Dr. Hordatt Gentles is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Education, UWI. Mona. She holds a PhD in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning in Teacher Education from the Ontario Institute of Educational Studies, University of Toronto, a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, a Diploma in Education specializing in Geography and Social Studies from UWI, Mona, and a BA (Honours) in Psychology from York University, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Hordatt Gentles is a teacher education and teacher development specialist who has worked across the Caribbean region as an external examiner and consultant for the World Bank, UNESCO, and USAID. Her research has focused on the ideologies that inform the practice of teacher education with respect to pedagogical change, inclusion, critical pedagogy, ESD, preparation of teacher educators, and teacher professional development.
Dr. Hordatt Gentles is Chief Editor for the Caribbean Journal of Education and programme coordinator for the Masters in Teacher Education and Teacher Development offered by the School of Education at UWI. Mona. She is also the Chairperson of the Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) and has worked as External Examiner for the JBTE in Jamaica, Belize, and the Cayman Islands. She currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET). Dr. Hordatt Gentles has also served on several national public and private sector Boards in Jamaica, including the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the Advisory Board for Undergraduate Studies, University of Technology, Jamaica, and the Lowe River Junior and Primary High School, Trelawny. Her most recent Board appointment is as a member of Grace Kennedy Foundation Board of Directors, Chair of the Education Sub-Committee.
• Hordatt Gentles, C., & Leask, M. (2021). Teacher Experiences and Practices during Covid 19. A Global Report. ICET /MESHguides.
• Hordatt Gentles, C., & Haynes-Brown, T. (2021, May). Latin American and Caribbean teachers’ transition to online teaching during the pandemic: Challenges, Changes and Lessons Learned. Pixel-Bit. Media and Education Journal. (M. Leask & B. López. Guest Editors) Digital competence in education for 21st citizens, Vol. 60.
• Hordatt Gentles, C. (2021). The Work and Professional Identity of Caribbean Teacher Educators. In Blair, E., J., & Williams, K.A., A Handbook on Caribbean Education, Information Age Publishing.
• Hordatt Gentles, C. (2021). Stemming the Tide. A Critical Examination of Issues, Challenges and Solutions to Teacher Migration. In Ovenden-Hope, T & Passey, R. (Eds.) , Exploring Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Regional disparities and key challenges. Routledge, UK. (Chapter 16).
• Hordatt Gentles, C., & Davis-Morrison, V. (2020). Beyond homophobia: Jamaican teacher education as a space to improve inclusion of LGBT students. Religiosity, respectability, and resistance. In E. MacLeod & M. Anderson (Eds.), Centring LGBTQ Experiences in the Caribbean anthology, pp. 37-55. UWI Press.
• Hordatt Gentles, C. (2018). Reorienting Jamaican teacher education to address sustainability: Challenges, implications, and possibilities. Caribbean Quarterly – A Journal of Caribbean Culture, 64(1), 149-166. M. Taylor, L. Down, & K. Stephenson (Guest Eds.), Climate change and education for sustainable development. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcbq20/64/1
• Hordatt Gentles, C. (2017). Issues in teacher education in the Commonwealth Caribbean. In Z. Jennings & D. Edwards-Kerr (Eds.), Re-imagining education in the Commonwealth Caribbean, pp. 77-9). Ian Randle Publishers.