized Communities in Northern Ghana. Curriculum Inquiry 39(2), 343-367
- Education for citizenship, schooling and children at the margins
- Ideologies and curriculum reforms in English Speaking West Africa
- Complementary education programs in the developing world
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (2013). “Revisiting ‘Education for All’ and the Schooling Status for Children with Disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa”. Paper presented at the 57th Annual CIES Conference, New Orleans, LA March 10-15, 2013
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (2012) “Educating for citizenship: Schooling, curriculum, and children at the margins in Ghana”. Paper to be presented at 56th Annual CIES conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 22-27.
- Akukwe G. N. & Mfum-Mensah, O. (2012). “Responding to the social mobility aspirations of marginalized populations through education”. Paper presented at 56th Annual CIES Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 22-27.
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (2011) “Out of many we are one”: Ideological underpinnings of curriculum reforms in Anglo-West Africa from1980 to present. Paper presented at 55th Annual CIES conference, Montreal, Canada, April 30-May 5.
- Mfum-Mensah, O. (2010) Education collaboration for complementary education programs: A case study of Northern Ghana. Paper presented at 54th Annual CIES conference, Chicago, IL, March 1-5.
- Mfum-Mensah, O., & Sophia Friedson-Ridenour (2010) Community participation” in complementary education programs: A case study of Northern Ghana. Paper presented at 54th Annual CIES conference, Chicago, IL March 1-5.
- Education and American Society
- Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Education
- Comparative and International Education
- Education in sub-Saharan Africa
- Advice for First-Year Students...
- Stay focused and care about the GPA.
Vocational Story :
I decided to pursue educational research and international and development education as a way of advocating for marginalized communities in the developed and the developing world for which access to quality education remains a dream and, therefore, continue to suffer political, economic, social and cultural marginalization.
Gardening, cooking, traveling, and sightseeing.
“Until lions get their own historians, tales about hunting will always glorify the hunter”
- An Ewe-Ghanaian proverb