Women and Education. Women in the Caribbean Project, Volume 5. (Book, 1982) [Trinity College]
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Women and Education. Women in the Caribbean Project, Volume 5.

Author: Joycelin Ed Massiah; Cave Hill (Barbados) Inst of Social and Economic Research University of the West Indies
Publisher: Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados. 1982
Edition/Format: Book Book : English
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One of a series emanating from a three-year project concerned with the role of women in the English-speaking Caribbean, these papers discuss the history of Caribbean women's education. The project's objectives are to establish a data base for teaching, research, and planning purposes and to develop guidelines for a social policy that recognizes women's needs and draws on their skills and talents for program  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joycelin Ed Massiah; Cave Hill (Barbados) Inst of Social and Economic Research University of the West Indies
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 425544105
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One of a series emanating from a three-year project concerned with the role of women in the English-speaking Caribbean, these papers discuss the history of Caribbean women's education. The project's objectives are to establish a data base for teaching, research, and planning purposes and to develop guidelines for a social policy that recognizes women's needs and draws on their skills and talents for program planning. The first paper presented is the "Official Ideology and the Education of Women in the English-Speaking Caribbean, 1835-1945, with Special Reference to Barbados" (Joyce Cole). Education in the British West Indian colonies was patterned on British education. It was believed that woman's place was in the home. This false ideology led to inferior provisions being made for the education of girls as compared to boys. The second paper, "Educational Attainment of Women in Trinidad-Tobago 1946-1980" (Patricia Mohammed), analyzes the educational achievements of women in the post-World War II era. Girls were found to perform better than boys on the Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Exam and to be in the majority up to this level. The trend is, however, reversed for tertiary and higher education, where more males than females were enrolled. (RM)
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