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Dominican Republic Education

Education Information in the Dominican Republic

Melissa Indeglia

on 26 March 2014

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Transcript of Dominican Republic Education

In the Dominican Republic, there is an education system
that separates the school level for each person attending.
Education System

Popular Schools &
Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in Santo Domingo
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago de los Caballeros
PUCMM University in Santiago de los Caballeros
Universidad Psicología Industrial Dominicana in Santo Dominigo
Universidad APEC in Santo Domingo
School Tuition
Tuition fees are different for private schools.
The maximum fee is $7,000 U.S. per school year.
The fees go up depending on the age of the student.
There are enrollment fees and most likely additional charges for books, uniforms and lunches.
To get into top Dominican Republic universities, schools need to be accredited by the Dominican Ministry of Education. The older the child, the more of a cost it is for their education.

School Necessities
Uniforms are required to attend school, but they are not provided by the government, so if families cannot afford them, the children would not be able to attend school.
Books, pens, pencils and other supplies are needed for everyday use at the schools and are also the parents' responsibility to provide.

By Kamryn Richard and Melissa Indeglia
Education in the Dominican Republic
The Outcome of Education

The University of Santo Domingo
Subjects Taught

Problems Faced with Education
Fun Facts!
Works Cited
The grading system in the Dominican Republic is very similar to the one in the United States. Schools accredited by the Dominican Ministry of Education offer certificates valid for Dominican, European and U.S. Universities. However, students planning to continue higher education in the U.S. may wish to attend a school accredited by the U.S. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools . Also, students interested in studying in Europe should consider a school with the International Baccaulaureate curriculum.
Teachers are needed in poorer areas, as the inequality between the urban and royal areas increases. There is also a shortage of faculty and funds.The government is facing a well-organized and growing campaign to increase the amount spent on public education.
According to a law passing in 1997, a low four percent of the GDP is to be used to education in the Dominican Republic.
In the Dominican Republic, the subjects are the same as they are in the United States. Schools in the Dominican Republic teach in a way that represents the learning styles of the children. Language and math skills can be taught in a way that incorporates social studies, science, literature, culture, daily customs, health and humanities. Therefore, students learn how to learn through practices and experiences in a classroom. In planning activities, the children have choices and are encouraged to express themselves in writing ,discussion, and other creative media. Children are helped to select materials, plan activities, and organize their time to become self-motivated learners and thrive for knowledge. Also, Spanish is a subject taught starting very young which causes a high majority of schools in the Dominican Republic to have bilingual students.
(based on the International School of Santo Domingo)

Professions and careers will include dentist, pharmacist, nurse, veterinarian, engineer, etc.
In the Dominican Republic, more than 80 percent of youths complete primary school, but only 25 to 30 percent go on to finish their secondary schooling.
Families may withdraw their children because they may believe the quality education is poor, or that the wages from child labor is more important than the value of education.
Although, surveys have shown that the long-term benefits of education are quite high, with secondary school graduates in the Dominican Republic earning more than 40 percent higher average wages than their counterparts who only finished primary school.
People could be unaware of these high returns of education when it is possible that the costs of schooling are high enough to outweigh these benefits.
Those who stop education early could take place in labor like coffee farmers, fishermen, security guards, coconut sellers, street vendors, sweeping, and shoeshine boys.
Dominican army 2nd Lt. Avila Lopez, a physician and third year medical resident.
Dominican women caring a baby in the medical science.
The typical school year runs from September to June.
Those who are educated and receive specific training get the most desirable jobs. Therefore, education has become more valued in the last 20 years.
Parents providing their children with a profession is one of their most important desirable goals, but the high cost of an education make their goal nearly impossible.
Dominican employers have shown two priorities regarding university graduates - they should speak foreign languages and be able to do interdisciplinary jobs. These requirements leave many out of competition.
For decades, Dominican farming families have been moving into the city and they are poor and are not trained for different types of work which leads them to not be able to provide necessary education for their children to compete in the local work market.
The Dominican Republic high school enrollment is 61%.
The primary school dropout rate is 14%.
About 87% of the population is able to read and write, according to the CIA World Factbook.
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Dominican Republic Facts. Compassion International, 2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
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Education System in the Dominican Republic. Foreign Credits, 2012. Web. 20 Mar. 2014.
Facts of the Dominican Republic. DREAM Project, 2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
Grading System in the Dominican Republic. Foreign Credits, 2012. Web. 23 Mar. 2014.
Impact of Information on the Returns to Education on the Demand for Schooling in the Dominican
Republic. Poverty Action Lab, 2001 - 2005. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
Jobs in Dominican Republic. Visual Geography, 2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
Teach at the International School of Santo Domingo. Go Overseas, 18 Jan. 2011. Web. 25 Mar. 2014.
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The first type of education is basic primary school that starts from grade 1 to grade 9. Pre-school lasts one year and is followed by 6 years of primary school. It is free and compulsory education that is provided from private and state schools.
Middle school is considered
‘Intermediate School’ and a good amount of primary school children go on to study for 2 years at secondary school for a goal of better education. Subjects are academic which disadvantages the children who live in poor areas that are ill. Very few poorer scholars manage to complete the final 4 years of compulsory education at secondary schools. This is because the system is intended to encourage upper and middle class youth to gain tertiary education. Those who do succeed, receive a bachillerato degree that is similar to a high school diploma. Also, if graduates want to receive a bachillerato certificate in polytechnics, teacher training, and vocational school they would continue secondary school for 6 years.
Next, if students need admission for a fundamental education, they would take 4 years of vocational school. It is from age 14 to age 17. Finally, tertiary education is the school level where students attend universities and colleges. Students who are fortunate enough to go there, continue to have their education free, because it is fully government funded. You would start at age 18.

Dominicans can travel to other countries to obtain their professions after college.
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