Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles (Education Around the World)

Editat de Emel Thomas
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Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles provides a contemporary survey of education development and key educational issues in the region. The chapters cover: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Maarteen), Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The book includes discussions of the impact of local, regional and global occurrences, including social, political and geographical events, on education systems and schooling in the region. As a whole, the book provides a comprehensive reference resource for contemporary education policies in the Caribbean, and explores some of the problems these countries face during the process of development. It is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers at all levels.
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ISBN-13: 9781474235686
ISBN-10: 1474235689
Pagini: 464
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.7 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Seria Education Around the World

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


First comprehensive reference resource charting education systems and practices across the Caribbean

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Emel Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Education, Children and Young People at the University of Northampton, UK.


Series Editor's Preface, Colin Brock (University of Durham, UK)Notes on the ContributorsIntroduction and Regional Overview: Priorities and Prospects for Education in the Caribbean, Emel Thomas (University of Northampton, UK)1. Anguilla: The Challenges of Teacher Recruitment, Ornette Edwards-Gumbs (Alwyn A. Richardson Primary School, Anguilla)2. Antigua and Barbuda: The Mathematics Curriculum - A Compulsory Preparation Issue, Caron O. Weston (University of Nottingham, UK)3. The Bahamas: Collaborative Alliances for Special Education Provision, Samuel Taylor (Independent Education Consultant, USA) and Michelle L. Wildgoose (Bahamas Wisdom Academy, Bahamas)4. Barbados: Modelling the Educational System - A Socioeconomic and Historical Investigation, Pedro Welch (University of the West Indies, Barbados)5. Barbados: Higher Education - Contributing to Development in the Caribbean, Sandra L. Thomas (University of the West Indies, Barbados)6. Belize: Seeking Quality Education for National Development, Emel Thomas (University of Northampton, UK)7. Bermuda: The History of the Education System, Joseph Christopher (formerly Chief Education Officer, Bermuda)8. The British Virgin Islands: An Overview, Karl Dawson (H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin Islands) and David Smawfield9. The Cayman Islands: An Overview, Robert Geofroy (University of the West Indies, Cayman Islands)10. The Commonwealth of Dominica: Education for Economic Development, Ian A. Lubin (Georgia Southern University, USA) and Luanne K. Serieux-Lubin (University of Georgia, USA)11. Grenada: An Overview, Gabrielle Mason (Independent Educator), Cherril Louison-Howard (Independent Educator) and Colin Brock (University of Durham, UK),12. Guyana: Quality and Equity in Education, Prem Misir (University of Guyana, Guyana)13. Education in Jamaica: Transformation and Reformation, Errol Miller (Mico University College, Jamaica) and Grace-Camille Munroe (Independent Researcher, Jamaica)14. Jamaica: The Challenges of Reform in Primary and Secondary Education, Zellynne Jennings (University of the West Indies, Jamaica)15. Education in Montserrat: Pre- and Post-1995 Reflections, Gertrude Shotte (Middlesex University, UK)16.The Netherlands Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Marten - An Overview, Floor Job-Van der Zwan (Free University, Aruba)17. St Kitts and Nevis: An Overview, David Bearden (University of the West Indies, USA)18. St Lucia: Historical and Contemporary Issues - Developmentalist Approaches, Talia Esnard (University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago)19. St Vincent and the Grenadines: Educational Partnerships for Development, Deborah Dalrymple (University of the West Indies, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) and Yvette Thomas (Children and Young Peoples Services, UK)20. Surinam: The Development of Education, Lila Gobardhan-Rambocus (Institute for Advanced Teacher Training, Surinam)21. Recent Developments in Trinidad and Tobago (2000 - 2010): Early Childhood Care, Primary, and Secondary Education, Samuel Lochan (University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)22. An Analysis of Recent Developments in the Tertiary, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and the Post-Secondary Sector in Trinidad and Tobago (2000 - 2010), Susan Herbert (University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) and Samuel Lochan (University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)23. The Turks and Caicos Islands: Educational and Geographical Demands, Julia Williams (Independent Educator, Turks and Caicos Islands) and Beatrice Fulford (Independent Educator, Turks and Caicos Islands)Index


A highly variegated collection of ways to view schooling in the Caribbean ... I very much enjoyed the book's diverse perspectives towards schooling. I believe the volume readily fulfils the editor's hope that it will not only provide readers with ''information on specific Caribbean countries, but, more importantly, stimulate debates, discussions, and research that inspires all to examine education in the 'local' context''.
This highly informative collection makes an important contribution to the literature on education in the Caribbean region. It draws upon locally grounded research and insightful theoretical analyses. In doing so, this book plays a valuable role in bringing the perspectives and experience of small states into the international arena.
This is a truly user-friendly manual, authored by a range of knowledgeable essayists who, cooperatively, have managed to efficiently capture in one volume the eclectic temperament that delineates education in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles. Exceptionally enlightening and interesting, it eschews many of our cultural ethnocentric misconceptions - a boon for the notion of cultural relativity. Policy-makers, practitioners, academics, general readers - and politicians - will want and ought to have their personal copy.
This book, edited by Emel Thomas, is a timely compendium of resources on Caribbean education. Twenty-two valuable research essays by experts from a wide range of countries discuss how the societies of the Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles made significant gains, after colonialism, in modernizing education. Some essays also critique current barriers to progress as well as recommend reform, providing a welcome stimulus to debate and further research.