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Full name: Dr. Isaac Richard Amuah (PhD)
Email: richardamuah@yahoo.com
Address:
Department of Music
University of Cape Coast
Ghana
Phone: 233-0242-173947
Biography:
2005 to Date

Centre for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

Executive Director

2002 to 2004

Educational Assessment and Research Centre

Executive Director

2000 to date

University of Cape Coast

Senior Lecturer

1999 to 2002

Deputy Chief of Party,

Performance, monitoring and evaluation of a USAID sponsored project for increased quality of primary school education in Ghana

1997 to date

University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Part-time Lecturer in music for dance

1994 to 2000

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Lecturer in music

1994

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

PhD (Field of Music Education)

1988 - 1989

American Peace Corps, Ghana

Language Trainer/Assistant

1988

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

MEd, Concentration in Curriculum Studies

1982 - 1988

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Instructor, organised courses for undergraduate music majors Assistant Lecturer

1982

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

BMus and DipEd

1975 - 1976

Ghana Education Service, Ghana

Music Supervisor

1973 - 1975

Natioanl Academy of Music, Winneba, Ghana

Certificate in Music Teaching

1971 - 1973

Ghana Education Service, Ghana

Elementary school general classroom teacher

1971

St. Augustine's Training College, Bogoso, Ghana

Certificate in Teaching, Concentration in Elementary Education

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Research Interests:
  • Cognitive psychology of music: children and illiterate adults' memory ability for music
  • Music cognition: compositional processes utilised by illiterate Highlife composers
  • A developmental study of the creative ability of Primary School children
  • Improving the quality of music teaching in Ghanaian Primary Schools
Papers:
Papers:
read at Conferences, Seminars, and Radio Broadcast

  • Cultural Diversity and Music Education: Indigenous Ghanaian Music in Universties in Ghana. Paper Read at the Ninth International Conference on Cultural Diversity and Music Education. Seattle, Washington. March 20 - 23, 2008.
  • Teaching Drumming in the Primary School: What Research Says. A paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of Ghana Music Teachers' Association, Tamale, Ghana, August 1 -3, 2001
  • Congress of the International music council, UNESCO, Arhus Denmark, July 2-5, 1998
  • Kwaa Mensah's Role in the Development of Highlife music in Ghana. A paper read at the Exhibition of Gramophone Records of the 1900 to 1970, at the W.E.B. Dubois Centre, Accra, November 28, 1996
  • The Music and Lyrical Import of Opanin Osei Bonsu's music. Radio Broadcast on Cape Coast Central FM on the programme Roots of Highlife music, November 23, 1996
  • Guitar idioms of the 1950s as exemplified in Kwaa Mensah's Music. Radio Broadcast on Cape Coast Central FM on the programme Roots of Highlife music, November 23, 1996
  • The Role of the Computer in the Music Industry in Ghana. A paper read at the Talent Festival organised at the University of Cape Coast, October, 1996
  • National Service and Rural Development. A Keynote address read at the Regional Conference of the National Service Personnel Association, September 1996
  • Strategies for the implementation of the Cultural Studies Syllabus. A paper presented at a Workshop organised for Cultural Studies teachers in the Apam Educational District, July 3, 1996
  • Pedagogical strategies for the teaching of directed music listening lessons in the junior schools. A paper presented at a Workshop run by GES for Cultural Studies teachers in the KEEA district, Elmina - November 8, 1996
  • Computer Literacy In Job Opportunities. A paper read at the Second Anniversary of the Computer Literacy Club, U.C.C. May 1996
  • Brass band music in the Cape Coast area.A paper presented jointly with Dr. E. A. Akrofi at the International Seminar on Cape Coast and Elmina, University of Cape Coast, March, 1995
  • Meta pedagogical approach towards the teaching of music in teacher training college. A paper presented at a Workshop organised for music teachers in training colleges in Ghana, December, 11-17, 1995
  • Teaching music in contemporary Ghanaian JSS. A paper presented at a Workshop organised for JSS Cultural studies teachers in the Cape Coast Municipality. November 7, 1995
  • Gender and Creative Abilities of Primary school pupils: An exploratory study. A paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of Ghana Music Teachers' Association, Winneba, Ghana, August 1995
  • Portfolio Assessment: New Trends in the Assessment of Musical Achievement in Ghanaian School. A paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of Ghana Music Teachers' Association, Winneba, Ghana, August 1994
  • Elementary School Children's ability to recall melodies. A paper presented at the poster session, Illinois Music Educators Conference, Peroria, Illinois, 1991
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