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.
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:
- 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?
- What impact does studying in Cuba appear to have on graduates after they return to their home countries?
- How does the experience of the graduates throw light on the relationship between tertiary education and national development?
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|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|
|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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