A Review of OECS Education

A Sub-regional Dimension

First published title: A Review of OECS Education: The Sub-regional Dimension in the Caribbean Journal of Education Volume 28 No. 1 April 2006 Pp 1-25

This paper describes and discusses the long-term education strategies of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), that were designed to guide educational development in this sub-region during the last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century. It records the decision of the Ministers of Education in 1990 to commission Foundation for the Future, the long term strategy for the 1990s, the process employed to develop this strategy document, the broad outline of the strategies developed, the mechanisms put in place to implement the strategies and reviews the three evaluations that were done in 2000 to determine the extent to which the prescribed goals were achieved. The paper also describes and outlines the long term strategy Pillars for Partnership and Progress that was designed to guide educational development in the OECS for the period 2000 to 2010.

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