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.
Table of Contents
1. Comparative and international perspectives on education in small states - Peter Mayo
2. The education challenges facing small nation states in the increasingly competitive
global economy of the twenty-first century - Mohammed Kazim Bacchus
3. The global education agenda and the delivery of aid to Pacific education - Eve Coxon and Karen Munce
4. Strategies for post-primary education in small island developing states (SIDS):
Lessons from Cape Verde - David Atchoaréna, Patricia Dias Da Graça and José Manuel Marquez
5. Entrepreneurship in smaller jurisdictions: Appraising a glocal elite - Godfrey Baldacchino
6. Rethinking education for the Caribbean: A radical approach - Didacus Jules
7. The impact of funding policies on higher education in Jamaica - Kofi K. Nkrumah-Young, Jeroen Huisman and Philip Powell
8. Adult education in small states: The case of Malta - Peter Mayo, Paul J. Pace and Edward Zammit
9. The advancement of educational research in small states - Michael Crossley
10. Chameleon careers? Exploring the specificity of career guidance in small states Ronald G. Sultana
Peter Mayo is Professor in and Head of the Department of Education Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Malta, Malta. He teaches in the areas of Sociology of Education and Adult Continuing Education, as well as in Comparative and International Education and Sociology in general.