On Tuesday, May 15, 2012 the Education Cluster of the 50|50 Research Project being spearheaded by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona will be hosting a symposium on The Financing of Education at the Primary and Secondary Levels.
The main presenter will be Dr. Peter-John Gordon, Lecturer in the
Department of Economics, UWI, Mona, who will present the findings of his research. His presentation will then be critiqued by a panel consisting of other researchers and practitioners who will bring their own experiences to bear on the discussions. The wider audience will then be asked to participate in the discussions which will follow the panel's contribution.
This event will commence at 2:00 p.m. and will be held in GLT 1, Sir Alister McIntyre Building which is located beside the Faculty of Law main block, at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.
Given your own wide knowledge and interest in this issue, you are being invited to attend and share in what will be a robust conversation that not only appraises the past but present markers for the future.
The European Union and Overseas Countries and Territories: The Search for a New Relationship
with Professor Paul Sutton
The seminar takes place at SALISES, Conference Room 1, on Wednesday, March 28, between 3.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m.
Prof. Sutton has written and consulted widely on the Caribbean region, including the non-independent territories. He was Senior Professor in Caribbean Studies at the Caribbean Studies Centre of London Metropolitan University, until his recent retirement. He also taught at Hull University from 1973-2004. Prof. Sutton was a consultant to the West Indian Commission, The Caribbean Council of Europe, the European Centre for Development Policy Management and the Government of the Netherlands. He was also a founding member and former Chair of the UK-based Society of Caribbean Studies which promotes the academic study of the Caribbean. He was also a member of the Caribbean Advisory Group 1997-2001 appointed by the British government to advise on policy on the Caribbean.
This seminar is part of SALISES’ schedule of activities within its umbrella ‘Fifty-Fifty’ research project, which seeks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of independence of the Commonwealth Caribbean, beginning with Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. The project engages a wide range of academics and academic institutions in reflecting on the last 50 years of independence and projecting on the challenges and opportunities that may arise over the next fifty.
The National Library of Jamaica has made available a valuable archive of films such as this one which documents the trip to London by Norman Manley and Alexander Bustamante to negotiate independence for Jamaica.
Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education,
New York University
As Jamaica prepares to celebrate 50 years of nationhood, the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), is spearheading a programme of research reflecting on the past fifty years and providing possible directions for the next fifty (Fifty Fifty). Education is included among the sectors for in-depth analysis with the objective of determining its achievements, challenges and future prospects. As an important part of the public conversation, SALISES will be hosting New York University Steinhardt Professor Pedro Noguera who has been intimately involved in research and activism aimed at improving inner city schools and communities, particularly in North America. He will be speaking on “Education for Social and Economic Development: Toward a More Equitable and Just Jamaica in the 21st Century” on Thursday January 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Faculty of Law Lecture Room 2, University of the West Indies, Mona.
Professor Noguera has published extensively on educational reform and has been actively involved in efforts to improve schools on both East and West Coasts in the United States.