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Constitutional & Legal Foundations

In the 1980s, Grenada's education system was deficient in meeting the basic needs of the country. In 1987 it did not produce workers with vocational and administrative skills required of a developing economy. Areas deficient were: training in electricity, electronics, plumbing, welding, construction, and other technical skills.

The People's Revolutionary Government (PRG), which lasted from 1979-1983, made education reform a pillar platform. The leader, Maurice Bishop, initiated and implemented programs to move the curriculum away from the British Model, which was implemented during Grenada's membership to the British Empire from 1784 until its independence in 1974. The goal was to tailor the educational system to meet the needs of the Grenadian society; however, this program was unsuccessful. One problem with the PRG's reform program was that teachers were asked both to instruct students and to attend PRG seminars. The strong political overtones of this attempted reform alienated many teachers and prompted them to drop out of the program. A return to the British school system model was enacted in 1984.

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