Ghana's Parent Trap Kids are starting school at younger and younger ages. This week, one country's bold experiment to change how it teaches young children. And why it had to hide that change from their parents.
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Ghana's Parent Trap

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Ghana's Parent Trap

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Kids are starting school at younger and younger ages. This week, one country's bold experiment to change how it teaches young children. And why it had to hide that change from their parents.

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This episode of Rough Translation is part of an NPR-wide project called How To Raise A Human.

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Every day, Godaiva Gbetodeme asks her students to put a sticker under the face that reflects their mood. Then she asks them why they're feeling that way — one of many ways she tries to draw the children out in open-ended conversations.
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