Issues and Perspectives in Early Childhood Development and Education in Caribbean Countries was published by Caribbean Educational Publishers (2003) Ltd. This publication was edited by Caribbean experts in the field of Early Childhood Development, Dr. Carol Logie, Administrative Director of The University of the West Indies Family Development and Children’s Research Centre and Lecturer at the School of Education, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago together with Professor Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Adjunct Professor of Teaching and Leadership in the School of Education at Syracuse University; and a Research Scientist at the Family Development and Children’s Research Centre at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
The volume, Childrearing Practices in the Caribbean: Lessons and Implications from a National Study in Trinidad and Tobago, edited by Dr. Carol Logie (UWI) and Dr. Jaipaul L. Roopnarine (Syracuse University), was recently launched at The UWI-Family Development Centre (FDC) in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. The publication analysed findings from The UWI-Family Development Centre (FDC) landmark national study in Trinidad and Tobago (1504 families from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds) that focused on the most important assets in any society—children and families. Nobel Laurates, policy experts, economists, and social scientists have pointed to the importance of investing in families and children and the potential economic and social returns (e.g., stable communities) to society from such investment.