Higher Education Practice in Trinidad and Tobago and the Shadow of Colonialism

Blair, Erik ORCID: 0000-0001-8660-7660 (2013) Higher Education Practice in Trinidad and Tobago and the Shadow of Colonialism. Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, 38 (3). pp. 85-92.

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Abstract

Trinidad and Tobago gained independence in 1962 but since then Higher Education has remained in stasis and the Ministry of Education has shown a tendency to nurse the remnants of the old ‘colonial’ education system rather than to develop from within. Such an approach has perpetuated a system of control from outside. This paper argues for the development of a university system that is local and specific and suggests that, in the emergence from colonialisation, there needs to be reflection upon the relationship between the role of the Higher Education and the needs of modern day Trinidad and Tobago.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Education > Academic identity
Education
Education > Higher education
Social sciences
Depositing User: Erik Blair
Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 15:15
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 15:15
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4954

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