School of Education
About Us
The School of Education at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, is the leading provider of quality education, research and professional development in Barbados and the wider Caribbean. 
 
The core  responsibility of the School of Education is staff and programme development in all aspects of teacher education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The developmental role of the School is further underlined through the advisory/technical services and related research that the School provides to the various educational systems.
 
Vision Statement
Our vision is to continue as the leading provider of quality education, research and professional development in Barbados and the wider Caribbean.
 
Mission Statement
  1. Our goal is to inspire and develop Caribbean citizens through facilitating the active engagement and empowerment of educators by: 
  2. Fostering the development of continuous learning communities 
  3. Providing an optimally trained cadre of professionals in education committed to socially just practices. 
  4. Developing a strong, innovative research culture, based on collaborative work that addresses regional concerns.  
  5. Facilitating research based on practices in education and the wider society.    
  6. Being proactive in responding in relevant ways to changing contexts
Programming Activities

In order to respond to the changing needs of the sub-region it serves, the School of Education currently engages in the following complementary programming activities:
  1. Developmental outreach and research in teacher education. This programming includes substantial involvement in projects, namely:
    • The OECS/UWI/DFIDC Primary Education Project
    • EDUTECH 2000
    • The OECS/EDF/UWI Secondary Teachers' Training Project
     
  2. Post-graduate teaching:
  3. Undergraduate teaching:
  4. Contributing to interdisciplinary programmes on campus;
     
  5. Responsibility for quality control for:
    Diploma in Education (DipEd) (Primary & Secondary) and Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) programmes (Erdiston College, Barbados)


Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu