The new curriculum received contributions from 75 institutions, the majority from the ruling party

The new school curriculum that is intended to be applied starting this year received contributions from 75 institutions, most of them related to the Government. Teachers assure that none of their suggestions were incorporated into this new plan.

“Several organizations presented their proposals for the development of the new curricular plan,” Fernando Carrión, coordinator of the Pedagogical Research Institute of the Ministry of Education, told Página Siete.

According to a report from the Ministry of Education, to which Página Siete had access, 75 organizations were invited to contribute to updating the curricular plan, of which 42 are institutions and groups related to the Government.

Among the entities that participated in this process are the Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Senators. There are -also- the 13 ministries, such as the Ministries of Defense, Productive Development and Plural Economy, Economy and Public Finance, among others.

There are also 17 other institutions that belong to the State, such as the Plurinational Observatory for Educational Quality, the National Customs, the Agrarian Reform Institute, Agetic, Sedem and the National Tax Service, among others.

In addition, seven social organizations related to the Government participated, such as Conamaq, Comibol, the Union Confederation of Peasant Workers of Bolivia (Csutcb) and the National Confederation of Indigenous Peasant Women of Bolivia “Bartolina Sisa”, among others.

Added to the list are the Police, the Armed Forces, the Ombudsman’s Office, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the Institute of Military Geography, the confederations of urban and rural teachers, the National Board of Parents and the National Association of Private Schools. (Andecop).

Five other institutions of the Catholic and Methodist Church and Schools of Christ are also part of the list.

In addition, 15 foundations and private institutions that are linked to education participated, such as World Vision, Save the Children, IPAS and others. There was -also- the Executive Committee of the Bolivian University (CEUB).

The Vice Minister of Regular Education, Bartolomé Puma, said that this curricular update was worked on with the two teacher confederations. “They have held events in each educational district in the 2021 term, then at the departmental level. Finally in 2022, in Cochabamba we have finished it”. He assured that parents and students presented their proposals.

The executive secretary of the Confederation of Urban Teachers, Ludbin Salazar, indicated that despite the fact that they presented a proposal, “not one point was incorporated (into the curriculum),” and he assured that for this reason they reject said provision because it is “ideologized ”.

The Ministry of Education indicated that this new curricular plan will be applied from this management, but Salazar assured that the teachers will not do it and questioned the start of the educational management scheduled for next February 1.

The Bolivian Episcopal Conference (CEB) presented its observations on Wednesday and indicated that “this curriculum does not prioritize educational quality. It was defined unilaterally”.

Puma questioned the Church “where was it when we updated the curriculum? We invited them and they never sent us a proposal”.

For the pedagogue and professor of the Educational Sciences career at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA) Orlando Huanca, this update of the curricular plan should be prepared according to all the suggestions of the actors without setting political colors.

The new curriculum received contributions from 75 institutions, the majority from the ruling party