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Adult Education Teachers attend one-week Workshop

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A one-week workshop geared at training adult education teachers got underway this week.{{more}}

The workshop, which is being held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conference room, is expected to make adult education teachers more effective in their programmes in the various aspects of adult education.

The workshop, which is organized by the Ministry of Education, is being conducted by retired University of the West Indies Lecturer Dr. Leonard Bernard, with contributions from Dr Veronica Marks, Yonnette Belmar, among others.

During Monday’s opening ceremony, Director of Adult and Continuing Education Frances Clarke Palmer said that she expects to see students staying in the country’s adult education programmes longer, as a result of the improved presentations that should be made in classrooms by participants of the workshop.

She also said that she expected the educators to function at a much higher level at the end of the course.

Also addressing the opening was Deputy Chief Education Officer Beverly Neptune who urged the educators that when they are in the classrooms they are to remember to teach the adults as adults and not as children.

Persons who complete the training will receive a certificate of participation.(JJ)

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