In the West Indies today, under the aegis of the Caribbean Examination Council and the various National Curriculum Development Committees, teachers are working to draw up curricula, syllabuses and examinations for several subjects, among them Spanish. Assuming that these syllabuses and examinations must be tailored to accommodate the teaching of Spanish in the various countries of the region, the question arises: what kind of Spanish should we teach? Up to the present no concerted policy has emerged.
The Longman Atlas for Caribbean Examinations is a 1998 edition of one that was first published by Longman in 1991. With special geographical advice coming from Mike Morrissey, particular attention has been given to requirements for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Examination Certificate in Geography. The edition is indeed appropriate for the upper levels at the secondary school since several important additions have been made to the new edition with the main focus being on the content and skills relevant to the CXC examination.
This article explores some of the developments in Science Education in the English speaking Caribbean over the past thirty years. It examines in some detail the introduction of School Based Assessment (SBA) of experimental skills in Science subjects offered for the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate Examination This examination-led change is considered in the light of both its subjective and objective meanings.
The Caribbean Poetry Project (CPP) is a collaboration between The University of the West Indies (UWI), and the University of Cambridge, that has been running from 2010 to 2015. It began with a recognition that with all the changes in the UK’s literature curriculum, Caribbean poetry was not getting the exposure it deserved.