Click here for search results
School and work in the Eastern Caribbean : does the education system adequately prepare youth for the global economy?, Volume 1
 
Author:Blom, Andreas; Hobbs, Cynthia; Country:Latin America; Caribbean;
Date Stored:2008/03/14Document Date:2008/03/13
Document Type:PublicationSubTopics:Primary Education; Access & Equity in Basic Education; Teaching and Learning; Education For All;
ISBN:978-0-8213-7458-0Language:English
Major Sector:Health and other social servicesRel. Proj ID:6L-Strategic Funds - Supporting Gap Implementation In Lcr -- -- P111460;
Region:Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:42909
Sub Sectors:Other social servicesCollection Title:World Bank country study
TF No/Name:TF091913-GENDER; TF094145-PROMOTING BEST PRACTICES IN THE CARIBBEAN TO ASSIST AT-RISK YOUTH WITH Volume No:1

Summary: This report comprises the first phase of analytical activities and focuses on the relevance of the education and training systems in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Its findings confirm the importance of strengthening the link between OECS education and training systems and employers' needs. Analytical findings have also informed the design of a project in St. Lucia to pilot a new market-driven training model requiring close partnership between the public and private sectors. The second phase has already been discussed with the OECS governments and is in the preparation stage. It will develop innovative approaches to expand, diversify and finance nurse training programs to efficiently reduce local shortages within the context of a growing global demand and migration of trained nurses from the Caribbean. The third phase is expected to investigate the factors contributing to learning outcomes, particularly at the primary and secondary levels. The study will inform policies and actions that could lead to improved education quality, which Caribbean stakeholders have identified as fundamental to ensuring a more competitive regional workforce in the longer run. This report's analyses and conclusions confirm many views expressed by government officials, educators, youth, students, teachers, labor union members, private sector representatives, and development partners who participated in two events: (i) the St. Lucia Industry Roundtable for Skills for the Tourism Industry, in November 2005, and (ii) the Caribbean Lifelong Learning Forum in May 2006.1 The report also was reviewed both internally at the World Bank by leading experts in education and training, and externally by OECS stakeholders, including government officials, the Caribbean Examinations Council(CXC), and University of the West Indies.

Official Documents
Official, scanned versions of documents (may include signatures, etc.)
File TypeDescriptionFile Size (mb)
PDF 90 pagesOfficial version*1.31
TextText version**
How To Order

See documents related to this project
* The official version is derived from scanning the final, paper copy of the document and is the official,
archived version including all signatures, charts, etc.
** The text version is the OCR text of the final scanned version and is not an accurate representation of the final text.
It is provided solely to benefit users with slow connectivity.



Permanent URL for this page: http://go.worldbank.org/EONP1A2Z90