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What de teacher say? Talk as a mode of inquiry in curriculum enactment in a technical-vocational classroom
(School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine, 2013)
This article examines the modes of triadic dialogue that emerged between a technical-vocational teacher and a group of 14 fifth form students at a senior comprehensive school in Trinidad. It also explores the teacher's ...
Can standards-referenced, large-scale assessment data lead to improvement in the education system?
(School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine, 2008)
This paper documents the development of performance standards for the Trinidad and Tobago primary school national assessments of educational achievement. Performance standards are written expectations of student achievement ...
Altering the pedagogy of Caribbean teaching: Beyond the new "chalk and talk"
This paper attempts to assess the current trend of integrating the use of technology into the classrooms of tertiary level institutions like the University of the West Indies at St Augustine. This thrust has for example, ...
Improving students’ creative skills using creativity techniques in a social network
There is a global call for creativity to improve and expand the knowledge economy. The production of more creative individuals from our education system requires that creativity skills be taught alongside existing curriculum. ...
When bad is cool: Violence and Crime as Rites of Passage to Manhood
Modern society has brought greater opportunities for peer groups to play relatively greater and increasingly unsupervised roles in the lives of young men as they grow up. At the same time social and economic circumstances ...
Lessons from Ecuador
(Daily Express, 2007-05)
This article reflects on the issues addressed at the Second Ecuadorian Congress of Public Education held on 23-27 April, 2007, and considers the lessons to be learnt by Trinidad and Tobago from the discussions
A Tribute to Estella Scott-Roberts: Advocate, Victim, National Icon
Estella Scott-Roberts was a woman small in stature yet giant in heart, whose infectious, hearty laugh, determined chin and tremendous personal strength added character to her physical beauty. What she has come to symbolize ...
“Neither Lend Out Your Hole to Achieve Piece of Gold” – Child Abuse, Bling Addiction and Soca Music in Trinidad and Tobago
The above title‘s lyrical excerpt is taken from Trinidadian soca artist Bunji Garlin‘s 2003 song ―Dignity, in which he addresses youth who are engaging in prostitution and transactional sex. In the song, Garlin chastises ...
Gender, Sexuality, Identity, and exclusion: Sketching the outlines of the Jamaican popular nationalist project
In recent years, with some notoriety, there has been a vibrant debate in Jamaica over the boundaries and contours of national identity in relation to sexuality and fundamental rights and freedoms. It has involved a broad ...