THE ROLE OF PERFORMING ARTS IN GHANAIAN SOCIETY AND ITS IMPLICATION FOR FORMAL EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Benjamin Adjepong, Peter Obeng

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The Performing Arts play a pivotal role in the traditional and contemporary life of the Ghanaian. Among its numerous importance and benefits are academic development, career development, transmission and preservation of cultural values, and promotion of tourism. In spite of some knowledge that has been created about these benefits and importance, the significance of the Performing Arts in the Ghanaian society is downplayed. The aim of this paper is to re-emphasise the role as well as the benefits and importance of the Performing Arts in Ghana and its implication for formal education.

 

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performing arts, transmitting cultural values, preserving cultural values academic development, career development, tourist attraction

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