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MoECST launches tertiary teacher training curriculum reform working group in Belize

Pro-Tempore Tertiary Teacher Training Curriculum Reform Working Group (3)

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2023. 5:23 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology (MoECST) has announced the establishment of the Tertiary Teacher Training Curriculum Reform Working Group. This pro-tempore group, composed of representatives from all teacher training institutions across the country, is set to shift the focus toward competency-based education.

The group’s primary objectives are to review, reform, and standardize existing teacher training programs, formulate recommendations for teacher educator training, and implement articulation protocols between secondary and tertiary education levels. Chaired by Dr. Hon. Louis Zabaneh, Minister of State in the MoECST, the working group includes prominent educators, curriculum consultants, and education officers.

The members of the Working Group include:

  • Dr. Eve Aird, Provost of Galen University
  • Rosali Cruz, Teacher Educator, Corozal Junior College
  • Dr. Karen Martinez, Dean of Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College
  • Rebecca Henriquez, Teacher Educator, Belize Adventist Junior College
  • Thisbe Lucas-Usher, Dean of the University of Belize
  • Miriam Paz, Head Itinerary Resource Officer, Primary Curriculum Pilot Project
  • Juliet Moguel, Teacher Educator, Sacred Heart Junior College
  • Hon. Elena Smith, Senator, President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union
  • Consuelo Godfrey, Director of Teacher Training, Pathlight
  • Dr. Cynthia Thompson, Chair, Belize Board of Teacher Education
  • Dr. Priscilla Brown, Curriculum Consultant
  • Dr. Mathias Vairez, Curriculum Consultant
  • Natasha Mantock, Education Consultant, UNICEF

The Working Group Secretariat includes:

  • Cecilia Ramirez-Smith, Deputy Chief Education Officer
  • Shanine Campbell, Education Officer, Curriculum and Assessment Unit
  • Jeannie Garbutt-Franklin, Director of the Teacher Education Unit

The group’s endeavor to transform Belize’s education system through curriculum reform is scheduled to conclude by August 2023.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin J. Chen

Communications and Public Relations Officer,

Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology

(501) 828-8004 or (501) 613-1092

[email protected]


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