ERIC Number: ED392768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-25
Reference Count: N/A
The CTTP--An Innovative and Successful Caribbean Project Using Distance Learning.
The Comprehensive Teacher Training Project (CTTP) was an innovative and successful Caribbean project in distance learning designed to assist prospective or untrained teachers to qualify for entry to training colleges, to produce four Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) "O" level courses, to develop a delivery and distribution system, and to promote the development of distance education in the region and abroad. The project has consistently worked to maintain a learner centered focus. Courses were developed in English, mathematics, social studies, and integrated science. Material in all four courses was print-based with anticipated audio and face-to-face supports. Courses were divided into self-study learning packages called modules made up of several lessons, with each lesson to be completed at one sitting. Based on recent experience, it is estimated that the part-time adult learner should take approximately one to one and one-half years to complete the English course, from one and one-half to two years to complete the Social Studies course, and two years to complete the mathematics and science courses. Internal evaluation of the entire CTTP has been very good to excellent despite various problems. Data on learner characteristics, performance and feedback throughout the field-testing period has been collected and analyzed for the module revisions process. Of 95 field testing learners who wrote CXC exams in June 1992, 47 passed. In addition to the examination results and feedback from learners, comments indicating satisfaction with the program are summarized in the conclusion. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Learning, Adult Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, General Science, Mathematics Instruction, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development, (St. Lucia).