The Commonwealth Caribbean: A study of the educational system of the Commonwealth Caribbean and a guide to the academic placement of students in educational institutions of the United States

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World Education Services


The educational systems of the Commonwealth Caribbean are described, and placement recommendations concerning students who want to study in the United States are presented. After a description of primary education, the secondary education systems of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, and other countries are discussed. Information is provided on the General Certificate of Education (GCE) for secondary education, and the application of high school and GCE subjects for admission to American colleges. Local examinations for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and for Jamaica are considered. Teacher education degrees at The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Guyana (UG) are covered, along with teacher training colleges and individual programmes in education in the different islands. University issues are discussed, including governance, departments, admissions, degrees, credits, and examinations. Information on 29 institutions of further education and on 14 allied health professions programmes is provided, along with details of qualifications for training programmes in such areas as accounting, business, commerce, and technology. The placement recommendations cover school transfers, high school graduation, and educational certificates and degrees


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