Research study under way

The University of the West Indies is undertaking a regional research study at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of the education systems.

The goal of the study is to explore the ways in which socializing agents such as the school and home contribute to the construction of a culture of violence, as well as how students’ and teachers’ perceptions of violence impact various aspects of schooling, said a GIS press release.

With funding received through a Japan Women in Development Fund administered by the United Nations Development Programme in Jamaica, the project is being coordinated by the UWI’s Centre for Gender and Development Studies.

The Cayman Islands, along with Guyana and Dominica, will be the countries participating in this regional research project.

Supporting this project, the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture and the Ministry of Health and Human Services would like to inform the public and persons attending or working in educational institutions that data collection in Grand Cayman will occur in various public and private schools from now to December.

For further information on this project, contact the data collector for the Cayman Islands, Tammy Ebanks Bishop at 949-0006 or via email at [email protected] or alternatively the Project Coordinator, Althea Perkins at [email protected]