The Junior College System of Belize

  • Olda Hoare
  • Donald A. Dellow

Those interested in the 2-year college movement around the world will find the junior college movement in Belize to be an interesting study. Nowhere else, to our knowledge, have 2-year colleges, called junior colleges, had a longer history than the country's national university. And, interestingly, in a country with a long history of British influence on public education, the junior colleges of Belize are modeled on the American junior/community college model! In this chapter, we will attempt to provide a contemporary snapshot of the structure, mission, academic programming, and current issues of the Belizean junior colleges, acknowledging that the impact of globalization is changing them significantly as we write.

Keywords

Sugar Income Germinate Marketing Social Stratification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olda Hoare
  • Donald A. Dellow
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  1. 1.University of South FloridaTampaFlorida

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