The Challenge of Scale

Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth

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An introductory volume in a series of publications which focus on the impact of scale on the development of national education systems in the small states of the Commonwealth. Experienced educators and administrators from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific examine curriculum, training, postsecondary education, technical education, distance education, regional cooperation and aid for education in the context of the problems and challenges set by smallness of scale.



Regional Co-operation

In this second overview of regional co-operation in the South Pacific, Prem Udagama offers the perspective of one who has served and the regional university, the University of the South Pacific. He observes that regional co-operation in the South Pacific has been selective and pragmatic, not integrated or ideological. As a political approach aimed at grappling with the problems of the area it has generally been externally imposed.


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