Studying in Cuba, returning home to work : experiences of graduates from the English-speaking Caribbean

Hickling-Hudson, Anne R. (2012) Studying in Cuba, returning home to work : experiences of graduates from the English-speaking Caribbean. In Hickling-Hudson, Anne R., Corona González, Jorge, & Preston, Rosemary (Eds.) The Capacity to Share : a study of Cuba's International Cooperation in Educational Development. Palgrave Mcmillan, New York, pp. 107-126.

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Cuba’s higher education scholarship program has received little attention in the literature on education and development. In this chapter, I discuss themes that emerge from my interviews with graduates from English-speaking Caribbean countries who studied in Cuba, as well as Cuban educators, on the nature of their academic programs and their subsequent careers. This facilitates exploration of a number of questions, including the following:

  1. How, in the perceptions of scholarship students and graduates, have they experienced the philosophy of combing study, practical work, and research in the tertiary education curriculum in Cuban universities?
  2. What impact does studying in Cuba appear to have on graduates after they return to their home countries?
  3. How does the experience of the graduates throw light on the relationship between tertiary education and national development?

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ID Code: 58456
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Caribbean graduates from Cuban universities, Cuban scholarships, the Cuban degree, ‘Work, Study and Research’, Returning home to work, globalization, Higher Education, regional development, HERN
ISBN: 9780230338807
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Palgrave Mcmillan
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2013 23:57
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2016 15:46

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