The Haitian state’s investments in public education have dwindled steadily over the last thirty years. Primary, secondary and higher education has increasingly been taken over by the private sector, churches and NGOs. This situation makes control of the programs difficult and prevents the standardization of a unified, state approved curriculum. The laboratory will examine the history and functioning of –primary, secondary, and university education in Haiti, the structural causes for the degradation of the public educational system, and the experimentation with alternative approaches to education management.
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Education: Rewrite the Future: Port-au-Prince (2009-2010)
A study that aims at (a) generating baseline data that can provide a qualitative and quantitative base for comparison and assessment of the impact of the Rewrite the Future project in the schools studied in Port-au-Prince and (b) determining the degrees to which Save the Children's programs have met their defined specific objectives. Funded by Save the Children, Haiti