Caribbean Issues and Developments

Teacher Education in the Commonwealth

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The output of a regional teacher education seminar in Trinidad and Tobago in 1995. The objective was to examine developments locally and in other parts of the world, and determine priorities and projects for developing and strengthening teacher education in the Caribbean.




Teacher education in Guyana is fully institutionalised. Some 114 years ago an Act to establish and regulate an institution for the training of teachers for primary schools made it law 'that a college shall be established at which both male and female persons may be properly trained to become efficient teachers for primary schools'. The establishment of such an institution did not, however, follow promptly this Act of 1877.


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