This book focuses on education in small states. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of different aspects of educational provision in political jurisdictions having a very small population – populations which encounter specific challenges, threats and opportunities. This book presents a balance in regional representation – covering the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. The contributions pay particular attention to basic education, higher education, entrepreneurship training, post-primary education and the impact of globalization on educational restructuring and aid delivery in specific small state regions.
This book was published as a special issue of the Comparative Education.
1. Comparative and international perspectives on education in small states - Peter Mayo
2. The education challenges facing small nation states in the increasingly competitive
global economy of the twenty-first century - Mohammed Kazim Bacchus
3. The global education agenda and the delivery of aid to Pacific education - Eve Coxon and Karen Munce
4. Strategies for post-primary education in small island developing states (SIDS):
Lessons from Cape Verde - David Atchoaréna, Patricia Dias Da Graça and José Manuel Marquez
5. Entrepreneurship in smaller jurisdictions: Appraising a glocal elite - Godfrey Baldacchino
6. Rethinking education for the Caribbean: A radical approach - Didacus Jules
7. The impact of funding policies on higher education in Jamaica - Kofi K. Nkrumah-Young, Jeroen Huisman and Philip Powell
8. Adult education in small states: The case of Malta - Peter Mayo, Paul J. Pace and Edward Zammit
9. The advancement of educational research in small states - Michael Crossley
10. Chameleon careers? Exploring the specificity of career guidance in small states Ronald G. Sultana