HFLE in Caribbean schools: New approaches, prospects and challenges

Programme Reports & Evaluations
32 p.

This report consists of a presentation of health and family life education (HFLE) policies and programmes in Carribean. The process of upscaling HFLE across the Caribbean has been a complicated one, utilizing diverse resources and requiring significant dialogue, networking and cooperation between numerous stakeholders. Significant achievements to date have been: - the movement of the HFLE curriculum from information based to life-skills based; - the development and dissemination of the HFLE skills based Regional Curriculum framework; - the delivery of HFLE in public schools in the Eastern Caribbean from senior primary through to the 3rd year of secondary schools; - greater receptivity to the use of interactive methodologies in classrooms; - sensitization of national education systems to the importance of life skills based HFLE; - the teaching of HFLE in at least 75 percent of teacher colleges; - HFLE being offered as an option for the University of West Indies; - the availability of a summer training programme for teachers on HFLE at the UWI.

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