Originally published in 1990. The Caribbean basin is an extremely diverse area in geographical, ethnic and cultural terms. Its educational systems, too, are remarkably varied, reflecting colonial and religious traditions as well as those of a broad range of post-independence movements. Even these show a pronounced merging of the home-grown and the foreign, with the influence of the superpowers never far away. This book comprises a number of case studies ranging across the Caribbean region. The contributors focus in particular on Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, Mexico City, Central America, Costa Rica and Venezuela. By assembling studies from diverse cultural and political traditions and networks, the book gives a more comprehensive Caribbean perspective on education than has hitherto been available.
1. Editorial Introduction: The Caribbean Basin - A Realistic Regional Concept? Colin Brock 2. Formative Influences in Puerto Rican Education Donald Clarkson 3. The Cuban Educational Model and its Influence in the Caribbean Region Mark Richmond 4. Contemporary Issues in Jamaican Education Errol Miller 5. Education in the British Virgin Islands: Case Study of a Caribbean Micro State David Smawfield 6. The Politics of Adult Education in Central America: 1950-1980 Gonzalo Retamal 7. Education in the Largest City in The World: Mexico Guadalupe Gonzalez-Paredes And David Turner 8. The Evolution of the Costa Rican Education Profile Pilar Aguilar 9. Educational Reform in Venezuela: The 1980 Law Lilia Borrero And Eyra Jimenez
Reissuing works originally published between 1962 and 1995, this collection is made up of volumes that examine insights and data from the practises and situation in one country or area when considering educational practice elsewhere. Many important educational questions are examined from this international and comparative perspective in these volumes. Countries represented here include Russia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, China, France, Japan, Israel, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Many of the volumes look at the whole area of comparative education and its methods and theories, while one looks at the Unesco literacy program.