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Table of Contents for
Education As and For Legitimacy: Developments in West Indian Education Between 1846 and 1895, by M. Kazim Bacchus

List of Figures and Tables

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

INTRODUCTION: SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CHANGES AFFECTING EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BRITISH WEST INDIES, 1864–95

Introduction

Economic Changes Following the Decline of the Sugar Industry

The Continued Dominance of Planters in West Indian Societies

Constitutional Changes

Disendowment of the Church of England

Changes in Social Structure: Social Mobility among Coloureds and Blacks

The Attitude of the Elites to Black Mobility

The Plural Nature of West Indian Societies

Education to Establish Legitimacy of the State and the Governing Elites

Continued Resistance by Whites to the Mobility of Blacks

Summary and Overview

CHAPTER 1: CONSENSUS AND CONFLICT OVER THE PROVISION OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The Provision of Elementary Education

Moral Support from the Imperial Government

The Support Provided by West Indian Governors

Pressures for Increasing Support of Popular Education

Resistance to Increasing the Supply of Elementary Education

Support from Local Legislators

Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 2: PRIMARY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE

Introduction

Education of New Immigrants

Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 3: FACTORS INFLUENCING SCHOOL ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE

Introduction

Different Levels of Funding for Elementary Education

Factors Contributing to School Enrollment and Attendance

Conflicting Views about Parental Interest in Education

Explaining These Different Perceptions of Attitudes to Education

Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 4: THE DOMINANCE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Introduction

Support for Religious Education

Reasons for the Dominant Role of Religious Instruction in Schools

Implementation of the Programme of Religious Education

Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 5: THE ROLE OF INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Support of the Elites for Industrial Education

Towards the Development of a Programme of Industrial Education

The Kay Shuttleworth Report

Efforts at Introducing Modified Industrial Education Programmes

Reasons for the Continued Insistence on Industrial Education by the Elites

Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 6: OTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

Other Educational Concerns at the Primary Level

Problems in Providing a Broader-based Curriculum

Effect of Inspection on the Work of Schools

Other Effects of School Evaluation Based on the Annual Examination

The Low Level of Professional Competence among Teachers

School Buildings and Instructional Supplies

Supplies and Equipment

Towards Some Signs of Improvement

The Education of Girls

CHAPTER 7: TEACHERS: THEIR SUPPLY AND STATUS

Introduction

The Supply of Qualified Teachers

Another Approach to Improving Teacher Quality

Elements of Teacher Preparation

Status of Teachers in the West Indies

Teachers’ Remuneration

Other Effects of Low Level of Teachers’ Salaries

Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 8: PRIMARY EDUCATION, 1846–95: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

Review and Assessment

Some Positive Outcomes of Primary Education

Some Alternative Views about the Qualitative Outcomes of Primary Schooling

CHAPTER 9: SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION, 1846–95

Secondary Education prior to 1845

Two Types of Post-basic Education

Factors Influencing the Provision of Secondary Education after Abolition

Continuing Demand for Secondary Education

The Development of Post-secondary Education

Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 10: SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Secondary Education prior to 1845

Introduction

The Curriculum of the Grammar Schools in the West Indies

Criticisms of the Curriculum of the Grammar Schools

Pressures for Scientific, Agricultural, and Commercial Subjects in the Curriculum

Other Efforts at Reforming the Secondary Curriculum

Resistance to Changes in the Classical Curriculum

The Effect of External Examinations on the Curriculum of the Grammar Schools

Summary and Conclusions

CHAPTER 11: SECONDARY EDUCATION AND UPWARD SOCIAL MOBILITY

School Enrollment and Social Stratification

Increasing Middle-class Demand for Higher Education

Problems Faced By Non-whites in Obtaining a Higher Education

Secondary Education as Status Confirmation

State Scholarships for Post-secondary Education

Secondary Schools and the Perpetuation of Class Distinction

The Occupational Destination of Secondary-school Graduates

Summary

CHAPTER 12: ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

Introduction

The Major Actors on the Educational Scene

Reasons for Increasing State Involvement in Education

Technical or Efficiency Concerns

Concern with Capital Accumulation and the Establishment of the Legitimacy of the State

The Expansion of Education as a Legitimating Device

Summary

Bibliography

Index