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Faculty of Humanities and Education

School of Education


Dr. Laurette Bristol

Dr. Laurette Bristol

Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education & Curriculum

Department: School of Education


Dr. Bristol has over 25 years of service in the education arena- Primary Education, Teacher Education, Tertiary Education Administration and Education Policy Development as Programme Manager, Human Resource Development at the CARICOM Secretariat. She has practiced in the Caribbean and Australia. 


Ph.D.- Education, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 2009

Research Areas

Her research emphasises the historical impact of the colonial experience on classroom practices, prefiguring post-colonial educational aspirations and actions. More specifically she has an international research profile that crosses the fields of professional development, mentoring, leadership, and school transformation

Teaching Areas

EDCU 6003- Curriculum Foundations
EDCU 6604- Curriculum Design for the Caribbean 1

Select Publications

Slater, D., Bristol, L., Gordon Boyle, K. (2022). Healthy Lives, education, and wealth: ecological relationships in social resilience. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 
Heikkinen, H., Wilkinson, J., & Bristol, L. (2021). Three orientations for understanding educational autonomy: School principals’ voices from Australia, Finland, and Jamaica. Journal of Educational Administration and History, DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2020.1849060. 
Bristol L. (2020) Plantation Pedagogy: A Practical Response for Pre-service Teacher Education. In: Peters M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education (pp.1-6). Springer, Singapore.  
Bristol, L. S., & Childs, M. (2018). Arranging and Rearranging Practice in Digital Spaces: Professional Learning Amongst Teacher Educators. In Management Association, I. (Ed.), Online Course Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 567-585). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5472-1.ch031  
Bristol, L. (2012). Plantation Pedagogy: A Postcolonial and Global Perspective. New York, USA: Peter Lang. ISBN: 978-1-4331-1715-2

Additional Info

Google Scholar:
Web of Science:[HTO-5110-2023   


Practice Architecture; Plantation Pedagogy; School Transformation, Mentoring