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Education for Our Times

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Nettleford,Rex M. (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
April/September, 2001
Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Development, Education
"Argues that the Caribbean needs education that is not over-specialized and aimed at specific skills, but rather education that is integrated with social and cultural characteristics and values of the Caribbean. Author expounds on the value of this broader, cultural view of education, and deplores the narrower work-related view on education predominant in the region. He also points out that in the present dynamic economic conditions learning throughout life, and dealing with change, have become more necessary to ensure varied employment, but stresses that this must be accompanied by attention for arts and cultural knowledge, as well as a strengthening of the bond between education and community." (University of the West Indies, Mona Online Research Database)