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CXC CAPE
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MODULE 1: CARIBBEAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Students should be able to:

2. analyse the impact of the historical process in Caribbean society and culture;

8. analyse how the global community and Caribbean society impact each other.

CONTENT

2. The Historical Process

(e) Movements toward independence: (i) political enfranchisement;
     (ii) adult suffrage;
     (iii) internal self-government;
     (iv) economic enfranchisement;
     (v) entrepreneurial activities, including shopkeeping and savings societies.

8. Caribbean-Global Interactions

(a) Caribbean influences on extra-regional countries.

(b) Influences of extra-regional societies on the Caribbean:

MODULE 2: ISSUES IN CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Students should be able to:

1. describe the concepts of development and the indicators used to measure development;

3. assess the ways in which globalisation affects development in the region;

4. explain the ways in which the evolution of the integration movement in the Caribbean has influenced development in the region;

CONTENT

1. Concepts and Indicators of Development
     (a) Concepts:
          (i) sustainable development;
          (ii) economic development;
          (iii) human development.
     (b) Indicators:
          (i) Gross Domestic Product (GDP);
          (ii) Gross National Product (GNP);
          (iii) per capita;
          (iv) Gini coefficient;
          (v) Human Development Index (HDI);
          (vi) productivity;
          (vii) Internet penetration;
          (viii) modern technology;
          (ix) good governance;
          (x) responsible environmental factors.

3. Globalisation and Development
     (a) Definition and Forms of Globalisation.
     (b) Facilitators of globalisation and development, for example:
         (i) World Trade Organisation (WTO);
         (ii) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA);
         (iii) International Monetary Fund (IMF);
         (iv) World Bank;
         (v) transnational organisations;
         (vi) technology;
         (vii) ideologies: social, gender, economic, political.

4. The Integration Movement
     (a) The Evolution of:
           (i) West Indies Federation (WIF);
          (ii) Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA);
          (iii) The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM);
          (iv) Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS);
          (v) Association of Caribbean States (ACS).
     (b) Achievements and challenges of the following:
          (i) The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM);
          (ii) The University of the West Indies (UWI);
          (iii) Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC);
          (iv) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB);
          (v) Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC);
          (vi) CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME);
          (vii) Regional Security System (RSS);
          (viii) Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Sources
Caribbean Examinations Council. 2014. CAPE Caribbean Studies Syllabus Effective for examinations from May–June 2013 Retrieved from http://www.cxc.org
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