CARIBBEAN MIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA

TENTH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE OF THE
CARIBBEAN RESEARCH CENTER, MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE, 1997 
CLOSING ADDRESS: LOOKING AT THE OUTCOMES

INTRODUCTION

Thank you, Dr. Taint, for your kind words of welcome and introduction. It is a pleasure to be able to participate in this conference. It is my honour to represent Sir Alister McIntyre, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, who was scheduled to give this presentation. I am speaking in his place but not in his name. I take full responsibility for whatever sins are committed in this presentation.

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Education for a Caribbean Mindset. Inaugural Eric Downie Memorial Lecture Sept 2009.

INTRODUCTION

The Reverend Dr. Devon Dick and the Organisers of the Boulevard Baptist Church have conferred on me the great honour to deliver this first Eric Downie Memorial Lecture. While the task is awesome, it is not one that I could decline. We are inaugurating the commemoration of the life and work of a remarkable son of Jamaica. Loving husband, devoted father, bedrock of the extended Downie family, teacher, a Mico Man to be exact, college lecturer, historian, teacher leader and Baptist deacon are but some of the areas in which he excelled. But then we would have left out dominoes, of which he was a master.

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ARCHBISHOP SAMUEL CARTER DISTINQUISHED LECTURE 2019

JAMAICAN EDUCATION: SUCCESSFUL PATTERNS OF THE PAST, STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

Your Grace Archbishop Emeritus Donald Reece and members of the clergy, Mr. Anton Thompson chairman of the Board of Campion College and members of the Board, Mrs. Grace Baston principal, and members of staff, Professor Trevor Munroe past presenter of this lecture, Drs. Wilson and former and present members of the Faculty of Humanities and Education of the University of the West Indies, Dr. the Hon Lloyd Barnett, Head-boy and students of Campion College, and distinguished ladies, gentlemen all, it is a signal honour to be asked to deliver the Archbishop Samuel Carter Distinguished Lecture.

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TEACHER EDUCATION IN THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS – Belize 2010

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Errol Miller

INTRODUCTION

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen all let me thank the University Centre, and particularly Mrs Jane Bennett, for inviting me to give this public lecture this evening. I welcome the opportunity to speak in Belize on a subject with which I have been engaged continuously in the Commonwealth Caribbean for the last 35 years. Having retired from the University of the West Indies last year and having worked with teacher educators in Belize over the last 26 years I am approaching this lecture from the perspective of an oldster exiting the scene having a conversation with the generation that must continue the work that some of us took over from our elders in the profession. More than giving the Lecture I look forward to the question and answer session.

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CELEBRATING THE PAST AND BUILDING ON THE LEGACY

 

Keynote Speech delivered at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

President Paul Adams, President Elect Clayton Hall, Immediate Past President Nadine Malloy-Young, Past Presidents, Parish Presidents, Secretary General Dr. Adolph Cameron, Members of the Executive and Council, delegates to Conference invited guests, colleague teachers and ladies and gentlemen, the Association has accorded me the high privilege of addressing our Annual Conference in this year of Jamaica’s Jubilee. This is the third and most likely last occasion, that I will have this great honour of being the Keynote Speaker at an Annual Conference of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association of which I am a founding and lifetime member. Further, my professional career almost perfectly spans the period of Jamaica’s independence. Probably most importantly as a teenager faced with choices of careers I felt called to be a teacher and have lived my life always striving, by the Grace of God, to be faithful to that call. In addressing the Theme of the Conference I will therefore speak with the passion of a teacher by choice, professional understanding gained through research and lessons learned by experience as a practitioner. Continue reading