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The Shaping of Tertiary Education in the Anglophone Caribbean

Forces, Forms and Functions

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As tertiary education in the Caribbean enters a period of expansion and maturity, this book is a timely study into how the sector should evolve if it is to meet its target of increasing enrolment from under 10 per cent to 15 per cent by 2005. It explores the issues involved in providing an optimum learning and teaching environment, and presents options for policy, strategic design and leadership. Contains sections on: The Concept of Tertiary Education; The Shaping of Tertiary Education in the Caribbean; Access of Tertiary Education in the Anglophone Caribbean A Study of Barbados and St Lucia; Quality Assurance; Future Directions for Tertiary Education in the Caribbean. The Commonwealth’s educational work promotes the exchange of experiences and good practice in the field of education. Commonwealth Case Studies in Education is a series of key papers focusing on innovations and challenges in education. Each case study presents a concise analysis of a topical and pertinent educational issue. The series marks an important contribution to educational advancement of benefit to countries, agencies and organisations, within the Commonwealth and beyond.

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance (QA) is a subject which has recently received extensive local and international scrutiny. Not surprisingly, therefore, the 1990s have been dubbed by Frazer (1992) as the decade of quality. Gaither (1998) has asked 'Is quality assurance merely the latest tide of management reform to wash up on the shores of academia, and will it survive into the new millennium?'. It is true to say that it has survived, and its related challenges are now engaging the attention of educators during this first decade of the twenty-first century.

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