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The time has come for the Ministry of Education to pursue a new education agenda that requires
new objectives to meet the demands of the 21st century. The education curriculum must be revised
in light of the renewed vision for Guyana to achieve sustainable human and social development by
2020.
A new education curriculum must seriously take into consideration the socio-economic and
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Education must be an empowering tool in order to enable children and adults to be productive, to
engage in life-long learning, to solve problems and to be creative and successful. It should also
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encourage the citizens to live together with nature in peace and harmony.
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From this perspective, education should be in sync with the environment, the government’s green
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In order to meet these objectives, educators and teachers must reorient their thinking. A humanistic
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approach to education must become the new agenda in Guyana in order for children to embrace the
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ethical principles that should be the foundation for an integrated approach for organizational growth
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This type of learning process is needed for the acquisition of relevant knowledge, the development of
competencies and for service to the country and to humanity. V and V Variety store
A humanistic approach will take the debate on education beyond the narrow and outmoded realms of backs Hunte Dominoes...
economic development. However, it must emphasize as a central concern, the need for inclusion,  Dec 04, 2018
one that not only promotes equality of opportunity, but also fairness and equal access to the best
schools in the country.
Education must not only be about the acquisition of skills, knowledge and competencies, but also
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It should be an imperative for social harmony in our diverse culture. Given the social quagmire that
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exists in society, educators must recognize that the only way out of this dilemma is to ensure that
education should be based on sound ethical values that embrace the principles that transcend the
boundaries of religion, ethnicity, status and race.
An integrated approach to education is needed to help children understand the country’s social, RHTYSC Cricket Teams
economic, cultural and civic responsibilities as well as sustainable development and environmental to host 4th Annual
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This implies that the education curriculum must be reorganized to train students in the field of  Dec 04, 2018

agriculture and not only as lawyers, doctors, engineers, accountants, and bankers. However, this
would require a holistic approach to education and learning that goes beyond the traditional notions
of cognitive, examinations and affective development. Education Department
It will also require educators to shift their focus from measurement of learning to more holistic Region Four and
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assessment frameworks above and beyond the traditional domains of academia. However, this will
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not happen if emphasis continues to be placed solely on examinations which are designed for the
sole purpose of exclusion and the perpetuation of a class differential.
Education should not be equated with the passing of cognitive based exams, but rather from a much
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broader perspective; one that recognizes that human development which is holistic in nature must be Windies team is in his...
included in a new educational curriculum.  Dec 04, 2018
A humanistic approach to education seems to be the only way in which schools can prepare our
youths to be good, decent human beings and law-abiding citizens. When children are educated and
are encouraged to realize their maximum human potential, they will add value to society and to
economic and human development of the country.
In this way there is no room for the education system to certify persons as failures, since education is
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