ERIC Number: ED249886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Commonwealth Caribbean: A Study of the Educational System of the Commonwealth Caribbean and a Guide to the Academic Placement of Students in Educational Institutions of the United States.
Fisher, Stephen H.
The educational system of the Commonwealth Caribbean is described, and placement recommendations concerning students who want to study in the United States are presented. After a description of primary education, the secondary education systems of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, and other territories are discussed. Information is provided on the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) for secondary education, and the application of high school and G.C.E. subjects for admission to American colleges. Local examinations for the Caribbean Examinations Council and for Jamaica are considered. Teacher education degrees at the University of West Indies and the University of Guyana are covered, along with teacher training colleges, and individual programs in education at the different islands/territories. University issues are discussed, including governance, departments, admissions, degrees, credits, and examinations. Information on 29 institutions of further education and on 14 allied health professions programs is provided, along with details of qualifications for training programs in such areas as accounting, business, commerce, and technology. The placement recommendations cover school transfers, high school graduation, and educational certificates and degrees. (SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College Programs, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Placement, Study Abroad, Teacher Education
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: International Communications Agency, Washington, DC. Directorate for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Barbados; Caribbean; Foreign Educational Credentials; Guyana; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago
Note: World Education Series. Placement recommendations approved by the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials. For other titles in this series, see HE 017 787-797 and HE 017 799-806.