Miller, Errol L.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Institute of Education
Teacher development in the 1990s
Instute of Education Annual: School and college: Educational issues and trends in the Commonwealth Caribbean
Date of Publication
Reviews development in preservice and inservice teacher education in the 1990s. Gains had been made in teacher development during the last half of the century, particularly in preservice teacher education resulting in a large indigenous force of generally better educated teachers than in previous decades. Teacher evaluation and supervisors, had, however, lagged behind the strides made in training. There were a number of challenges to the preparedness of the teacher to spearhead the education reform demanded for the 1990s. The status of the teacher had declined. Governance and conditions of service varied in schools across the region. Educational reforms, generally sponsored by international agencies, targeted individual territories and introudced international models at the expense of developing Caribbean approaches to the needs of the region. Sees teacher development in this context, as a medium or long term initiative involving pooling of effort and resources across the region. The University of the West Indies should play a facilitating role in enabling fresh approaches in an integrated context.....