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.



International Consultation, Collaboration and Partnerships

Small states are inherently international. Simply because of their small size, they have to be outward looking. As a result, an international outlook is for small states a much more natural way of life than in larger states. To the many remarks that have already been made on the value of international collaboration and partnerships, this chapter commences with an elaboration of the potential of different forms and levels of partnership, and of the role and potential of educational research for Commonwealth small states.


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