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Caribbean Journal of Education

Reengineering the Primary Curriculum in Jamaica Improving Effectiveness

Publication Date: 
September 1997

Education, like any other process, experiences pressures at various times that require shifts in one or more aspects of the process. In Jamaica, dissatisfaction on the part of educators and stakeholder groups with the product from the primary level of the education system has resulted in pressure on the system to change. The major areas of concern are the rigid discipline-based approach to the curriculum as well as the highly didactic pedagogical strategies used to deliver the curriculum.

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