The Shaping of Tertiary Education in the Anglophone Caribbean

Forces, Forms and Functions

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The Shaping of Tertiary Education in the Anglophone Caribbean
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Contributors: Vivienne Roberts
Series Title: Commonwealth Case Studies in Education Series
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Size: 210mm x 148mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-732-0
Pages: 96

As tertiary education in the Caribbean enters a period of expansion and maturity, this book is a timely study into how the sector should evolve if it is to meet its target of increasing enrolment from under 10 per cent to 15 per cent by 2005. It explores the issues involved in providing an optimum learning and teaching environment, and presents options for policy, strategic design and leadership to provide an accessible, responsive education system.

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General Introduction to the Series  

1. Introduction
Conceptual Framework
Analytical Framework: Forces, Forms and Functions
Organisation of this study  

2. The Concept of Tertiary Education
Current Usage of the Term ‘Higher’
Usage of the Term ‘Tertiary’
Tertiary Education – Its Evolution and Place
Tertiary Education as a Type of Education
Tertiary Education as a Level of Education
Tertiary Education versus Tertiary Institution
The Tertiary Education System in the Caribbean
Importance Features of Tertiary Education

3. The Shaping of Tertiary Education in the Caribbean
Variation and Diversity in Caribbean Tertiary Education
The Emergence of the University of the West Indies
Forces, Forms and Functions in Caribbean Tertiary Education
The Emergence of Other Tertiary Level Institutions  

4. Access to Tertiary Education
The Nature of Access
Factors Affecting Access
Review of Empirical Studies  

5. Quality Assurance
Rationale for Tertiary Education Quality Assurance Systems
Form and Control of Quality Assurance Systems
Some National Approaches to Quality Assurance
Form and Function of Quality Assurance Systems
Implications for the Caribbean  

6. Future Directions for Tertiary Education in the Caribbean
Prevailing Forces
Functions of Tertiary Education: Views of Stakeholders
Policy Issues and Options
Size of the Undertaking
Factors Enabling and Limiting Access
The Curriculum and Preparation for the World of Work
The Nature of the Learning Organisation
Professional Preparation