Geogetown: Guyana. Minstry of Education, 2009. 6 p. (36 p.)
Guyana. Ministry of Education,UNESCO-IBE
Draft version
This document is part of a set of manuals to provide teachers with an integrated and consistent approach to the application of values education, and to develop a Life Skills, Health and Family Life Education, Guidance and Citizenship curriculum using the five themes of: Education, Family, Health, Human Right and Human Sexuality (from grade 1 to grade 6). This document is an appraisal by IBE.
"Life Skills, Health & Family Life and Citizenship Education, Curriculum Guide for Level 3, Draft" is a guide edited by the Ministry of Education of Guyana in collaboration with UNICEF in 2002. It is a draft document to support the teaching and learning of this critical area of the curriculum. This document can serve as a focal point for departmental and regional sub-committee meetings, where methodologies and strategies for both teaching and assessing are deliberated on. It has a direct focus on an integrated approach to curriculum delivery, in which the teacher is not unduly restricted by the subject content. The list of references should provide teachers with the relevant background for curriculum planning. The document has 3 Units, each one divided into parts about education, family, health, human rights and human sexuality. Unit 1, All About Me, is about (i) Friendship; (ii) Myself/Who am I; (iii) Leisure and Hobbies; (iv) Right to a Name; and (v) Gender Relationships. Unit 2, The Family, tackles the topics like (vi) Problem Solving; (vii) Relation0ships at home with family members; (viii) Relationships outside of the family; (ix) Appropriate Eating Habits; (x) The Elderly; and (xi) Role Models. Finally, Unit 3, All About Me, is about (xii) Decent and indecent Language; (xiii) Religious values of the Family; (xvi) Food and Value and Myths; (xv) Human Rights; (xvi) Respecting Cultures; and (xvii) Stages of Growth.
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