ERIC Number: ED210212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Education in Barbados: Development Policies Problems and Prospects.
Scott, F. B.
This report is the product of a study of educational development policy in Barbados from independence in 1966 to 1979. Data for the study came from a number of sources such as documentary materials, interviews with selected individuals in key positions in education in Barbados, literature on educational planning, policy and development, and files drawn from the Ministry of Education and Hansard. The approach used in the paper is essentially descriptive and inductive--describing what is being done and drawing conclusions from visible efforts. The report begins with a socioeconomic profile of Barbados. Demography, the labor force and employment, and the economy are discussed. The next section of the report presents an educational profile. Discussed are the educational structure of Barbados, enrollment, teachers, educational expenditures, and legislation. The third section examines educational policies--aims and objectives; the promotion of nationalism in a democratic country; cooperation and consolidation of the family group; wider and more effective participation; flexibility of the system; relevancy of education; training citizens to be efficient; and the efficiency of the system. The report concludes by examining emerging issues and the future of education in Barbados. Emerging issues or problems include legislation, secondary allocation, system coordination, policy articulation and implementation, and education statistics and research. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Note: For related docuemnts, see SO 013 661-664.