Jamaica born Professor Barbara Bailey has been selected as the recipient of the ninth CARICOM Triennial Award for Women, 2008.This award is the latest in the many highlights of the sparkling career 30+ year long career as a researcher and writer, the majority of her work focuses on gender and educational issues and she has been a part of the University of the West Indies for 28 years.
About Professor Bailey
Barbara Bailey is Professor and Regional Coordinator of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS), University of the West Indies (UWI). She was formerly specialist Lecturer in Curriculum Studies in the School of Education, UWI, Mona, Jamaica. Professor Bailey’s recent teaching and research focus has been on Gender and Education Studies, with particular emphasis on the relationship of educational outputs to outcomes in the economic, social and political spheres for both genders. She has published several related articles, including “Gender and Education in Jamaica: What About the Boys?”, published in the UNESCO monograph series, Education for All in the Caribbean: Assessment 2000 Professor Bailey has been part of the International Women’s Movement for the past two decades, participating in several related fora, including (as part of Jamaica’s delegation) the 3rd World Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, the 4th World Conference in Beijing, China and the 2000 Beijing +5 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.