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    The Jamaica Observer Rural principals for conference in Cuba Observer Reporter Saturday, February 01, 2003 THIRTEEN principals from rural schools have been
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      The Jamaica Observer
      Rural principals for conference in Cuba

      Observer Reporter
      Saturday, February 01, 2003

      THIRTEEN principals from rural schools have been selected
      to attend an international education conference in Cuba
      from February 2 to 8.

      Project manager for the Jamaica All-age Schools Project
      (JAASP), Patricia Johnson, said the main objective of the
      conference was to expose the principals to another
      education system within the Caribbean region, and to see
      what lessons could be integrated into the Jamaican system.

      The teachers are expected to examine the theme,
      "Instructional Leadership and Supervision".

      Johnson said the teachers would also pay special attention
      "to what is happening in the area of literacy development,
      share best practices with their Caribbean colleagues and
      benefit from the system there".

      The 13 who will make the week-long trip to Cuba include:

      * Rose Green of Crayton All-Age in St Andrew;

      * Veronica Gilroy Watson, Pennlyne Castle All-Age in St
      Andrew;

      * Evette Kirkland, Bloomfield All-Age in Portland;

      * Sylvia Savizon, Comfort Castle Primary and Junior High
      in Portland;

      * Verniece Downer, Rock Hall All-Age in Portland;

      * Inez Hawthorne, Mount Waddy All-Age in St Ann;

      * Cynthia Cunningham, Alderton All-Age in St Ann;

      * Alton Bennett, Askenish All-Age in Hanover;

      * David Robinson, Chambers Pen All-Age in Hanover;

      * Imogene Robinson, Ginger Hill All-Age in St Elizabeth;

      * Marva Edwards, Nightingale All-Age in St Elizabeth;

      * Zebulah Aiken, Mount Prospect All-Age in Clarendon; and

      * Joylet Montaque, Mount Liberty All-Age in Clarendon.

      According to Johnson, since 2000 there have been links
      with the United Kingdom in different areas, including
      special education, literacy development, planning,
      school/community relation, and guidance counselling.

      She added that conferences in the UK have been attended by
      officers from the Special Education Unit in the Ministry
      of Education, Youth and Culture, lecturers from teachers'
      colleges, senior teachers from the School of Hope,
      regional directors, education officers, community
      relations officers and guidance counsellors.
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