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

By Anne R. Hickling-Hudson

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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

Topics: 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education, Caribbean graduates from Cuban universities, Cuban scholarships, the Cuban degree, ‘Work, Study and Research’, Returning home to work, globalization, Higher Education, regional development, HERN
Publisher: Palgrave Mcmillan
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1057/9781137014634_7
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:58456
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