Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.


Since the islands fell under British rule, the British Virgin Islands High School has invoked strict education standards. Consequently, the curriculum prohibits creativity, does not properly accommodate learning handicaps, and does not provide students with a suitable technological background. Through interviews, investigations and pupil-teaching, this project has addressed all of these problems mentioned as well [as] developed a textbook that will modernize teaching in the British Virgin Islands High School. The investigation into the school's curriculum were made through test assessments, pupil interaction with technologies, including computer hardware and software, and calculators. Working with students in and out of the academic environment helped us to adapt to the customs of the island. All of these allowed us to properly assess the dynamics of the school, as well as the motivation of the teachers and students. Recommendations were made based on teachers' opinions as well as these assessments.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering