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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Jennings, Zellynne D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Educational Studies
Article Title
Teacher education in selected countries in the Commonwealth Caribbean: The ideal of policy versus the reality of practice
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Comparative Education
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2001
Volume ID
37
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
107-34
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Abstract
Explores the extent to which teachers in selected Commonwealth Caribbean countries are being trained to: (i) use centrally produced curriculum guides in language arts/reading, English and foreign Languages; (ii)adopt appropriate methodologies for the teacher as a 'facilitator of leaning'; (iii) teach low achievers and underachieving males; and (iv) use new technologies to aid instruction. The findings suggest that, while in most of the countries teachers are trained to use curriculum guides at the primary level, there is little evidence to indicate that the ideals in ii-iv either are being or can be realised, given existing constraints.....
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