These short reports provide general overviews of current activities and issues related to ICT use in education in individual Caribbean countries. The preliminary data presented here, drawn from a quick survey process conducted in 2007, should be regarded as illustrative rather than exhaustive.
The Survey focuses on the region’s small island developing states (SIDS) so as to maximize understanding of areas of commonality in terms of scale, economic factors, and other conditions. SIDS can be characterized as island states that typically are confronted by the following conditions:
- Small populations
- Limited natural resources
- Susceptibility to natural disasters such as hurricanes
- High reliance on international trade
- Vulnerability to international economic events
The economies of SIDS tend to be conditioned by their limited scale and by high transportation and communication costs. Their typically undiversified economies increase their vulnerability to natural, economic and other shocks. All of these conditions apply, in varying degrees, to Caribbean SIDS.
Each short report provides a general overview of current activities and developments related to ICT use in education in the country, using the following format:
- Country profile
- Policy Planning
- Teaching Professional Development
- Barriers and Challenges
Please note that the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guadalope, Haiti, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, and the U.S. Commonwealth Territory of Puerto Rico are not included in this survey.
It is anticipated that the country reports developed as part of infoDev's Survey of ICT and Education in the Caribbean will serve as the building block for an on-line database that will be updated collaboratively over time, based on additional research and feedback received through the infoDev web site.
To suggest modifications to these country reports, please e-mail info@infoDev.org or enter your comments on the individual country report pages on the infoDev website.
This project is proudly supported and funded by the European Commission.