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Education Ministry to Provide Textbooks to Support National Standards Curriculum 70,000 Students to Benefit From Breakfast Programme Gov’t to Address Needs at Primary and Secondary Schools


The Ministry of Education Youth and Information seeks to improve the quality of the education offered to learners become more meaningful and practical. As a means of show casing this mission, the new National Standards Curriculum (NSC) is being developed to be implemented September in schools across Jamaica. Below are the framework of the NSC.


Jamaica on the cutting edge of Curriculum Design: The National Standards Curriculum (NSC) Mrs. Lena Buckle-Scott. Introduction. The Education System Transformation Programme (ESTP) has been working assiduously since 2009 to modernize Jamaica’s Education System in keeping with the 2004 Task Force Report on Education Reform.


Materials/Resources The curriculum allows for the use of a wide range of materials and resources - from materials made by pupils and teachers to computer software and the Internet, as well as resource persons. These may come from the national or local communities but may also include all categories of staff and the pupils themselves.


Work is far advanced to establish the new National Standards Curriculum, for the grades one to nine levels, which is to come into operation for the beginning of the 2016/17 school year. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Chief Education Officer at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Grace McLean said a team from the Ministry will soon be ...


curriculum for all students in Grades 7-9. Virtually all students in Grades 7-9 would have access to the same programme. The standard national curriculum would guarantee: the appropriate uniform level of knowledge in social subjects including language and arts, in mathematics and science. (…) There would be an introduction to practical work


UNDERSTANDING The NSC is a performance based curriculum which caters to wholistic needs of each child. It fosters the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social needs of each individual it will impact on. The STEM maps highlight the integration of Science, technology,


JIS: To continue the transformation of the education sector, the Government will fully implement the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for grades one to nine this year. The NSC has already been introduced to grades 1, 4, 7 and 9. The goal of the new curriculum is to improve the general academic performance, attitude and behaviour of students, which will redound to the positive shaping of the ...


CURRICULUM GUIDE – LANGUAGE ARTS Features of the Curriculum The curriculum is designed to be: • Responsive: developed in response to national goals and student needs, by teams of teachers, education officers and specialists (Jamaican and international consultants).


Grade 8 are expected to meet the grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades. This unit, entitled Health and Nutrition _ employs the Literature - Based Approach to provide the context for the exposure of students to the skills and concepts to be reinforced and/or developed.