Gov’t invites curriculum feedback

The Ministry of Education is seeking public input via an online questionnaire on its proposed reforms to the education system.

The taskforce charged with the review of the entire National Curriculum has produced a draft proposal, which charts the way forward for delivering the highest possible standard of education to Cayman’s young learners, said a press release from the Ministry.

The proposal is now online and the Ministry is asking for feedback from all corners of the community via a questionnaire, which can be found online at www.brighterfutures.gov.ky/curriculum or obtained as hard copy by calling 945-9308.

The document proposes a set of aims and guiding principles for the development of a new curriculum for schools in the Cayman Islands.

‘We have chosen an inclusive approach again, as collective wisdom has proven to be a potent instrument of change for us,’ said Education Minister Alden McLaughlin. ‘This document will remain a draft until popular public opinion has been sought, heard and considered.’

He added, ‘There is virtually no sector of society who is not touched by the implications of the national curriculum, so I implore everyone who can to take a few moments to tell us what they think.’

The proposal is the work of the taskforce appointed after the national education conference to plan and implement one of the 10 strategies identified as necessary for change. Strategy 2 pertains to the development of a new National Curriculum for the Cayman Islands. The document is the result of extensive research and discussion undertaken by the 16-member taskforce, which is headed by the Chief Inspector of Schools, Helena McVeigh, and comprises a diverse professional representation from varied sectors of the education system.

To read the draft proposal for the overview, aims and guiding principles for a new curriculum for schools in the Cayman Islands, and give your feedback by taking part in the online questionnaire, visit www.brighterfutures.gov.ky/curriculum. Alternatively, you can also participate by requesting hard copies of both by calling 945-9308.

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