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As the poet tells us, a dividing line has split Cyprus into two. This decades-old line is some 112 miles long, stretching across the island and separating the country into North and South. According to one’s positioning in politics and historical ...
Flach (1989) reminds us that stress has varying meanings among professionals and even wider differences in interpretation among the general public. Stress can be both something damaging that has to be minimised or avoided, or else a refreshing spur...
‘Lifelong education’ has become a catchphrase of contemporary society. However, a watertight definition of lifelong or adult education remains fraught with considerable difficulty. Despite the fact that the provision of lifelong education is becoming...
One long-standing, controversial issue in the educational system of Cyprus concerns the procedures for recruiting and selecting secondary school teachers. This situation has major implications on the effectiveness and the quality of education and is...
The Commonwealth Heads of Government at their Cyprus Meeting discussed several topics of importance for Law Ministers. Some of them were specifically referred to the Law Ministers' Meeting for consideration. Others were commended for action at the...
Mr Chairman, you have asked me to comment on the background paper produced by the Commonwealth Secretariat on the seminar held last year in Malaysia for the Asia and Pacific region.
The rate of social change in Cyprus is less rapid than that observed in many of the developing countries.The 1969 Meeting of Commonwealth Prime Ministers instructed the Secretary-General to examine the feasibility of a series of studies on the...
Before beginning my talk I feel the need to express my deep esteem and congratulations to the Commonwealth Secretariat for their initiative in giving us the chance to discuss with their excellent representatives the number one problem of our times:...
Youth is sometimes optimistically referred to as the “golden hope for the future”. Whether this hope will prove true or not will depend on the kind of youth whose development the adult society is influencing by either doing the right thing for the...
The Commonwealth Youth Seminar in Cyprus brings to a close the series of youth seminars conducted by the Commonwealth Secretariat over a period of three years. In some ways it has been rather different from its predecessors. This has been so because...
At the kind invitation of the Honourable Minister of Education, it has been my privilege to serve as Chairman of our deliberations on youth and development during the past three days.
It is a paradox that the term “youth” in the minds of a large section of the adult population is associated with an immature, irresponsible, anti-social, troublesome minority. This is unfortunately fostered by the influence of the mass media, which...
In many countries the desirability of expansion of the formal education system has been widely accepted and during the last two decades universal education has been a popular political cry. Such expansion has, however, rarely stemmed from or been...
“Cyprus firmly believes,” His Excellency the Minister of Education Mr Petrides declared on the occasion of the International Education Year, “that education is a cause for which no sacrifice is too big. For we are well aware,” he continued, “of the...
The problems of unemployment, underemployment and misemployment have become urgent issues not only in the developing countries but now also in the more developed. Cyprus had for many years virtually full employment. As the economy has developed,...
Conditions of almost full employment have prevailed in Cyprus for seven consecutive years; unemployment has never surpassed 1.2% of the economically active population of the Island. During this period an acute demand for skilled personnel has been...
Those who have read the tourist brochures or looked at the films sometimes come to regard the Caribbean as an area of eternal bliss in which the sun shines all the time, a lot of rum flows and calypsoes fill the air. It is not quite like that. The...
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