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Dr. Coreen J. Leacock


Dr. Coreen J. Leacock
Title: Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education; Research Methods
Department: School of Education
Discipline: Education
Additional Titles: Academic Coordinator, Eastern Caribbean Joint Board of Teacher Education Coordinator, Mathematics Education, Classroom Investigation, Assessment (JBTE) Coordinator, School of Education Graduate Research Seminar Series
  • Ph.D. in Education (Cantab)
  • M.Phi.l in Educational Research ((Cantab))
  • B.Ed. (Curriculum) (UWI - Cave Hill)
  • Cert. Ed. (Teaching of Mathematics) (UWI - Mona)
  • Cert. Ed. (Teacher Education) (Erdiston)

Telephone no: (246) 417-4708
Fax no: (246) 417-9615
Teaching Areas:
Undergraduate Courses:
  • EDMA 2111 Structure and Nature of Mathematics
  • EDMA 2207 Teaching Mathematics at the Primary Level
  • EDMA 3204 Issues Relevant to the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics
  • EDRS 2201 Introduction to Research in Education
  • EDRS 2202 Basic Data Analysis with the Computer
Graduate Courses:
  • EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Education
  • EDRS 6002 Statistics and Research Methods in Education
Prior to joining Faculty, Dr. Leacock taught mathematics at a secondary school for 15 years.  She is a trained teacher, with additional training in remedial education.  Trained in quantitative and qualitative research methods, she joined the university as the Specialist in Research Methods and Testing and Measurement with the Education Evaluation Centre. In 2008, she joined the School where she teaches courses in mathematics education and research methods.

Dr. Leacock has conducted teacher education activities and research across the Eastern Caribbean, and has published in regional and international journals. She is currently the Chair of a Regional Working Group that is investigating student performance in mathematics at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level.
Includes issues relating to:
  • The teaching and learning of mathematics
  • Student achievement
  • Technology use in education
  • Democratizing classrooms
  • Literacy across the curriculum
Publications: Leacock, C. J. (2016).  Investigating Mathematics Teaching and Learning in the Eastern Caribbean.  Report on a research project partly funded by CDB. (61 pages)   
Leacock, C. J., Warrican, S. J., & Rose, G. St.C. (2015).  Research Methods for Inexperienced Researchers: Guidelines for Investigating the Social World (Rev Ed). Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle. 
Leacock, C. J. (2015).  Status of mathematics education in the Eastern Caribbean: Issues and possible solutions for teacher preparation and support.  Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, 40 (3), 210-233.
Warrican, S. J., Leacock, C. J., Thompson, B. P., & Alleyne, M. L. (2014).  Predictors of Student Success in an Online Learning Environment in the English-speaking Caribbean: Evidence for The University of the West Indies Open Campus.  Open Praxis, 6 (4), 331-346.    

Veira, A., Leacock, C. J., & Warrican, S. J. (2014).  Learning outside the walls of the classroom: Engaging the digital natives.  Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 30 (2), 227 – 244.         
Leacock, C. J. (2009).  Quality education for all: Rethinking the curriculum in the face of universal secondary education.  Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, 34 (3), 19 – 38.

Leacock, C. J., Thompson, B. P., Burnett, A., & Obidah, J. (2007).  The Academic Achievement of Barbados Public Primary and Secondary Schools 1999 – 2005: A Comprehensive Report. Education Evaluation Centre: UWI Cave Hill.           

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