Education and Society in the Commonwealth Caribbean

Book Cover: Education and Society in the Commonwealth Caribbean
Part of the institute of social and economic research series:

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Institute of Social and Economic Research, UWI Mona: Jamaica with the Assistance of the Research Institute for the Study of Man, New York, USA: 1991

The Foreword is by Sir Alister McIntyre Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies

Education and Society in the Commonwealth Caribbean is a review of research relating to achievement, access, and socialization as these impact educational performance in selected Commonwealth Caribbean countries. Chapters are:

Preface by Errol Miller

RISM and Caribbean Social Science by Lambros Comitas

RISM-Spencer Study of Education and Society in the Caribbean by M G Smith

Education and Society in the Caribbean: Issues and Problems by Rex Nettleford

Education and Society in St Kitts and Nevis by Joseph Halliday

Education and Society in Grenada by George I Brizan

A Review of Research on Access to Education and Educational Achievement in Barbados by Anthony Layne

A Review of Educational Research in Jamaica by Marlene Hamilton

Education and Society: A Review of Educational Research in Trinidad and Tobago by Patricia Mohammed

Access to High School Education in Postwar Jamaica by Derek Gordon

Education and Society in the Caribbean: Some Reflections by Errol Miller

In addition to Tables reporting data in several chapters, this books also has 45 pages of Tables reporting data related to different aspects of the education systems of Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago in the 1980s.

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Educational reform in Independent Jamaica

Book Cover: Educational reform in Independent Jamaica
Part of the INTERAMER 54 Educational series:

In Educational Reform in the Commonwealth Caribbean, (1999) Errol Miller Editor, INTERAMER 54 Educational Series. Organisation of American States, Washington D. C. Pp 199-253

This publication describes and discusses educational reforms in Jamaica from the formation of the Ministry of Education in 1953 until 1998, that is, educational reform in Jamaica from the start of the movement to political independence until the twentieth century. It divides the period into two segments, the period of populist government from 1953 until 1977 and the period of structural adjustment 1997 to the end of the twentieth century. This publication describes and discusses education reforms in the populist period such as the governance of the school system; expanding access at the different levels of the education system; equality of opportunity particularly with respect to students with special needs, rural residents and girls; nationalism/regionalism particularly with respect to the capacity to train teachers, the curriculum at the primary and secondary levels and external examinations. Reforms in the period of structural adjustment are identified in relation to the goals of the IMF agreements which were demand management and appropriate economy-wide pricing. The conclusions drawn are related to the extent to which the reforms addressed the colonial legacy of inequality and the marginalization of the majority.

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