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Name: Mrs. Valerie Been
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Address: Passley Gardens
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EDUCATION FOR ALL ASSESSMENT 2000
Jamaica
COUNTRY REPORT

Ministry of Education & Culture,
2 National Heroes Circle, Kingston 4
September 1999.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1 - Descriptive Sections

1. Education For All – Goals & Targets

    1. Early childhood care development
    2. Universal access to, and completion of basic education by year 2000
    3. Improvement in learning achievement
    4. Reduction of adult literacy rate, especially the disparity between male  and female illiteracy rates
    5. Expansion of basic education and training in other essential skills required by youth and adults
    6. Increased acquisition by individuals and families of the knowledge, skills and values required for better living, made available through education, channels

2. EFA strategy and/or plan of action

    1. Early childhood care and development9
    2. Basic education
    3. Improvement in Learning Achievements – Plan of Action

    4. Reduction of the Adult Literacy Rate
    5. Training in Essential Skills
    6. Education for Better Living

3. EFA decision-making and management

4. Co-operation in EFA

5. Investment in EFA since 1990

Part 11 – Analytic Sections

6. Progress toward goals and targets

     Indicators

Training In Essential Skills

Education For Better Living

7. Effectiveness of the EFA strategy, plan and programmes

8.Main problems encountered and anticipated

9. Public awareness, political will and national capabilities

10. General assessment of the progress

Part 111 – Prospects

11. Policy Directions for the Future