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Access, equity and performance: Education in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

Mun C. Tsang, Michelle Fryer and Gregorio Arevalo

No 283 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: Many Caribbean nations are embracing knowledge-based and skill-intensive industries to expand their economies. The goal is to boost the competitiveness and productivity of the region's people through investments that lead to a better-educated workforce with more employable skills. This book examines policy and public financing strategies for education in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. It is offered in the hope of stimulating further dialogue and reflection on strategic issues related to education financing and development performance. Based on an extensive review of sector and country-specific research conducted by the Bank between 1996 and 2001, the manuscript is very much the product of a team effort.

Keywords: Caribbean region; education policy; public financing; basic education; socioeconomic issues; secondary education; teachers; human capital; competitiveness; public debt burden (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 1931003211
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