Appointment of Joel Warrican to the Rank of Professor
2015; and The Complete Caribbean Teacher: Literacy, published by Pearson International. This latter publication sold over 2000 copies.
In addition, he has published a number of individual and joint articles in refereed journals, including the prestigious Journal of Curriculum Studies (“Action research: A viable option for change”, 2006). His most recent article is a co-authored paper titled “Linguistic and cultural appropriations of an immigrant multilingual literacy teacher educator” in the journal Studying Teacher Education. He has also produced, individually and joint, several chapters in refereed edited books and handbooks. He is currently working on a major regional research project on factors that affect student achievement in the region, commissioned by the Caribbean Examinations Council and on a publication titled Acts of Survival: Combatting Educational Threats to the Sustainable Development of Small States in the Caribbean.
Professor Warrican has engaged in scholarly research as a consultant and has produced technical reports commissioned by regional governments and organizations such as the OAS, UNESCO, CIDA and USAID. His service to the University and to the region is also extensive and includes serving on several committees within the institution, to the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). Professor Warrican serves as the COL Chair (Open & Distance Learning) for The UWI. He now holds the title of Professor of Education (Language, Literacy and Cross-Linguistic Studies).