Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island Republic in the Caribbean which was a British colony until 1962, inherited a system of education with prescribed school subjects such as English Language, English Literature, History, Mathematics and Science. This study investigated the emergence a new school subject, Social Studies, on the national curriculum in Trinidad and Tobago during that nation’s immediate post-independence era. The main objectives of the study were to investigate the nature of the decision-making that catapulted the emergence of
the new school subject and the experiences of participants who were involved in its development.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0149
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada