Education in Small States

Policies and Priorities

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This publication argues for work by the Commonwealth and others on the particular and distinct challenges of education in small states, and for the need to examine the impact of changing global contexts, to document the changing nature and significance of recent and contemporary education policy priorities, and to advance the case for new and strengthened initiatives for education in small states.

The study will be of direct interest to a wide range of stakeholders involved in educational and social development in small states, to policy-makers, administrators, researchers, students, comparative educationalists, international agency personnel and practitioners at all levels in small states, throughout the Commonwealth and beyond.




The document of which this book is an elaboration was a paper prepared for Ministers and Senior Officials at the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A version of the CCEMpaper was published in The Round Table (vol. 98, no. 405, December 2009). David Atchoarena, Dave Bainton, Mindy Colin and Michaela Martin made substantial contributions to that paper, and Terra Sprague made a significant contribution to this publication. Appreciation is expressed to them all, as well as to Alex Wright and the Commonwealth Secretariat in London for its consistent support and for facilitating the funding of the research process.


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