(E)-ducation in St. Lucia: Myth or Reality? Dr. Gale Rigobert
Dr. Gale T.C. Rigobert
Institute of International Relations (IIR)
The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
Abstract: There is an ongoing debate on the economic viability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the emerging e-economy. The centrality of ICTs in the current development discourse, suggests that countries have little choice but to embrace ICTs as a pivotal element in their development strategy. As St. Lucia seeks to diversify its economy away from agriculture to a service-based economy, it has become necessary to equip the next generation with the requisite e-skills to help propel that country into the e-age. The paper interrogates the socio-economic implications of the relatively slow uptake of ICTs in secondary schools on the island.
Keywords: ICTs; Information communications technologies; Caribbean; St. Lucia; (e)-ducation; Development; SIDS; Small island developing states.
Citation: Rigobert, G.T.C. (2010), "(E)‐ducation in St. Lucia: Myth or reality?", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/20425945201000003