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The Sustainable Development of Higher Education: Challenges for Caribbean Higher Education

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SKU: JEDIC-12-1-5

Higher education has been positioned as an important contributor to development in low-income countries in the context of the knowledge economy. This paper assesses the potential for building sustainable higher education systems that can contribute to development in low-income countries. The premise of this paper is that developing countries cannot be researched in isolation. The intensification of higher education relationships across national borders means that developments

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Gender and Achievement in Higher Education

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SKU: JEDIC-12-1-1

According to the Global Education Digest 2009 (UNESCO Institute for Statistics [UIS], 2009), the number of students pursuing tertiary education globally has skyrocketed over the past 37 years, from 28.6 million in 1970 to 159.5 million in 2008. Today, there is widespread concern in the Caribbean region about the issue of gender and achievement in education in general, and higher education in particular. This paper explores this phenomenon regionally and globally, providing a critical analysis of explanations and theorizing that have emerged to understand this situation in both contexts.

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Editorial

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SKU: JEDIC-12-1-0

The mission of ACHEA is to “promote the highest professional and ethical standards and the continuing development of the management capacity among those who have administrative and managerial responsibilities in higher education in the Caribbean by enhancing the skills of individual members through the provision of training and development programmes and opportunities for effective networking” (http://sta.uwi.edu/ACHEA/).

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Youth and Higher Education in Venezuela

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SKU: JEDIC-14-2-6

The Latin American reality reflects a continent full of contrasts where youth is expected to play a key role in the transformation of society. Demographic studies indicate that the percentage of young people in Latin America is greater than at any time in the past. These young people have witnessed a significant increase in opportunities for higher education in Latin America, especially in Venezuela, where student enrolment has doubled in less than two decades.

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Editorial

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SKU: JEDIC-14-2-0

This issue of the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean contains articles that use a variety of methodologies and span countries in both the English-speaking Caribbean and Latin America. The article by Garcia Pena, Da Silva, Angelucci and Csoban, in fact, compares youth in higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean. Two of the articles were originally presented at the Biennial Conference on Education held at the University of the West Indies on the St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago in 2013.

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Issues to Consider in the Development of a Contextualized Post-graduate Teacher Education Programme

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SKU: JEDIC-15-2-3

Through case study methodology, this article outlines a contextual pedagogical framework for the development of an M.Ed in ECE programme. It describes the considerations made in the development of the programme and then juxtaposes them against best practice guidelines as outlined by extant literature on the principles of andragogy and higher education programme development. The findings suggest that higher education programmes need to be aligned to the needs of students and the contexts in which they are situated.

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The Sustainable Development of Higher Education: Challenges for Caribbean Higher Education

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SKU: JEDIC-15-1-3

Higher education has been positioned as an important contributor to development in low-income countries in the context of the knowledge economy. This paper assesses the potential for building sustainable higher education systems that can contribute to development in low-income countries. The premise of this paper is that developing countries cannot be researched in isolation.

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Editorial

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SKU: JEDIC-15-1-0

To understand the significance of the online launch of this issue of the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean (JEDIC), one must understand its beginnings. Created by the late Professor Dennis Craig and Professor Emerita Zellynne Jennings-Craig, JEDIC was birthed out of a need to produce scholarly research by and for the Caribbean people, pertaining to both education and development. The first issue, published in June 1997 in Guyana, produced four articles, one book review and one thesis abstract.

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Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean. Edited by Anna Kasafi Perkins

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SKU: CJE-41-1

The Caribbean tertiary landscape must inject the sine qua non of quality assurance in its daily operations to be in sync with world trends. This single statement largely constitutes the poto mitan of Anna Kasafi Perkins’ anthology Quality in Higher Education in the Caribbean. Her florilegium investigates a host of pioneering work on improving quality in the service of education.

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The Globalization of Higher Education: The Imperative For a Caribbean Regional Cluster

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SKU: CJE 41 Vol. 1

The demand and supply for higher education are now global, and the trend in the global market for higher education is rapidly becoming even more global in character. University graduates will enter a global labour market; therefore, they want to:
1. graduate from a university with global recognition and international ranking;
2. be equipped with the highest quality education, and;
3. experience a global exposure to people, places, and cultures from as many countries as possible.
 

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