Teacher Development in the 1990’s

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First published as a chapter titled:

Teacher Development in the 1990's In School and College: Educational Issues and Trends in the Commonwealth Caribbean 1999. Ruby King Editor Institute of Education Annual Volume 2 1999 Pp 57-91

This paper begins by briefly locating teachers within the social structures of Caribbean society and identifying the three broad types of governance of education systems in the region and their implications for conditions of service of teachers. It then identifies international and regional trends related to teacher development within the context of different models of school organization. It then reviews teacher development in the Caribbean in the 1990's with respect to innovations in pre-service teacher educations; in-service teacher training initiatives; projects that attempted to integrate pre-service and in-service modalities; initiatives to upgrade teacher trainers and innovations related to teacher evaluation and teacher supervision. The paper concludes with a critique of teacher development in the Caribbean in the 1990's.