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Job title: 
Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction


Deputy Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Humanities and Education
Research Interests: 
• Teacher quality
• Curriculum integration
• Teacher preparation
• Curriculum implementation
• Online teaching and learning
Qualifications & Experience: 

Dr. Carmel Roofe is a Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, at The University of the West Indies, Mona where she is a Deputy Dean and the programme co-ordinator for masters and doctoral programmes in Curriculum Studies. Her career in teaching spans teaching in secondary schools and training initial and in-service teachers at the Higher Education level. She has served as consultant with the World Bank and the Ministry of Education, Jamaica, and as a resource person for the Commonwealth of Learning. She is the co-founder and current president of the Caribbean Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. She has authored and co-authored several peer reviewed journal articles, special issue journals, books and book chapters. Recent co-authored book publications include, Intercultural studies in curriculum: Theory, policy and practice (Palgrave Macmillan), SDG 4 – Quality education: Inclusivity, equity and lifelong learning for all (Emerald publishing), and A cross-cultural consideration of teacher leaders' narratives of power, agency and school culture: England, Jamaica and the United States (Myers Education Press). Dr. Roofe is also a research fellow at the University of Huddersfield.


Blair, E., Roofe, C., & Timmins, S. (2020). A cross-cultural consideration of teacher leaders' narratives of power, agency and school culture:  England, Jamaica and the United States. Myers Education Press.

Roofe, C., & Baldwin, A. (Eds.). (2020). Curriculum reform in Jamaica: Case studies of teachers’ experiences with the National Standards Curriculum. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, 19(1).

Roofe, C. (2020). Curriculum as place: The social relevance of curriculum in Jamaica. Curriculum Journal, 32(2), 165-181.

Roofe, C. (2019). Curriculum Policy and Practice in Jamaican Primary Schools: An Analysis of School Leaders’ and Teachers’ Experiences. Caribbean Journal of Education, 41(2), 162-190.

Roofe, C. (2018). Schooling, teachers in Jamaica and social responsibility: Rethinking teacher preparation.  Journal of Social Responsibility, 14(4), 816-827.

Roofe, C. (2018). Why can’t everyone pass? Context responsive teaching and learning in urban primary schools. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 26(3), 449-466.

Roofe, C., & Bezzina, C. (Eds.). (2017). Intercultural studies in curriculum: Theory, policy and practice. Palgrave Macmillan.

Roofe, C., & Miller P. (2015). Mentoring and coaching in academia: Reflections on a mentoring/coaching relationship. Policy Futures in Education, 13(4), 1-13.

Roofe, C. (2014). One size fits all: Perceptions of the revised primary curriculum at grades one to three in Jamaica. Research in Comparative and International Education, 9(1), 4-15.

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