Assessing the Current State of Education in the Caribbean

Assessing the Current State of Education in the Caribbean

Charmaine Bissessar (University of Roehampton Online, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 367
ISBN13: 9781522517009|ISBN10: 1522517006|EISBN13: 9781522517016|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1700-9


To meet the various needs of students, administrative policies and instructional techniques must consistently be improved upon. This allows schools to deliver a higher quality of education to students.

Assessing the Current State of Education in the Caribbean is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on recent developments and innovations for schools in the Caribbean region. Focusing on teacher leadership, learning assessment techniques, and technology uses, this book is ideally designed for educators, school administrators, professionals, and researchers interested in recent developments within the education sector.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Flipped Learning
  • High-Stakes Testing
  • Higher Education
  • Inclusive Classrooms
  • Primary Education
  • School Violence
  • Secondary Education

Reviews and Testimonials

Educators from the Caribbean and the UK offer 12 essays on the current state of primary to higher education in the Caribbean. They address issues in principal and teacher leadership, such as professionalism, middle management, school culture awareness and school change, and leadership styles and school violence; teachers' perceptions of assessments like high-stakes testing and the Continuous Assessment Component of the Secondary Entrance Assessment; teachers' perceptions of behavioral and health issues like asthma; teachers' perceptions of school culture and technology, including the one-to-one laptop initiative and flipped classrooms; and students' perceptions of higher education funding.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Charmaine Bissessar (DM) is a Dissertation Coach at the Bachelor’s Masters and Doctoral level. She has completed professional training with St. John’s University, University of the West Indies and University of the West Indies Open Campus, and University of Roehampton. She was the Academic Development Coach/Acting Quality Assurance Officer of Hugh Wooding Law School. She continues to research and publish periodically having presented at numerous conferences locally, regionally and globally. She also facilitated the annual Law Schools’ Teaching Effectiveness Conference for 2013 and 2014. Additionally, has created several documents on andragogical teaching, faculty performance evaluation, clinical tutors’ handbook and peer-assessment. Dr. Bissessar continues to enjoy her research into the various facets of educational and professional development, educational leadership, the empowerment of women and the rights of women and children.