Sunday, November 28, 2010
REFORM OF PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATION IN BELIZE?
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF BELIZE NEEDS NEW PARADIGM FOR EDUCATION AT PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL
Since over 11,000 children have no primary school to go to in Belize at all. ( Sugar cane farmers just took the school building budget in their bankruptcy deal ) and the rest of the children in overcrowded schools need a different kind of education in Standard 5 and 6. This would be Grade 7 and 8 in Canada. Due to the fact VERY FEW children get to go to HIGH SCHOOL, it behooves our nation to reform our way of EDUCATION due to limitations of teacher training, school budgets available and inability of parents to afford higher education from low incomes in rural parts.
Concentration needs to be on the THREE R's. READING - RITING - and RITHMETIC.
In addition, considering that the new WORLD ORDER has now substituted the INTERNET and computers as learning and library teaching tools, then computers for Standard 6 are imperative. Where keyboard typing classes are taught with all fingers. Computer familiarity is also taught and most of all later in the year, HOW TO USE SEARCH ENGINES, to find subjects for higher learning. There are good coverage on the internet, a world library, with videos of learning, chat forums and specialty subjects. Better than any HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, or UNIVERSITY can teach in most hands on practical subjects. You would still if you can afford it, go to higher tertiary education for formal academics, and specialty stuff like complicated math and science. But most children in Belize will NEVER go higher than Standard 6 primary school. It behooves us to teach them, how to use the new technological tools, that will allow them to improve their lives and earning power, by using the internet at primary school level. MANDATORY SUBJECTS!
Posted by A Professional BEACH BUM retires in Belize! at 5:19 AM