The Barbados Community College Experience: Leading the Anglophone Caribbean in a Global Movement

The Barbados Community College Experience: Leading the Anglophone Caribbean in a Global Movement

By Vivienne Roberts
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Book Description

The Barbados Community College Experience establishes the genesis of the college and the ongoing impact of globalization and educational borrowing. It examines the North American community college's influence on the Caribbean pool, the global community college movement and its emerging global counterparts. By deriving five models of development in the region, Vivienne Roberts opens a new window to the community college experience in the anglophone Caribbean by bringing to the fore the reality of more than twenty relevant institutions. Barbados has been the community college pioneer in the anglophone Caribbean and a fairly early entrant to the worldwide community college movement. Roberts sets the Barbados experience in its local, regional and global contexts by exploring the phases of establishment, consolidation, expansion and reputation building, and uncertainty and reinvention. The colleges' widening scope of operations from transfer to vocational, community engagement, remediation, baccalaureate, and adult and continuing education roles is discussed. The book also interrogates the extent to which the Barbados Community College has shown leadership within the Caribbean and demonstrated the values of accessibility, affordability, flexibility, community engagement and innovation while impacting student success, stakeholder satisfaction and fulfilment of its mission.

Table of Contents
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Context, Concepts and Processes
  • 2. The Global Community College Context
  • 3. The North American CommunityCollege Experience
  • 4. The Global Movement and Community College Counterparts
  • 5. The Community College in the English-Speaking Caribbean
  • 6. The Barbados Community College
  • 7. The Establishment Years under Clyde Best, 1969–1976
  • 8. Filling the Gap with Arthur Sealy, 1976–1978
  • 9. Growth and Consolidation Years under Alvin Barnett, 1978–1988
  • 10. Expansion, Outreach and Reputation Building with Norma Holder, 1988–2004
  • 11. A Phase of Uncertainty for Gladstone Best, 2004–2014
  • 12. The Golden Age of Opportunities for Ian Austin and Others, 2015–2018
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1: List of Principals
    • Appendix 2: List of Deputy Principals
    • Appendix 3: List of First Staff Members
    • Appendix 4: Board of Management Chairs
    • Appendix 5: Registrars, Bursars and Supervisor
    • Appendix 6: List of Senior Tutors
    • Appendix 7: Some Department Heads
    • Appendix 8: Staff Profile 2016
    • Appendix 9: Establishment Dates of Divisions
    • Appendix 10: International Formal and InformalArticulation Arrangements
    • Appendix 11: Articulation Arrangements with theUniversity of the West Indies
    • Appendix 12: Dates of Introduction of Programmes
    • Appendix 13: Guild Presidents and Vice-Presidents
    • Appendix 14: Scholarship Regulations
    • Appendix 15: Annual Student Enrolment
    • Appendix 16: Questionnaire for Past Staff
  • References
  • Index
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