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Guatemala

Country overview

...Country Overview Guatemala has suffered from dictatorships, dominance by multinational corporations, and later internecine civil war and violence. The last round of violence started in 1954 with the overthrow of the democratically elected...

Caribbean Perspectives

Paul Miller

Paul Miller is Reader in Education at Brunel University, London, UK, and previously Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He is a member of the Boards of the Institute for Educational Administration and Leadership-Jamaica (IEAL-J) and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration Management (CCEAM). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Successful School Leadership : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Notions of what counts as successful and effective school leadership are contested. This is played out in the work of academics and researchers writing on these topics, but also in the work of principals. The main question in this small...

Introduction and Regional Overview: Priorities and Prospects for Education in the Caribbean

Emel Thomas

Emel Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Education, Children and Young People at the University of Northampton, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Education Around the World chapter

...The Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles The Caribbean region has in excess of 7,000 islands, cayes and reefs that attract many tourists to the region. Located to the south-east of North America and the Gulf of Mexico...

The Education Sector Response to HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean

Education and HIV/AIDS : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction The Caribbean has the second highest regional HIV prevalence rates in the world after sub-Saharan Africa. While the total number of people infected is relatively modest on a global scale, the impact in small...

Caribbean Perspectives

Successful School Leadership : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter explores the extent to which successful and effective leadership has been practised in public schools in the English-speaking Caribbean. The vital area of student academic performance was examined and useful insights gleaned...

Internationalization of Higher Education in the Caribbean

The Bloomsbury Handbook of The Internationalization of Higher Education in The Global South

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

...Introduction The Caribbean is one of the most diverse, pluri-racial, multi-cultural, and vulnerable areas on the planet. Pursuing the sustainable development goals—comprehensively reflected in the 2030 Agenda (United Nations, n.d...

Alternative Pathways: Investing in Teachers and Public Systems

Joanna Härmä

Joanna Härmä is Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK and Honorary Fellow at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Low-Fee Private Schooling and Poverty in Developing Countries

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

...Introduction This chapter was originally intended to provide examples of the types of policies that governments could choose to pursue, in order to improve education quality without looking to markets or introducing competitive elements...

Entrepreneurial and Safety Leadership

Paul Miller

Paul Miller is Reader in Education at Brunel University, London, UK, and previously Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He is a member of the Boards of the Institute for Educational Administration and Leadership-Jamaica (IEAL-J) and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration Management (CCEAM). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Exploring School Leadership in England and the Caribbean : New Insights from a Comparative Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Headship is less to do with managing a steady-state school organisation and more to do with anticipating and responding to new initiatives, challenges and opportunities. Leadership is bound in culture and context and there’s...

Technology Leadership

Paul Miller

Paul Miller is Reader in Education at Brunel University, London, UK, and previously Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He is a member of the Boards of the Institute for Educational Administration and Leadership-Jamaica (IEAL-J) and the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration Management (CCEAM). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Exploring School Leadership in England and the Caribbean : New Insights from a Comparative Approach

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...All the students we teach have something in their lives that’s really engaging – something that they do and that they are good at, something that has an engaging, creative component to it. Some may download songs; some may rap, lip sync...

Gender, Schooling and Achievement in the Caribbean

Education and Gender : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Introduction Any discussion of educational achievement in the countries of the Caribbean has to acknowledge the diversity of the geographical and historical contexts – thirty territories, covering a north-west–south-east distance...