The Caribbean region consists of islands and coasts surrounding the Caribbean Sea. It has a Christian community. Other religions such as Islam, Buddhism, and Rastafarianism also exist. The official languages in the region include Dutch, English, and Spanish. Over the years, the Caribbean region has experienced transformation in the education sector. They have so far attained a Universal Primary, secondary, and tertiary education system.

Need for Teaching Support programs

According to a report published by the Caribbean Examination Council website, only 21% of the candidates who sat for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) in 2009 achieved acceptable grades in five or more subjects. The low performance prompted the need for teaching support programs. One of the support programs is supplementing the old teaching methods with new ones. Schools are getting digital gadgets to make teaching enjoyable.

Training Teachers

Another teaching support program involves training of teachers. Untrained teachers have contributed to the degradation of education in the Caribbean region. Some of these teacher training programs get their funds from World Bank. Apart from training, teachers are also appreciated to work harder. They get motivations in the form of awards and allowances.

More Funding

Programs which support teaching in the Caribbean region involve pumping in more funds. World Bank has been vital in providing money to help both teachers and learners. The money is also for construction of ultra-modern education complexes. Equipping schools with latest Information Technology gadgets is one of such programs.

Exchange Forums and Scholarships

Another program which supports teaching in the Caribbean is the exchange programs. Bright students get a scholarship to proceed with further studies.

To sum up, there are many teaching support programs in the Caribbean region. These programs aim to improve the standard of education. The ultimate goal is to reach international education standards.