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South-south collaboration : Cuban teachers in Jamaica and Namibia

Hickling-Hudson, Anne R. (2004) South-south collaboration : Cuban teachers in Jamaica and Namibia. Comparative Education, 40(2), pp. 289-311.

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Abstract

Cuba has concentrated more than most developing countries on building a sound educational system, and as a result, it has been able to collaborate with other countries in their efforts to improve educational planning and practice. Based on recent research in the field, this paper examines the work of Cuban teachers in schools and sports programmes in Jamaica and Namibia. It carries out a qualitative analysis, from a postcolonial perspective, of the significance of this programme which is viewed as an example of South-South collaboration. Participant decolonizing countries benefit from Cuba’s contribution to building their teaching capacity, and Cuba in turn benefits from developing the linguistic and professional expertise of its educators through this internationalist work. The article contributes to a multi-level style of comparative education analysis based on micro-level qualitative fieldwork within a framework that compares cross-cultural issues and national policies.

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ID Code: 1801
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Education planning, collaboration, policy, teachers, Cuba, Jamaica, Namibia, developing countries, decolonization, postcolonialism, building educational capacity
DOI: 10.1080/0305006042000231392
ISSN: 1360-0486
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Comparative Education 40(2):pp. 289-311.
Deposited On: 06 Jul 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:06

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