Haiti – Education: Creation of the Textbook and Teaching Material Commission



Haiti – Education: Creation of the Textbook and Teaching Material Commission
25/04/2022 09:29:12

Haiti - Education: Creation of the Textbook and Teaching Material Commission

On Friday, April 22, 2022, on the sidelines of the book festival at the Holy Trinity School of the Episcopal Church (Port-au-Prince), Nesmy Manigat, the Minister of National Education present at this celebration, issued a circular to establish the Ministerial Commission on Textbooks and School Teaching Materials.

The main mandate of this Commission is to develop a national policy on textbooks and teaching materials.

Among other points of his mandate, he assures, together with the National Scientific and Curricular Commission (CNSC), that the curriculum and textbooks do not reproduce patterns of social inequality in school. It also ensures the equitable allocation of resources to finance the implementation of the national policy on school materials and teaching materials.

Circular creating the ministerial commission for textbooks and teaching materials:

“The Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training informs the general public, publishers and authors of textbooks, in particular, of the creation of the Ministerial Commission for textbooks and teaching materials.

Terms of reference of the Commission:

  • Develop a national policy on textbooks and teaching materials;
  • Evaluate textbooks and teaching materials for accreditation;
  • Ensure the application of the laws and conventions in force in this area, in particular respect for copyright, and all other ethical standards in their development;
  • Work together with the private and associative sectors of the book professions with a view to the application of the national policy of textbooks and teaching materials;
  • Define the mandate of each actor in the implementation of the national policy of textbooks and teaching materials;
  • Collaborate with the National Scientific and Curricular Commission (CNSC) to ensure the compatibility of textbooks and teaching materials with the curriculum;
  • Ensure the equitable allocation of resources to finance the implementation of the national school materials and materials policy. teaching (endowment grant, loan of textbooks and teaching materials, etc.);
  • Ensure in conjunction with the CNSC that the curriculum and textbooks do not reproduce patterns of social inequality in school such as: linguistic, cultural, religious discrimination, discrimination on the grounds of disability, gender violence. historical distortion or omission, etc .;
  • Propose, in consultation with the National Office of the Association for Education (ONAPE) and the National Education Fund (FNE), mechanisms for financing the National Policy for textbooks and teaching materials.

Members of the Commission:

  • A representative of the Department of Curriculum and Quality (DCQ) who coordinates it;
  • A representative of the Office of Early Childhood Education (BUGEP);
  • A representative of the Department of Basic Education (DEF);
  • A representative of the Department of Secondary Education (DES); \
  • A representative of the Department of Training and Development (DFP);
  • A representative of the National Institute of Vocational Training (INFP).

The following is added for consultation:

    A representative of the General Directorate of the MENFP;
    A representative of the Ministry;
    A representative of the General Coordination of the Teaching and Quality Pole (CG PEQ).

The Commission has two years to carry out its mandate. »

HL / HaitiLibre

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