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Friday, February 23, 2007 

Education Reforms and Content Delivery in Puerto-Rico: Riding the Waves of Change
One of my views regarding education reforms is that before all, any attempt to overhaul a system within this body, should pay close attentions to ensure that recruitment and quality of teaching are reflective of effective preparation and training practices.
And due to the growing and challenging conditions that confront this discipline, we have been observing over the last decades or so, of a clear trend where the integration of new educational goals and standards have to strongly measure and assess the contemporary demands that comes with change and transformational dynamics in societies.

Whether in terms of programmatic approaches to tackle and engage innovative teaching methods, this praxis calls for the development and implementation of various scenarios as to better understand the student-teacher relationships, and ways to channel, manage and strengthen knowledge transfer.
As a matter of fact, these issues draw upon the role of effective evidence-based policy to carefully weigh the impacts and systemic consequences that come with certain administrative reforms, and curriculum development, in order to stand the test of time.
In this regard, one example to follow or rather look into, is this initiative set in motion by the government in Puerto-Rico to address teachers’ training/recruitment, and the regulations needed to incorporate the development of curriculum to promote the mantra of Universal Access to Education in public schools. More >>>

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Related Link(s):

Q&A with Dr. Barbara Joseph - Some Reflections about the State of Education, Literacy and National Development in Trinidad and Tobago

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