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Model: ED0058
Authors: THOMPSON, CANUTE
Publishers: THE PRESS -UWI
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Canute S. Thompson examines the nexus between the place and scope of the educational enterprise of a country and a country's developmental prospects and experience. His central claim is that the sustainable development of a country is a function of the quality of its education system and the levels to which its citizens are educated. He argues that in this calculus, the quality of post-secondary and tertiary education systems is a determinant of a country's prospects for development. In examining the issue of underdevelopment facing the Caribbean, Thompson explains that institutions of higher learning in the region face the imperative of finding ways of becoming both more accessible and more relevant to the developmental needs of the region. Taking account of the provisions of the General Agreement on Trades in Services, he points to the disadvantages this trading arrangement poses for higher education institutions in small developing states and suggests ways in which the vulnerabilities these instit...

Education and Development: Policy Imperatives for Jamaica and the Caribbean by Dr Canute S. Thompson was named bronze medallist in the Education II by the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards)

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