CARICOM Multi-Agency Health Family Life Education Project: Regional Report of Needs Assessment Study



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School of Education, UWI


The HFLE Needs Assessment Study was carried out to obtain data on student knowledge and views about health lifestyles, a range of psycho-social issues affecting youth, and some aspects of the modus operandi of the existing HFLE curriculum. It also sought to explore the problems, concerns, and values of young people; possible goals, outcomes, and teaching and assessment methods in HFLE; and factors affecting the teaching of HFLE. The intended respondents were students in primary and secondary schools, and their teachers, principals and parents. This report summarizes and discusses the findings described in the various country reports – Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. The analysis is organized by HFLE issue and within each issue by respondent group.


CARICOM Multi-Agency Health and Family Life Education Project

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health and family life education, HFLE, Needs assessment