ERIC Number: ED372510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Strategies for Small Island States.
The recent emergence of small states on the international scene has generated renewed interest among researchers and practitioners. This booklet describes the significance, relevance, and practical implications for educational planning of insularity and small size. The empirical basis for this publication is drawn primarily from the Caribbean and South Pacific regions. Following the foreword and preface, part 1 relocates the theme of small states in a theoretical and historical perspective. It describes the characteristics common to small states that constitute both constraints to and advantages for educational planning. Part 2 analyzes the implications of small size for educational planning. It provides a statistical overview of education in small states that illustrates problems they face and the significance of context-dependent factors for these countries' educational behaviors and circumstances. The third part proposes a strategic reflection encompassing the key aspects of planning and management of education. Small size and insularity represent a double challenge to educational change. Strategic reflection is organized around several major functions: forecasting, pedagogy, administration, and cooperation. Particular attention is paid to archipelago states because of their extreme specificity. Five tables are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.