Evans, Hyacinth L.
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Institute of Education; Faculty of Arts and Education
Continuity and change in all-age schools, 1948-88
Education in the West Indies: Developments and perspectives, 1948-1988
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Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies
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Reviews developments in Jamaican all-age schools from 1948 to 1988. '[I]nformation on the earlier years ... was obtained mainly from primary sources such as reports of Committees, Annual Reports of the Education Department ... [Ministry of Education in the later years], the Census of Jamaica, reports of conferences, and one report of research. This information was supplemented by recollections of teachers, principals and inspectors (education officers) who worked in the system during the years under review. ... Data on the schools in 1988 were obtained from research conducted in 1986-87 and 1987-88'. Concludes that the all-age school which was established in the 19th century for the labouring classes continues to be patronized mainly by this group; and 'continues to offer a promise of education and social mobility while frustrating the aspirations of many'.....