type of education. This means we make optimum use of our languages to improve the success of all students in elementary and secondary education.
Age 4 to 20
Develop a child-centered curriculum with self-learning technology that results in students who exhibit patriotism, critical thinking, teamwork, social/emotional-, entrepreneurial-, and technological skills, and ethics: moral and spiritual values.
Expect each student to graduate from secondary school prepared with a basic education required to sustain self and the community of Curaçao and either
ready to go to work at a job needed on Curaçao,
go to higher (vocational) education, or
go to university.
This will require dramatic dropout prevention programs. High performance standards will be used for promotion at all grade levels and as a requirement for graduation. The business community will form an advisory council to describe the competencies needed.
Improve the quality of our teachers and evaluate them on a performance basis.
Increase the school hours and synchronize school hours with work hours.
Increase communication and cooperation between parents and teachers that leads to a School Board and Parent Association Policy.
Maintain respect for the individual student and create a desire to learn in each student by teaching the individual in the style he/she can learn in.
Enforce the compulsory attendance law through age 15.
Create a total art, cultural and music curriculum at every grade level available to every student.
Encourage businesses to be directly involved in supporting education and individual students.
Concentrate on the education of our young men.
Make guidance available for teachers to be able to deal with social/emotional problems of their students and provide administrative support required to maintain discipline which is applied with love and respect.
Provide health education, physical education, informal education opportunities, and sports opportunities for all students.
Create sufficient educational opportunities for the mentally and physically challenged.
Provide equal opportunities for every student.
Create partnerships within the Caribbean region to enhance education.
Human resources & life-long learning
Provide skills training necessary to create value-added jobs, train the current workforce and train the unemployed. A business advisory council will describe the competencies needed.
Provide continuous opportunity for inhabitants to develop personally.
Higher education, college and university
Produce more motivated teachers to improve the quality of the school system.
Create a comprehensive higher education system by increasing the delivery of a 1 to 2 year technical/vocational degree, 4 year degree and graduate programs in Curaçao.
Require high performance standards for admittance and graduation.