Gordon Mabengban Yakpir

Doctoral Researcher

gordon yakirCurrent Status

Second Year

Research Topic

Sex Education: Perceptions and experiences of Window of Hope Tutors in Ghanaian colleges of Education

Research Summary

The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences and perceptions of Ghanaian college sex education tutors regarding the subject, their experiences growing up and of teaching sex education and what inform their pedagogies, challenges and what they deem must be done to maximise the benefits of sex education. This is a qualitative study employing Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA).

Research Interests

  • Sex education
  • Sex education experiences of both Initial teacher trainees and practicing teachers
  • Initial teacher training
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sexual attitudes and behaviour especially of young adults
  • Behaviour change models
  • Teacher Education and continuing development

Research projects

Constitution Review Commission of Ghana – This commission collated the views of Ghanaians on the 1992 constitution and proposed aspects to be amended. I worked with a team in the Central Region of Ghana as a Research Assistant.

Research Supervisors

Dr Tonie Stolberg

Dr Marion Bowl

Funding

Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND)

Membership of Research and Professional Organisations

Sex Education Forum- UK

Publications and Conferences

Yakpir, G. M. (2015 in press) Sex Education: Perceptions and experiences of Window of Hope Tutors in Ghanaian colleges of Education. 14th Doctoral Research Conference-School of Education. University of Birmingham.

Atuguba, J. A. and Yakpir, G. M. (2012) Biology 1 for Schools and Colleges, NAB superior services, Accra, Ghana(ISBN 978-9988-1-6523-9)

Yakpir, G. M. and Atuguba, J. A. (2012)  Biology 2 for Schools and Colleges, NAB superior services, Accra, Ghana(ISBN 978-9988-1-6524-6)

Sex and Relation Education: Coming of age - Conference in Euston, London- 6th November 2014

13th Annual Doctoral Conference – School of Education, University of Birmingham- 29th November 2014

Yakpir, G. M. (2011). Levels of stress and stress coping strategies of tutors of colleges of education in Ghana. Master of philosophy (Health Education), Dept. of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 

Any other information

I hold an M.Phil in Health Education and a Bachelor of Science Education from the University of Cape Coast. I have taught, Integrated Science, Biology and Sex Education at all three levels of Ghana’s education and have been involved in Initial teacher training since 2006.

Contact details

Email: gmy332@bham.ac.uk 

www.birmingham.ac.uk/gordon-yakpir