The Challenge of Scale

Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth

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An introductory volume in a series of publications which focus on the impact of scale on the development of national education systems in the small states of the Commonwealth. Experienced educators and administrators from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific examine curriculum, training, postsecondary education, technical education, distance education, regional cooperation and aid for education in the context of the problems and challenges set by smallness of scale.



Caribbean Regionalism, Education and Marginality

In discussing the regional dimension in the Caribbean as it affects educational provision and operation, Errol Miller concentrates on the issue of marginality. Reference was made to this condition in several of the papers presented to the Pan-Commonwealth Meeting in Mauritius on Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth (1985), where size, isolation and dependence were primary themes. For Miller, these defining characteristics are manifestations of the more basic condition of marginality.


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