Program

Program

The program for this conference is available via the following link.
BIENNIAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

BIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
June 15-17, 2011

Theme: Making a Difference through Education:
Purpose, Policy and Practice

PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

8.00 a.m – 10.00 a.m Registration

10.00 a.m Opening Ceremony

Keynote Speaker: Dr Didacus Jules
                          Registrar, Caribbean Examinations Council

Room: Main Ballroom

Chair: Professor Zellynne Jennings-Craig
Director, School of Education

 


11.15 a.m COFFEE BREAK

 

SESSION 1: 11.45 A.M. - 1.00 P.M.

Panel 1: Curriculum, Culture and Change

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Making a difference in the lives of students: a closer look at the psycho social school environment in two education districts in Trinidad and Tobago Dr George Gowrie/Mala Ramdass/Cheryl Bowrin/Gail Joseph/M. Harripaul

Finding the culture space in the education classroom
Dr Susan Herbert/Dr Phaedra Pierr e

Beyond the classroom – an ethnographic study of students’ use of non-academic school spaces in two high schools in Western Jamaica
Sonia Marcia Graham

Panel 2 : Measurement and Assessment of Learning

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A critical pedagogy of alternative methods of the assessment of student achievement: the case of the University of the West Indies
Anthony Perry

Centering assessment for learning in the education system: towards a new pedagogy for the Caribbean
Professor StaffordGriffith

Jamaican public school trained teachers and teacher performance evaluation
Andrew Campbell

Using geographic information system (GIS) to understand spatial patterns in school choice and achievement –the Trinidad and Tobago Secondary Entrance Assessment
Shahiba Ali/Jerome De Lisle/Peter Smith

Panel 3: New Pathways to Teacher Education and Reform

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New pathways to teacher education and reform
Dr E. Clyde-Glasgow

Teacher professional development in Jamaica: 19the century to 21st century
Dr Dotlyn Minott

Narrative inquiry as a culturally relevant method for understanding Caribbean teachers’ experiences
Joyanne B. De Four-Babb/Makini Z. Beck

An exploration of the experiences of beginning to teach of some teachers in the Diploma in Education programme at the School of Education , UWI, St Augustine
Dr Samuel Lochan

Panel 4: Community Participation and Empowerment

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Empowering parents to enhance their children’s school performance: a Trinidad and Tobago pilot study

Professor June George/Freddy James/Madgerie Jameson/Veronica Williams/Maureen Ryan

The power of school-community partnerships: interventions to address absenteeism in Jamaican primary schools

Professor Zellynne Jennings-Craig /Susan Anderson/Loraine Cook/Disraeli Hutton

 


1.00 p.m – 2.00 p.m LUNCH

 

SESSION 2: 2.00 P.M. - 3.30 P.M.

WORKSHOPS

Panel 5: Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age

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Producing the learners of the 21st century university through blended learning
Mark-Shane Scale

Computer Assisted language learning (CALL) aids
Andre Coy

E-Learning, E-books and virtual reference service: the nexus between the library and education
Pauline Nicholas/Thelma White

Panel 6 : Transformational Leadership and Change

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Transforming the education system: a mandate for new leadership styles
Dr Carol Andrews-Redhead/Gomatee Ramnarine

Systemic or endemic? Is the maladaptive behaviour of our children symptomatic of the maladministration in our school system?
S. Barnes-Wilmot

Factrors affecting the financing of higher education: exploring the experiences of UWI and UTECH
Dr Disraeli Hutton

Panel 7 : Curriculum Culture and Change

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New frontiers for educational research and practice: generating ‘L1/L2 perspective ‘ theory to inform advanced level Spanish instruction
Moyia Rowtham Francis

Entrepreneurship education programmes and implementation: what Jamaica can learn from Chinese universities
Dr Peter Joong

 


3.30 – 3.45 p.m COFFEE BREAK

 

SESSION 3: 3.45 P.M. - 4. 45 P.M.

Panel 8 : Creating New Spaces for Learning

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“Dead to the world and all its happenings”: the crisis in 21st century education and why drama is part of the solution
Brian S. Heap

Read it, Stage it, Watch it - Learning with attitude: an innovation in service learning student controlled assessment and new teacher-learner spaces
Dr Paulette Feraria/Sheena Johnson-Brown/Laveta Mead/Deborah Buchanan

Panel 9: Transformational Leadership for Change

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The practice of transformational leadership by principals
Dr Angela Penny/Dr Gloria Burke

Transformational leadership for change
Dr Canute Thompson

Panel 10: Curriculum, Culture and Change

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Socio-cultural barriers and borders to primary science teaching in Jamaica: Implications for cultural perspectives in science education
Nicola Lee-Platt/Dr Novelette McKnight/Dr Marcia Rainford

Changing institutional cultures through education for sustainable development
Dr Lorna Down/Dr. Marceline Collins-Figueroa/Dr. Carol Gentles

Panel 11: New Pathways to Teacher Education and Reform

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Concepts of professionalism among beginning teachers in Jamaica
Dr Mairette Newman/Dr Marceline Collins-Figueroa/Dr Lorna Down/ Dr Carol Gentles/Mrs Vileitha Davis-Morrison

Dimensons of Jamaican teachers’ efficacy
Dr Loraine Cook

COCKTAILS /CULTURAL EVENING - 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m


THURSDAY, JUNE 16

SESSION 4: 9.00 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.

Roundtable session

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Panel 12 : Curriculum , Culture and Change

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An evaluative case study of the implementation of the grade 4 science curriculum in four primary science classrooms
Joan James/Dr Marcia Rainford

Determining the relevancy of Piaget’s conservation principle in the Jamaican context
Dr Loraine Cook/Dr Barbara Matalon

Teaching writing in the primary and secondary curriculum: a learner centred approach
Dr Jossett Lewis –Smikle

Panel 13: New Pathways to teacher education and reform

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Is anybody listening? Stakeholders’ perspectives on the in-service Diploma in Education programme at the UWI, St Augustine campus
Dr Susan Herbert

Graduate Students’ perceptions of a quality learning experience
Dr Carol Gentles

Reforming “the Foundations”: Building Community
Dr Jennifer Mohammed

Panel 14 : Measurement and Assessment of Learning

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Alternative assessment : peer assessment as a learning tool for education students at a university in Jamaica
Michael Lewis

Education of Caribbean immigrant students and the global interface: issues and ideas around learning and assessment
Janice Fournillier/June M. George/Cheryl A. McLean

Judging inequality in a national education: analyzing data from national and international assessments for Trinidad and Tobago (2006-2010)
Jerome de Lisle

 


10.45 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

 

SESSION 5: 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

WORKSHOP

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Panel 15: Curriculum, Culture and Change

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The root causes of violence and aggression among certain school-aged children
Dr Susan Anderson

Education in emergencies: beating the odds for children at risk
Dr Gertrude Shotte

An investigation into the self esteem and social behaviours of deaf and hearing students
Winnifred Johnston

Panel 16: New Pathways to Teacher Education and Reform

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Student teachers’ use of project-based learning during teaching practice: possibilities and pitfalls
Dr Mairette Newman/Dr Lorna Down

Implementation of professional development school (PDS) model of teacher education programme in mathematics
Dr Peter Joong

Using the cognitive coaching approach for teacher professional development to empower primary school teachers and students for improved performance
Dr Enid McLymont/Debbie Devonish/Ingrid Bennett

Panel 17: Community Participation and Empowerment

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The journey back home: linking learning to community-theory, practice and research issues
Janice B. Fournillier/Joyce King/Jeff Morrison/Melissa Speight Vaughn

Community participation and empowerment
Dr E ClydeGlasgow

Helping hands not pointing fingers: a whole-school and community model for pro social behaviour in an empowered inner city high school
Medorah Doyley-Passley/Dahlia Neil-Johnson/Sadpha Bennett/Paulette Feraria

Panel 18: Creating new spaces for learning

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Creating new spaces for learning : fostering experiential and service learning education in a 9-12 school: journeys through the African American past
Dolapo Adeniji-Neil

Is Science Education losing its soul?
Dr Michael Ponnambalam

Transforming the higher education sector and improving student learning: changing approaches to university teaching
Dr Mervin Chisholm

Creating new spaces for learning: a phenomenological account of a contract grading experience
Dr Monica Taylor

 


1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. LUNCH

 

SESSION 6: 2.00 P.M. - 3.30 P.M.

Roundtable session

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Panel 19: Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age

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Are we really thinking about instruction in a different way? Technology’s role in restructuring classrooms according to pre-service and in-service teachers at the University of Trinidad and Tobago
Leesha Roberts

An exploration of students’ experiences of learning in an online programme
Margaret Cain/Sharon Phillip-Peters

Panel 20: Transformational Leadership and Change

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Will technical and vocational education and training (TVET) guarantee economic development of Caribbean states?
Dr Halden Morris

Perceptions of graduates of an early childhood leadership training programme on its usefulness and relevance to their jobs
Dr Rose Davies

Are we being served? Meeting the needs of the employers in the tourism industry
Madjerie Jameson

Panel 21: Curriculum Culture and Change

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Dolls and dungarees: language, literacy and gender in Barbados
Tennisha Morris

Perceptions of students and teachers in mathematics education reforms in Canada, China, Taiwan, and Jamaica
Dr Peter Joong

Students’ attitude toward Creole
Phillip Clarke

Panel 22: New Pathways to Teacher Education and Reform

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Data driven decision making : a case study of an Early Childhood Care and Education Centre and a primary school in Trinidad Rhoda Mohammed/Alicia Gayah-Batchasingh/Sabeera Abdul-Majied/Jerome DeLisle

Relevance of study skills, attitudes and behaviours to improve students’ learning outcomes: results of LASSI learning and study strategies inventory
Dr George Dawkins

Freeing teachers to teach: assessing the impact of time empowerment on the teachers’ selfhood and emotion regulation
Dr Rose Johnson/Dr. Keisha A. Mitchell

 


3.30 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

 

SESSION 7: 3.45 P.M. - 4. 45 P.M.

Panel 23: Curriculum, Culture and Change

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Children at risk: supplying and sustaining education in the context of HIV/AIDS
Dr Paul Miller

Towards the development of a curriculum which encompasses interpersonal relationship skills training for teachers: an intervention
Pamela Amun

Panel 24: Measurement and Assessment of Learning

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Evaluating the continuous assessment programme (CAP) in Trinidad and Tobago: insight and challenges using programme theory and mixed methods
Jerome de Lisle

An anlysis of high attaining black students: factors and conditions that affect their attainment levels
Dr Carol Tomlin

Panel 25 : New Pathways to Teacher Education and Reform

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Rethinking teacher education: the way forward in achieving teacher quality
Dr Carmel Roofe

Engaging students in the education process by creating a path to success
Dr Cecilia Hegamin-Younger

Panel 26: Perspectives on Educational Issues

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An academic opportunity structure in the Eastern Caribbean
Dr Ian Lubin

I’d rather teach my neighbour’s children: Jamaican teachers in the Bahamas
Andrew Campbell

BANQUET - 7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.


FRIDAY , JUNE 17

SESSION 8: 9.00 A.M. – 10.45 A.M.

Panel 27: Curriculum, Culture and Change

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A spotlight on social competence development: teaching strategies and classroom experiences provided for young children in Trinidad
Dr Sabeerah Abdul-Majied

Creating new spaces for learning in science: a language perspective
Iris Hewitt-Bradshaw

Factors that influence student satisfaction with distance education in the B.Ed Secondary (Distance) project
Barbara Foster

Panel 28: Measurement and Assessment of Learning

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Assessment for learning practices shared between Jamaican and English teachers – can it work?
Dr Deb Heighes/Dr Marcia Rainford

Secondary School entrance examinations in the Caribbean: legacy, policy and practices in an era of seamless education
Jerome de Lisle

The formative use of selected assessment strategies and their effects on the teaching-learning of advanced level biology
Dr Sharon Bramwell-Lalor/Dr Marcia Rainford

Panel 29: Perspectives on Educational Issues

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A curriculum for improving the effectiveness of regional graduate study groups in Jamaica
Nicole Manzard

Bun or fire bun? Wily women, survival slackness and a possible wily survival strategy for reading
Dr Kim Robinson-Walcott

Schizophrenia – student-lecturer or lecturer-student?
S. Otway Charles

Panel 30: Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age

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Improving the value from ICTs in Jamaican schools
Ricardo Anderson

One laptop per child pilot project in Jamaica- initial observations
Arlene Bailey

10.45 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 9: 11.00 A.M. - 1.00 P.M.

CLOSING PLENARY

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Key Points from Rapporteurs

What difference have we made through education?