ERIC Number: ED263283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Formal Education and Development in the Caribbean: A Functional or Dysfunctional Relationship? Occasional Papers Series, Dialogues #16.
Farrell, Robert V.
The necessity for planning education for economic development is the topic of this paper, which focuses particularly on the relationship between the Caribbean region and South Florida. First, a general overview of the current state of education in the Caribbean is presented, and the relation of formal education to development is discussed. Next, education and educational planning in the Caribbean are surveyed, and then the current trend toward integrating educational planning with social, economic, and cultural goals is cited. Finally, it is proposed that a dynamic between educational content and teaching method, in the form of a new "generative curriculum" should be a current focus of Caribbean educators and planners. (KH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, Tamiami Campus, PC 237, Miami, FL 33199 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami. Latin American and Caribbean Center.