Education in the British Virgin Islands: A small country case study

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This study provides an analysis of educational provision in the British Virgin Islands, by means of a detailed case study. It is organized into three main parts: Part A provides a general background and overview of educational provision--historical and contemporary. Part B examines four themes and issues: changing providers and sectors of education; the teaching force and its training, with particular reference to the period 1950-1985; the 1986-1989 Hull University teacher education programmes in the British Virgin Islands; and questions of the provision of vocational and tertiary education. Part C examines arguments that small countries exhibit a high degree of comparability, and applies such a conceptual framework to the British Virgin Islands context, both to enhance understanding of its educational system and the forces that have helped to shape and maintain it, as well as to allow some appraisal of the utility of the conceptual framework itself


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