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Re-imagining Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean

Re-imagining Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean

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In Re-imagining Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean, regional scholars examine, through research and case study data, the significant sociocultural issues faced by education systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

By: Zellynne Jennings and Deon Edwards-Kerr

Product Description

Educational policy and practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean, a region comprised of developing nations, have largely been modelled on the educational policies set by the developed nations. These policies when put into practice in the Caribbean often conflict with the sociocultural realities of living in post-colonial small island developing nations. Consequently, attempts at education reform are fraught with difficulties that impact the goal of sustainable development.

In Re-imagining Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean, regional scholars examine, through research and case study data, the significant sociocultural issues faced by education systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean. They discuss and give new insights into how to address issues such as violence in schools and communities, globalisation and education, technology and education, school improvement, community involvement and raising attainment. They provide a useful multidisciplinary guide to effective educational reform, policy and practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

Additional information

Dimensions 9 x 6 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-862-2

Page Count:

170

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

October 2017

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Acronyms and Abbreviations

 

  1. Philosophies and Ideologies in Schools’ Curricula in the Commonwealth Caribbean

Zellynne Jennings

 

  1. Globalisation and Education

Zellynne Jennings

 

  1. Issues in Caribbean Education Policy

Deon Edwards-Kerr

 

  1. Education for Sustainable Development – Learning Today for a Sustainable Future

Lorna Down

 

  1. Inclusive Education

Deon Edwards-Kerr and Joan Spencer-Ernandez

 

  1. Issues in Teacher Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean

Carol Hordatt-Gentles

 

  1. Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Caribbean Education Systems:

With What Measure of Success?

Zellynne Jennings

 

  1. Gender and Schooling in the Caribbean

Zellynne Jennings

 

  1. Violence in Schools in Jamaica

Deon Edwards-Kerr

 

  1. Reflections on the Way Forward

Zellynne Jennings and Deon Edwards-Kerr

 

Index

About The Author

Zellynne Jennings is Professor Emerita and past Director of the School of Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. She has over 50 publications in international academic journals and has worked extensively as a consultant to Ministries of Education in the Caribbean and for organizations such as UNESCO and UNICEF.

Deon Edwards-Kerr is a lecturer in Research and Assessment in the School of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona. She has worked over 20 years in classrooms, educational research and public policy development, and specialises in appraising and evaluating educational programmes and development implementation approaches.  

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