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Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth

Retrospect and Prospect

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This book is a significant contribution to the literature on educational development in small states. It examines the forces shaping the work carried out by the Commonwealth Secretariat, including ministerial mandates and meetings of experts and reviews the varied programmes of activities that have resulted. Particular acknowledgement is given to the seminal influence of the Mauritius Meeting of Experts on Education in Small States held in 1985 and to the seven sets of thematic activities that this initiated. The book is designed to contribute to a new Commonwealth consultative process, and suggests a possible framework to help identify key questions for contemporary consideration, and potential themes and strategies for further development.

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Foreword

The Commonwealth's concern for development issues in small states is a natural consequence of the small size of the majority of its 54 member countries. Smallness of scale has impact in many areas, including economic opportunities and vulnerability to physical, financial and political events. There are implications both for the capacity of a small country to maintain an adequate education system and for that system's ability to supply the skilled human resources required to sustain national development.

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