V. Pougatchev


UNESCO, Review of Information and Communication Technologyin education, Caribbean, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago,St. Lucia, Suriname


In 2004–2005, under the general authority of the Director of the UNESCO Office for the Caribbean, a UNESCO consultant, and author of this article, with Mr. William Corry from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, have made a UNESCO Review of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education in the Caribbean included Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia and Suriname [1]. It covered Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Education and Vocational Training Agencies recognizing the regional frameworks and aims of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQUATE), the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN) and the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA). The goal of this project was to make an analysis of the ICT used in the Caribbean and to develop suggestions for improving the role of ICT in this region. Discussions took place with the Ministries of Education, Universities and Vocational training establishments to identify both current and future challenges and opportunities for improvement.

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