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Reflections from the Caribbean

Oliver Mills is a former lecturer in education at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus. He is a past Permanent Secretary in Education with the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.


In this article titled "Some Thoughts On The Gentleman Teacher" he offers some insights on the attributes of a transforming, helpful and an exemplary teacher. Of course, the "gentlemen" is not used as a sexist term, but rather refers to all teachers.


He makes these observations through the lenses of Eastern education philosophies and practices. Oliver makes the point that often in the Caribbean, they are are too beholden to the ideas of the West, something which we are perhaps equally guilty of in our part of the world.


He concludes by saying "the gentleman teacher is a member of a noble enterprise should be the spur that inspires him/her to be a representative of the ethical nature of the teaching profession, and how it positively impacts lives for the better".


To read this full article, use this link below.





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