Vol. 2 No. 1 (1987)

The Implications of the Effects of Expansion of the Secondary Sector of Trinidad and Tobago's Education System for Teacher Education: Defining the Problem


  • Teacher Education Curriculum,
  • Secondary School Teachers,
  • Educational Development,
  • Secondary Education,
  • Trinidad and Tobago


Many emergent nations are currently embroiled in the dynamics of what may well be termed 'the dilemma of independence'. Cutting loose from the colonial umbilical cord has forced a confrontation with the complications and exigencies of nation-building. Economic growth and the firm extablishment of these new societies are the beacons towards which national courses are being charted. In this connection, Harbison's thesis, which highlights the role of education in national development, argues that human resources are the 'wealth of nations', because true development means development of the people, not merely the development of the economy, implying education and the quality of it as the main link. (Haribson, 1973).