Haiti Education Curriculum

For Viable and Sustainable Education in Haiti

Haiti Curriculum De L’Ecole Fondamentale

Nous présentons ici en version digitale le Programme détaillé de L’Ecole Fondamentale tel qu’il a été développé par l’Institut Pédagogique National au sein du Ministère de l’Education National d’Haïti.

Le document suivant présente les objectifs spécifiques, contenus, suggestion d’activités et évaluations pour les matière suivantes : Créole, Français, Mathématiques, Science Sociales, and  Sciences Expérimentales.

Le Programme détaillé est un instrument de référence essentiel pour tous les professeurs et agents du système éducatif car c’est à partir de ces objectifs que la préparation des séquences d’apprentissage peut se mettre en œuvre.

Nous rappelons que les principaux objectifs de l’Ecole Fondamentale sont :

  1. Assimiler des connaissances générales, scientifiques et techniques en vue de développer ses capacités d’apprentissage et d’adaptation aux nouveaux domaines d’études.
  2. Maitriser les instruments essentiels de communication de base tels que l’expression orale et écrite, le calcul, le dessin, etc…
  3. Développer les facultés d’observation scientifique, d’analyse, de synthèse ainsi que l’esprit critique et le sens de l’initiative.
  4. Favoriser des attitudes et comportements positifs vis-à-vis du changement de l’environnement et du développement socio-économiques.
  5. Se familiariser avec le monde du travail et se préparer à la vie active.
  6. S’imprégner de valeurs morales, sociales et spirituelles élevées.

Regional Teacher Conference

The Rubicon Educational Foundation will host its first Regional Teacher Conference in Haiti  At Lycée Alexandre Pétion, Port-au-Prince.  Schools from across Haiti have been invited to attend this two day workshop February 26th and 27th with a focus on teaching best practices and topics including the power of collaboration, curriculum design, project based learning  and any number of requested topics.

Déveloper Leur Pratiques Pédagogiques

Comment les enseignants d’Haïti peuvent développer leur pratiques pédagogiques, une conversation avec Yverose Midy-Placide, éducatrice mondial. (How teachers in Haiti can develop their pedagogical practices, a conversation with Yversose Midy-Placide, global educator.)

Education in Haiti

When the Rubicon team first visited Haiti in 2010 to see how the Rubicon Educational Foundation might best support schools recover from the earthquake two needs emerged: the need for professional development for teachers and support for literacy programs.  Research on the education system in Haiti helped set the direction for the Foundation’s work.  Here are some of the things we learned.

The founders of Haiti’s first constitution in 1805 states “… Free Education for all” and the Constitution of 1987 in Article 32 “…guarantees the right to Education”; however, Haiti’s literacy rate at 52.9 %, remains one of the lowest in the world. The Ministry of Education, due to financial limitations, has not been able to fulfill this obligation and the regulation of schools has been disorganized. This means that anyone can open a school at any level of education, recruit students and hire teachers, without having to meet minimum standards.  Income inequalities have also led to sharp disparities among the regions and social classes of the nation. As a result, 80% of the students attend private schools, despite the economic burden it creates for families.

The January 2010 earthquake placed an already deficient system faced with years of mismanagement, poor physical conditions, and limited number of qualified teachers into an indeterminate state. It is estimated that nearly 1.3 million children under the age of 18 were affected directly or indirectly by this catastrophe and had their schooling disrupted or halted.

There is hope that a sustainable education system will emerge in the future.  The Rubicon International Foundation is committed to creating educational opportunities for children whose access has been severely limited or affected by crisis.

Perspectives Sur L’Education en Haiti

Perspectives sur l’éducation en Haïti, obstacles, défis et opportunités, une conversation avec Yverose Midy-Placide, éducatrice mondial. (Perspectives on education in Haiti, obstacles, challenges and opportunities, a conversation with Yverose Midy-Placide, a global educator.)