Thursday, 25 July 2013

Rwanda curricula under review


Experts during Curricula review sessions

Curriculum specialists from Rwanda Education Board (REB) are reviewing existing curricula especially in Mathematics, English and Social Studies for Primary and Geography for Ordinary level in order to incorporate the missing pedagogical principles and approaches.

The pilot review exercise was organized by Handicap International as part of the “Inclusive Futures in Rwanda”, a 2 year project (2013-2014) funded through a partnership of the Governments of Rwanda and the United Kingdom (UK).

The project is under the Innovation funds for Education, an initiative of the Ministry of Education.

Since the reviewing activity requires expertise and technical know-how, the workshop gathered different educationalists, experts and specialists from MINEDUC and Rwanda Education Board.

Other experts were from the Kigali Institute of Education, representatives of National Council for People with Disabilities (NCPD), National Union of the Disability Organizations in Rwanda (NUDOR) and several head teachers.

According to UNESCO, in its essence, inclusion is based on the right of all learners to a quality and equitable education that meets their basic learning needs and understands the diversity of backgrounds and abilities as a learning opportunity.

In the learning context therefore, inclusion is “a process of addressing and responding to the diversity of needs of all learners through increasing participation in learning, cultures and communities, and reducing exclusion within and from education.

The Curriculum Department Head in REB Dr Joyce Musabe says that they hope to transform gradually the education system to fully include all students and provide them with quality education relevant to their individual needs from early childhood education right through higher education.

“With this spirit, we shall achieve the goals of ‘Education for All’ in our country,” said Musabe.


Rwanda curricula under review


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