About the Authors
Bradley Niles has been Head of the School of Continuing Studies, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill, for 21 years. In 1990, he initiated a major transformation in prison education reform at the Barbados Prison, and recently introduced university-level programmes for the inmates. He has been instrumental in raising the level of awareness of adult and continuing education in Barbados, and has linked the university to the wider community by various programmes and interfacing the research interest of the university with the wider community. Dr. Niles is a Justice of the Peace and honorary Chaplin of UWI, as well as the Life Patron of the Barbados Youth Development Council, the umbrella body of youth organisations in Barbados. His research interests are in the areas of Continuing Education and Prison Education.
Ayodeji Bernard is a postgraduate student of the Department of Government, UWI, Mona., doing a M.Sc. in Political Theory and Comparative Politics. Her main interests are in the areas of minority groups and the problems they face, Africa and African Diaspora studies, and regional integration and international relations. She has worked with the UNESCO Kingston Office on two projects: “Changing the Culture of the Classroom to Promote Non-Violence,” and the “Education for All in the Caribbean” Programme.