The U.W.I. and the Teaching of West Indian History
Goveia, Elsa, Caribbean Quarterly
When the History Department of the University College of the West Indies first came into existence in 1950, there was very little West Indian history being taught in the schools of the region, and even that followed a syllabus which had as much European as West Indian history in it. Most of the undergraduates reading History were coming into contact with the formal teaching of West Indian history for the first time. Consequently, much of what they learnt came as a revelation to them.
Nowadays, however, this situation has changed; the schools are teaching more West Indian History and using a syllabus which has been thoroughly revised; the undergraduates are rather better acquainted …
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Publication information: Article title: The U.W.I. and the Teaching of West Indian History. Contributors: Goveia, Elsa - Author. Journal title: Caribbean Quarterly. Volume: 54. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2008. Page number: 1+. © University of the West Indies Sep 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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