Education in Small States

This book argues for the particular challenges of education in small states, and for the need to examine the impact of changing global contexts, to document the changing nature and significance of recent and contemporary education policy ...

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Author: Michael Crossley

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9781849290364

Category: Social Science

Page: 85

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This book argues for the particular challenges of education in small states, and for the need to examine the impact of changing global contexts, to document the changing nature and significance of recent and contemporary education policy priorities, and to advance the case for new and strengthened initiatives for education in small states.

Tertiary Education in Small States

It presents regional and national experiences from different development contexts. The book concludes with a discussion of policy issues, including sustainable funding and technological solutions to overcome the constraints of small states.

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Author: Unesco

Publisher: United Nations Educational

ISBN: 9280313584

Category: Education

Page: 279

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Small states have in common a number of challenges and opportunities, including in the domain of tertiary education. They face particular constraints in the organization of tertiary education because of their limited pools of highly qualified human resources and the difficulties in achieving economies of scale in administration and management. In many small states, the tertiary sector has undergone considerable change. Enrollments have grown rapidly, the institutional fabric has been diversified, and technology-based and networked models have been developed. Small states have also been part of expanded crossborder provision. This publication takes stock of recent reforms in the tertiary education of selected small states. It presents regional and national experiences from different development contexts. The book concludes with a discussion of policy issues, including sustainable funding and technological solutions to overcome the constraints of small states.

Ministries of Education in Small States

During the same period , awareness of the specific needs of small states
increased within Unesco . The Caribbean Network of Educational Innovation for
Development ( CARNEID ) , which contained a large number of small states , was
 ...

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Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 0850923670

Category: Education

Page: 295

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The conventional literature on public administration is dominated by the patterns and concerns of large countries. It does not address the needs of small countries, which have very different organisational and managerial frameworks. For example, what degree of specialisation is possible in a ministry which has only a small group of professional staff? And what are the implications for management of highly personalised societies in which everybody seems to know everybody else?This book presents 14 studies written by people who are actually grappling with the issues about which they write. The book thus has both authenticity and practical value.The book is an amplification of a companion work, and will be of value to academics as well as to administrators and trainers. The companion book is also available from the Commonwealth Secretariat. It is entitled Making Small Practical: The Organisation and Management of Ministries of Education in Small States.

Education in Small States

These were run on a full-time basis leading to the award of the Diploma in
Educational Administration and Management in Small States (1994–1998). Each
participant was the beneficiary of a scholarship provided by the Commonwealth.

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Author: Peter Mayo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317987994

Category: Education

Page: 154

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This book focuses on education in small states. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of different aspects of educational provision in political jurisdictions having a very small population – populations which encounter specific challenges, threats and opportunities. This book presents a balance in regional representation – covering the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. The contributions pay particular attention to basic education, higher education, entrepreneurship training, post-primary education and the impact of globalization on educational restructuring and aid delivery in specific small state regions. This book was published as a special issue of the Comparative Education.

Citizenship Education in Small States Guyana

Una M. Paul Commonwealth Secretariat, Guyana. Ministry of Education. First
published 2002 by: The Commonwealth Secretariat Marlborough House Pall
Mall London SW1Y 5HX United Kingdom Designed by kcgan designs Any
expressions ...

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Author: Una M. Paul

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 0850927315

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

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Identity and diversity in all its forms present major challenges to countries seeking to best equip citizens with the skills to participate effectively in their diverse societies. They set out the strategies and actions needed to support small states wishing to promote the values of good citizenship.

Citizenship Education in Small States Trinidad and Tobago

... United Kingdom Publication Team Citizenship Education Series Co - ordinator
: • Dr. Roli Degazon - Johnson , Chief Programme Officer ( Education and HRD in
Small States ) , Commonwealth Secretariat . Designed by kcgan designs Lead ...

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Author: Pat Ellis

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 0850927307

Category: Political Science

Page: 46

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Identity and diversity in all its forms present major challenges to countries seeking to best equip citizens with the skills to participate effectively in their diverse societies. This investigation into citizenship education in Trinidad and Tobago produced information about: the type, nature, and variety of programs being offered; the topics covered in these programs; the approaches and methodologies being used; and the groups that participate in the programs. It also highlighted the fact that government and civil society organizations are involved in citizenship education. Additionally, the investigation provided opportunities for individuals and organizations to identify the challenges of being a citizen in the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-religious society of Trinidad and Tobago. Participation in the search conference which collected information for the study, provided opportunities for individuals and organizations to share concerns about their work. Primary data were collected in a questionnaire given to organizations in the sample, in meetings, and in face-to-face and telephone interviews. Among the concerns and issues identified and discussed were: values, identity, difference and diversity, inequalities; citizenship and the good citizen; democracy and governance; the socio-economic situation and its impact on citizens; the ideology and structure of the education system; and the content, delivery evaluation and impact of citizenship education programs. A list of participants at the Search Conference is appended. (BT).

Educational Consultancy in Small States

Figure 1 The dimensions of scale: 79 States with populations below 1 .5 million (
by region) Source: Mark Bray and Steve Packer Education in Small Stales:
Concepts, Challenges and Strategies, Oxford, Pergamon Press, 1993 Figure 2 ...

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Author: Marie-Pierre Lloyd

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 0850923980

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Based on a pan-Commonwealth training workshop held in 1992 at the University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu Complex, this volume explores the skills required of the consultant and the ways in which institutions within small states can develop their consultancy capacity.Marie-Pierre Lloyd is a sociologist working as an independent consultant. She has worked in a number of senior public service posts in Seychelles. Steve Packer was until recently responsible for the Commonwealth Secretariat’s programme on education in small states.Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth is a series of books which focuses on the impact of scale on the national education systems of small states.• Lifelines for the Isolated, 1994• Post-Secondary Education in the South Pacific, 1994• Educational Consultancy in Small States, 1994• The Challenge of Scale: Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth, reprinted 1993• Making Small Practical: The Organisation and Management of Ministries of Education in Small States, 1991• Ministries of Education in Small States: Case Studies in Organisation and Management, 1991• The Multi-Functional Administrator, 1989

Educational Planning and Management in Small States

Foreword It gives me tremendous pleasure to write this foreword to Educational
Planning and Management in Small States , edited by Professors Godfrey
Baldacchino and Charles J . Farrugia . The peculiar challenges of small states ,
which ...

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Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 0850927293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 305

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This collection of papers presents the critical reflections on the management and planning of education of 18 senior officials working in 12 small island nations. The papers are a result of their participation in the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Planning and Management in Small States program at the University of Malta. The book is divided into two sections. After an introductory essay and two papers on generic management and administration issues in small states, the papers in the first section deal with educational management, addressing the education process from its internal organizational or operational perspective. This section addresses such topics as resource allocation, Total Quality Management, staff recruitment, job satisfaction, and the role of principals. The second section of the book discusses educational planning, focusing on education as a tool for national development. This section discusses such topics as school-business linkages, the general role of educational planning, and specific developmental challenges facing primary, secondary, vocational, and adult education in small countries. Each chapter begins with a brief summary of the key arguments of the paper and ends with a discussion point based on the contents. (Contains a subject and author index.) (WFA).

E Governance in Small States

Second, is the pedagogical content to be used for e-learning. The design of
pedagogical content is challenging and should not be underestimated.
Courseware may be available and secured through inter-school agreements with
foreign ...

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Author: Anthony Ming

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9781849291026

Category: Political Science

Page: 134

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This book seeks to inform small state policy-makers of the conditions and processes involved in the planning and execution of e-Government projects.

Making Small Practical

What arrangements can be made for career paths in a small organisation? And how can small ministries best manage the demands of regional and international linkages?These are among questions addressed in this book.

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Author: Mark Bray

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 0850923662

Category: Education

Page: 127

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How should one organise a ministry of education which has only a small group of professional staff? Officers must become multi-functional; but what tasks should be grouped together, and how? What styles of management are needed for the highly personalised nature of small states, in which individuals have multiple out-of-work relationships as well as formal in-work ones? What arrangements can be made for career paths in a small organisation? And how can small ministries best manage the demands of regional and international linkages?These are among questions addressed in this book. It is the product of a pan-Commonwealth project in which officers from small ministries contributed practical insights. Experiences have been distilled and analysed, and are presented in a lively and readable format for both administrators and trainers.A companion book contains 14 case studies in a country-by-country format. Also available from the Commonwealth Secretariat, it is entitled Ministries of Education in Small States: Case Studies of Organisation and Management.

Timor Leste Transforming Education Through Partnership in a Small Post Conflict State

The new nation, supported by many international groups and agencies, including
a United Nations transitional administration, emerged as one of the poorest in the
world. Timor-Leste suffered the combined problems of being a small state in a ...

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Author: Jude Butcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462098848

Category: Education

Page: 120

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This book argues that development aid in small post-conflict states, particularly in the educational field, benefits from a commitment to a shared vision, fostering co-operative relationships and working within local capacity, credibility, and attentiveness to immediate and longer-term development goals. It uses Timor-Leste as its case study of a faith-based partnership in the development of the Instituto Católico para a Formação de Professores (ICFP) at Baucau. The people of what was then East Timor voted overwhelmingly for independence in 1999 and the nation building, including reforming education, in this post-conflict small state began. The book reports how, through the commitment of the partners to capacity building and transforming education, East Timorese staff have assumed positions of responsibility in the Institute. ICFP has received very positive accreditation reports from the national authority in terms of its vision, courses, staff and student quality, and infrastructure. The significance of the challenge and what has been achieved in this teacher education institute is studied against the history of the East Timorese people and the educational policies of their former colonial powers. The history, scope and responsibilities of the partnership reveal how the partners were of one mind in terms of foundational values, institutional deliverables, infrastructure and sustainability for the Institute. This educational capacity building and its outcomes are testimony to the relevance of the development principles of the Paris Declaration and the Accra Accord as well as to the partners’ shared vision as faith-based people and organisations and their commitment to Catholic social teaching.

Building the Resilience of Small States

Healthcare (Score 7.0) Education (Score 6.8) enterprise policy focuses mainly on
incentives and grants, there is a lack of focus on entrepreneurship and innovation
. Even in this case various initiatives are being launched and include an ...

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Author: Denny Lewis-Bynoe

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9781849291286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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Some small states enjoy relatively high GDP per capita –giving the impression of economic strength – when in reality these economies are fragile and disproportionately affected by adverse economic shocks, natural disasters and extreme weather events. The Commonwealth resilience framework has been developed to identify both the national policies required to build resilience and the areas in which regional and international development partners can provide support. This study refines and expands the framework to cover areas such as governance, environmental management and social development. It proposes policy measures for building resilience and ways in which the resilience framework for small states can be embedded in national planning to help stakeholders to agree priority areas for policy intervention.

Small States in International Relations

This volume of classic essays highlights the ability of small states to counter power with superior commitment, to rely on tightly knit domestic institutions with a shared "ideology of social partnership," and to set agendas as "norm ...

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Author: Christine Ingebritsen

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295802107

Category: History

Page: 352

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Smaller nations have a special place in the international system, with a striking capacity to defy the expectations of most observers and many prominent theories of international relations. This volume of classic essays highlights the ability of small states to counter power with superior commitment, to rely on tightly knit domestic institutions with a shared "ideology of social partnership," and to set agendas as "norm entrepreneurs." The volume is organized around themes such as how and why small states defy expectations of realist approaches to the study of power; the agenda-setting capacity of smaller powers in international society and in regional governance structures such as the European Union; and how small states and representatives from these societies play the role of norm entrepreneurs in world politics -- from the promotion of sustainable solutions to innovative humanitarian programs and policies..

Examination Systems in Small States

This publication deals with the provision of examinations in small states. It presents a conceptual framework and discusses models for the administration and provision of examinations at the end of the secondary cycle.

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Author: Mark Bray

Publisher:

ISBN: 0850925290

Category: Commonwealth countries

Page: 292

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This publication deals with the provision of examinations in small states. It presents a conceptual framework and discusses models for the administration and provision of examinations at the end of the secondary cycle. It is a response by the Human Resource Development Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat to facilitate the development and improvement of education in countries faced with challenges of scale. It is intended for use by ministries of education, institutions, researchers and international organisations.Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth is a series of books which focuses on the impact of scale on the national education systems of small states.• Lifelines for the Isolated, 1994• Post-Secondary Education in the South Pacific, 1994• Educational Consultancy in Small States, 1994• The Challenge of Scale: Educational Development in the Small States of the Commonwealth, reprinted 1993• Making Small Practical: The Organisation and Management of Ministries of Education in Small States, 1991• Ministries of Education in Small States: Case Studies in Organisation and Management, 1991• The Multi-Functional Administrator, 1989

Are the Asia and Pacific Small States Different from Other Small States

Determinants of Real per Capita GDP Growth” Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Model 5 Model 6 Small states ... Compared with an average small state, PICs
have lower initial income, less openness, lower education, lower debt, but have ...

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Author: Ms. Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781484315064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 29

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The small states of the Asia and Pacific region face unique challenges in raising their growth potential and living standards relative to other small states due to their small populations, geographical isolation and dispersion, narrow export and production bases, exposure to shocks, and heavy reliance on aid. Higher fixed government costs, low access to credit by the private sector, and capacity constraints are also key challenges. The econometric analysis confirms that the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have underperformed relative to their peers over the last 20 years. Although these countries often face more limited policy tools, policies do matter and can further help build resilience and raise potential growth, as evidenced in the recent business cycle. The Asia and Pacific small states should continue rebuilding buffers and improve the composition of public spending in order to foster inclusive growth. Regional solutions should also continue to be pursued.

Small States Smart Solutions

One further successful reform has been in judicial education. In 1998, the then
Chief Justice Sir Dennis Byron established the Judicial Education Institute of the
Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. In 2002, the Institute, under the chairmanship
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Author: Edgardo Favaro

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821374610

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Small states face special hurdles in achieving development gains. These states spend significantly more of their GDP on producing public goods and services, and they face higher connectivity costs than do their larger brethren. Small States, Smart Solutions examines how some small states use international trade and telecommunications technology to outsource services such as justice, banking supervision, public utilities regulation, high-quality medicine, and education. Sourcing these services internationally poses unique challenges but also opens broad opportunities. The eight case studies in this book, based on interviews with government officers and citizens, describe pioneering initiatives undertaken by some small states to better the quality of life of their citizens.

Small States

Group/country Defence 2006 2007 2008 2006 Education Health 2007 2008 2006
2007 2008 Social security and welfare 2006 2007 2008 Low-income
Commonwealth countries Gambia, The – – – – – – – – – – – – Papua New
Guinea ...

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Author: Commonwealth Secretariat

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9781849290371

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on states with fewer than 5 million inhabitants is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers working on issues of concern to small states. This volume contains 68 tables covering development indicators and 3 articles focusing on public private partnerships.