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Assessing the Current State of Education in the Caribbean

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Principal and Teacher Leadership
    1. Chapter 1: Leadership Challenges Confronting Middle Managers at a Secondary School in Trinidad
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 2: Professionalism among Jamaican Educators
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: New Principals' School Culture Awareness and School Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY, METHODS, AND SUBJECTS
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 4: Do Jamaican Principals' Leadership Styles Correlate to Violence in School?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEADERSHIP STYLES
      4. VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS: JAMAICA
      5. RESEARCH METHOD AND DESIGN
      6. FINDINGS
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. APPENDIX
  8. Section 2: Teachers' Perceptions of Assessments
    1. Chapter 5: High-Stakes Testing in Saint Lucia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MY ROLE AS RESEARCHER
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 6: Teachers' Experiences Implementing the Continuous Assessment Component of the Secondary Entrance Assessment at a Primary School Facing Challenging Circumstances
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
  9. Section 3: Teachers' Perceptions of Behavioral and Health Issues
    1. Chapter 7: Prevalence Estimates of Behavior Problems in Primary Schools in Trinidad and Tobago
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 8: Teachers' Knowledge about Asthma and Asthma Management in Inclusive Classrooms in Trinidad and Tobago
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. PURPOSE
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
  10. Section 4: Teachers' Perceptions of School Culture
    1. Chapter 9: School Culture, Effectiveness and Low SES in Trinidad
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRIMARY SCHOOLING IN T&T
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHODOLOGY: DIAGNOSING SCHOOL CULTURES
      6. FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. APPENDIX
  11. Section 5: Teachers' Perceptions of Technology
    1. Chapter 10: Up a Creek without a Paddle
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. FINDINGS
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS: MOVING DOWNSTREAM
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 11: Designing a Flipped Classroom in a Higher/Teacher Education Context in the Caribbean
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND OF THE FLIPPED LEARNING MODEL
      4. THE CARIBBEAN CONTEXT
      5. TEACHING METHODS
      6. DESIGNING A FLIPPED LEARNING COURSE: LESSONS LEARNED
      7. HOW TO FLIP AN EXISTING COURSE
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
  12. Section 6: Students' Perceptions of Higher Education Funding
    1. Chapter 12: Opening the GATE to Improving College Students' Human and Psychological Capital through Higher Education Funding
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors