lunes, 15 de septiembre de 2014

MINISTERIO DE EDUCACION DE BELIZE

 

CONTINUAMOS  con la Serie de educación latino americana.
Capitulo: MINISTERIOS Y SECRETARIAS DE EDUCACIÓN

Belize Education Sector Strategy 2011-2016

Improving access, quality and governance of education in Belize

Coat of Arms GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION,YOUTH AND SPORTS

To be implemented in the five school years 2011/2 to 2015/16

I think most people will agree with me that when it comes to the potential for improving our individual and collective lives, for forming better persons and better communities, for contributing to social and economic development there are no greater expectations of any other sector than of the education sector. Indeed it is for this reason that governments across the world invest heavily in education. In Belize, where we invest in excess of 25% of our national budget in the education sector, we are certainly no exception to this rule. Compared to Costa Rica, Cuba and Barbados, Belize is the biggest spender on education well above the international FTI benchmark of 20% of recurrent budget and remaining constant at around 6.5% of GDP over the last few years. Therefore, we are certainly at the high end of the education investment scale when we consider our education budget as a proportion of our economy. This signals the priority that the Government of Belize continues to give to the education sector.
Yet, even as we congratulate ourselves on our high standing in terms of how much we spend on education there is the simultaneous expectation, even the demand, that we should be spending more. But any honest discussion on how much we spend and how much more we may think we ought to be spending demands a sober reflection on what we are getting in return. Therefore, even as we champion education’s transformative potential, honesty demands that we question whether education is or has been truly transformative? ...And if so, for whom?
On several occasions in the past, I have made the point that many of the issues and challenges that faced us in the education sector twenty years ago remain with us today. Today we have almost 100 thousand students enrolled in our schools at all levels—almost twice what we had in 1990, we have almost 5,000 teachers—more than twice what we had in 1990, we have 541 schools—more than twice what we had in 1990 and yes, we are spending far more on education at 190million—almost five times what we were spending in 1990.

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