Jamaican Students Present Papers

jstudentsTwo students in the Master’s Degree Program in Supervision in Montego Bay, Jamaica, presented a session at the annual meeting of COPIS (Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision) October 13 at the University of Maine, Orono. Judith Moore’s presented “Instructional Effectiveness: Leveraging Partnerships to Improve Teaching and Learning in Jamaica.” Audley Gyles presented “Educational Reform in Jamaica: Leveraging Supervision to Transform Jamaican Education.”¬†The session was facilitated by Dr. Kathleen Jorissen, retired Associate Professor of Educational Leadership.

Blair Invited Speaker at Paulo Freire

EllieBlairDr. Ellie Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was invited to speak at Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Blair presented, “Jamaican Teachers and the Struggle to Redefine Teachers’ Work in the Shadow of Decolonization.”

Jamaican Program Graduate Transforms Rural School

Jennifer Gordon (2nd left, front row), a graduate of the Jamaican program made the Jamaican news on her efforts to transform a rural primary school in St. Andrew. Gordon is a WCU graduate who received her Bachelor of Education Degree in 2010. Read the full news story here: http://jis.gov.jm/principal-looks-transform-rural-st-andrew-primary-school/

Jamaica Student Conference Held

Jamaica Poster SessionThe undergraduate Jamaica students held a student-run conference on Friday, July 25th to showcase their projects. The students have been on campus in July for their final coursework for their degree programs. Students gave presentations, poster sessions, and hands-on demonstrations of their projects.

Dole publishes journal article on Jamaican women educators

Flag of JamaicaDr. Sharon Dole, professor of special education, published a research article, “Voices of Resilience: Successful Jamaican Women Educators” in the May issue of Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.

Students to spend spring break in service

Students in education and other majors are traveling to Jamaica for a service-oriented spring break. Among other activities, the group will deliver donated laptops to a rural school near Montego Bay. See the full article in The Reporter.