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The Caribbean Family: The Willie Lynch Syndrome

When you look back at the life, experiences, and history of the black Caribbean or black American people and want to know why we operate the way we do, the letter below explains it all. The Willie Lynch Syndrome Here in Jamaica, over 200 years after his death, the Willie Lynch syndrome is prevalent in… Continue reading The Caribbean Family: The Willie Lynch Syndrome

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The Caribbean Family: Single-Family Homes

Being from the Caribbean, I can speak to the reality of the family there. I grew up in a nuclear family with two parents. However, my family dynamic changed when I was a teenager, and my mother became the head of the household. This is commonplace in Jamaica, seemingly the norm, but it shouldn’t be.… Continue reading The Caribbean Family: Single-Family Homes

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Education: The Negative Impact of Group Assignments

Dealing with Group Assignments The Impact/Implications of forced group assignments ... especially at the tertiary level on an individual student's final grade and morale. That was my suggestion for tonight's group assignment and without even an objective consideration it was disregarded. The two naysayers started to question, how easy it would be to find viable… Continue reading Education: The Negative Impact of Group Assignments

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Education: How Education and Gender Impact Work – Part 3

Education The community needs individuals to perform a wide array of crucial functions if it is to prosper but if a community elects to reward only a small number of those functions, say, entrepreneurial success, then a condemnation of that society ensues. As a neo-Darwinian, John Dewey believed the key to survival is diversity not… Continue reading Education: How Education and Gender Impact Work – Part 3

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Education: How Education and Gender Impact Work – Part 2

The History of Work Since Philosophy is the art, which teaches us how to live, those who are most successful in the state are those who have the most interest in prolonging the state as it is and according to (Fowles, 1964, The Aristos) they are also those who have the most say in the… Continue reading Education: How Education and Gender Impact Work – Part 2

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Education: How Education and Gender Impact Work – Part 1

Introduction "Philosophy is a field of study in which people question and create theories about the nature of reality. It includes diverse subfields such as aesthetics, epistemology, ontology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and law. Philosophers concern themselves with such fundamental and mysterious topics as whether or not God(s) exist, what is the nature of being and… Continue reading Education: How Education and Gender Impact Work – Part 1

Education: Recommended Changes For The Jamaican Education System
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Education: Recommended Changes For The Jamaican Education System

These last few classes have been quite enthralling, fun, introspective, and revealing. The teaching strategies utilized have made for challenging and fun sessions. I pray to facilitate teaching sessions like these one day. In Perspectives in Education class tonight (circa November 2014) everyone received a piece of paper with a question on it. We had… Continue reading Education: Recommended Changes For The Jamaican Education System

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Education: Examining Primary to Tertiary Education in Jamaica

Jamaica is regarded around the world for its rich culture – especially its music, white sand beaches, friendly and highly educated people. The visitors that traverse its shores bring in millions of dollars making it a popular Caribbean destination. Examining Primary to Tertiary Education in Jamaica Being the third largest, English-speaking Caribbean country, it is… Continue reading Education: Examining Primary to Tertiary Education in Jamaica

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Education: Teachers’ Unethical Behaviour in Jamaican Schools

Teachers and their unethical behavior in Jamaican schools have been tolerated for too long. Many forget that ethical guidelines are important and necessary to curb such unethical, unprofessional, and deviant behaviors. Ineffective Teachers in Jamaica Many Jamaican teachers at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels act like having professional ethics is a practice from the… Continue reading Education: Teachers’ Unethical Behaviour in Jamaican Schools