Primary schools work on improvement plans

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: With schools set to re-open in a few weeks’ time, the men and women responsible for our children’s education are spending these last few weeks of vacation conferring about the way forward for education in Belize.Dr. Neulin

54 schools which form part of the Quality Child Friendly School Initiative of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports are this week meeting in Belize City to formulate their checklists for better schools in the next few years.

The schools from Cayo and Belize Districts met at Pallotti High School to conduct self-assessment and work on the resulting improvement plans. The Ministry’s Dr. Neulin Villanueva, policy researcher and planner in the Policy and Planning Unit, says the plans cover many aspects of schooling from behaviour of children to curriculum development.

As for implementation, Dr. Villanueva told us it should take between 1 to 3 years depending on the type of reforms needed.

The program will be rolled out to all schools countrywide.  Also in this month there are the annual Continuing Professional Development workshops held countrywide.

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