Jennings-Craig, Zellynne D
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Educating our teachers for the 21st century: challenges and prospect
St. Martin Studies
Date of Publication
Assesses how teacher educators in two training institutions in Guyana and Jamaica have delivered training in ways that promote collaboration and foster interaction among students that allow for more powerful shared learning to occur. The institutions selected are a contrast not only in terms of their geographical location and resources available but also in terms of their function. They pinpoint sharp differences in concerns teacher preparation in the Caribbean. The institutions are The Department of Educational Studies (DES) in the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus and The Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) ,Guyana. Focuses on how these institutions have used distance education and on-line delivery to respond to the demand for increased training of their teaching force as well as to respond to concerns some of which are country specific. Analyses the content of these programmes and pays particular attention to some of the more contentious issues in teacher education in the English–speaking Caribbean today.....