Agbemabiese On Education

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Many believe that currency is the most valuable thing in the world; they couldn’t be further from the truth. Education is priceless. Padmore E. Agbemabiese, author of “Are the Schools We Have in Ghana the Schools We Need in Ghana?”, was born in the Volta Region of Ghana. He is a scholar and poet, currently lecturing at The Ohio State University, in African American and African Studies. His article was originally published in the Ghanaian Times, in Accra, Ghana. The main argument that Agbemabiese presents is that the schools provided and supported by western powers in Ghana lack the cultural experience of their communities, driving children towards alienation from their own homes. Ahmed Kuyini, author of “Ghana’s education reform 2007: A realistic …show more content…
Padmore E. Agbemabiese’s (2010) article, “Are the Schools We Have the Schools We Need in Ghana?”, the pathos argument is effective in that it uses emotional examples, connotative meanings, and an emotional tone to convey a strong message and make the readers emotionally involved in the subject. For example, Agbemabiese (2010) writes, “It should be politically correct to say that the educated Ghanaian child today is often alienated from his or her community as he or she has to run away from the village to the city in search of white collar jobs” (p. 3-4). Agbemabiese uses the connotation associated with alienation, as provided in an example above, to provide a sense of injustice for the educational system in Ghana, forcing the reader to empathize with the situation. Throughout the essay, the author uses this emotional appeal to ignite a desire for change in the audience; therefore, his pathos argument is …show more content…
Kuyini’s (2013) article, “Ghana’s education reform 2007: A realistic proposition or a crisis of vision?”, provides an excellent logos argument which is bolstered by the consistent usage of factual and statistical data, informed opinions, and quotations throughout the length of the article. In Kuyini’s (2013) article, he includes, “For example a World Bank analysis cited by Trading Economics (2012), showed that primary school enrollments in Ghana fell from about 74 percent in 1980 to 71 percent between 1988 and 1991” (p. 171). In the above quotation, it becomes clear that Kuyini uses a large amount of statistics in his article, which are obtained from other studies and credible sources. This contributes to the logos argument that is the vast majority of his essay. It is in his usage of these sources and information that the logos argument in this article is sophisticated and well

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