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c/o Adult Education Unit, 51 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.
and Ministry of Education, Alexandra Street, St. Clair, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.
Tel. : 868-625-4091  Fax : 868-627-3359  Email : carcae@usa.net

HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT


1977 : Recognition of the need for a regional body on adult education

1978 : Formation of the Caribbean regional Council for Adult Education

1980 : Establishment of a Communications Centre (St. Lucia).

1981 : CARCAE and International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) co-   
               hosted an international seminar, during which representatives of the non-
               Spanish-speaking Caribbean met to discuss the proposed structure and
               functions of the regional body.

               Support from the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation for the   
               formation of National Adult Education Associations in the Caribbean.

               Launching of the first cycle of the Certificate course in Adult Education.

1983 : Formal incorporation of CARCAE and adoption of a Constitution.

               Formation of the Caribbean Participatory Research Network.

1986 : Meeting of the Second General Assembly in Trinidad and Tobago. At that
              Assembly, delegates undertook to review the Council's work and develop a   
              programme plan which formed the basis of CARCAE's current programme
              thrust.

1989 : Meeting of the Third General Assembly on Consultation on Adult
               Education in the Region in Georgetown, Guyana. The major plan of action   
               was devised for the next triennium.

1990 : Publication by CARCAE of a major study, "A Survey of Adult Education in   
              the Caribbean : Policy, Practice, Impacts and Projections".

1992 : Establishment of the International Literacy Support Service in the Caribbean
               (St. Lucia) for a period of two (2) years.

               Meeting of the Fourth General Assembly in Curacao. The nominee of the       
               Dutch Caribbean is elected as the CARCAE Chairperson.

1995 : Meeting of the Fifth General Assembly in Jamaica under the theme   
              "Strengthening the Family through Adult Education", and the publication of 
               a Manual, "Infusing Family Values in all aspects of Adult Education".

               Selection of Jamaica as the venue for the 1999 General Assembly of the
               International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) from 16-24 May, 1999.

1998 : Meeting of the Sixth General Assembly in Bridgetown, Barbados, with the
               theme, "Adult Education for Sustainable Development."

REGIONAL AGENDA

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