Higher Education in the Caribbean: Past, Present and Future Directions


Higher Education in the Caribbean assesses the role the University of the West Indies has played since its inception in providing tertiary education to the peoples of the Caribbean and evaluates the future of the institution as it enters the twenty-first century. The work is a significant contribution to the literature in this important area of Caribbean scholarship.

The collection was written to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the University of the West Indies in 1998. Contributors address such complex issues as tertiary education in the light of the rapid advances in technology that characterized the last decades of the twentieth century, demands from the political directorate for more relevant course offerings, and the challenges of managing processes of institutional change.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Rex Nettleford
  • Orville Kean
  • Bevis F. Peters
  • Errol Miller
  • Carlisle A. Pemberton
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Barbados
Publication year:
  • 2000


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