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Desnaria Seeks to Share Educational System!

23-12-2003, 04:14
Desnaria, wishes to expand its international reputation, thus, the Theocracy of Desnaria would like to offer an educational proposal available for all nations:

Due to recent advances in Desnaria’s religion, Desnaria is now capable of releasing lesson plans and other resources for its Clerics to use in teaching students in other nations. We have specialists in various fields, based on different forms of math and science. Our proposal is based on a varied curriculum presented here. Remember, Desnaria does not bid on buildings, but instead on curriculum and teaching staff.

Early Age/ Pre-kindergarten:
It is the Desnarian tradition to immediately induct children into the priesthood, however during early years religion is not pressed into their hands. Instead, they are encouraged to learn to read basic words and identify shapes and colors within society.

We have modified this method for outside countries, in which children will be allowed to discover some of their natural talents. Children will have a structured free time in which teachers and staff members can examine how the children learn to better place them as they get older. Parents will have full control over eventual placement, but Clerics will be happy to lead the students into activities in which they excel.

School Entrance Exam: A comprehensive exam that only focuses on physical skills and a child’s mental development. A child of any age can take the exam, and once passed they are immediately admitted into the first grade the following school year. This allows students that are early achievers to get a head start, and allows for better student placement; students who are unable to complete due to physical/mental handicaps are allowed entrance, but will not graduate with a full degree equivalent. Instead, they will receive a HDE (Handicapped Degree Equivalent). An HDE cannot be achieved by a student without a handicap. If the HDE student is capable of passing the same exams, scored in the same method as a non-handicapped student, then they will receive a GED (General Educational Degree). The requirements for a HDE are less then a GED, and those who wish for an advanced education in some cases must achieve a GED (All Advanced Degrees require a GED). Unskilled educational training may be undertaken by an HDE graduate. If a handicapped student complains that the HDE is unequal to a GED, tell them to get themselves in gear and prove they are equal by achieving a GED.

Elementary-Middle School (Grades 1-6)

This is the crucial development period for many youth, and is not taken lightly by Cleric staff. In Desnaria, student’s education is dominated by philosophy and the basics of our religion, however in the foreign curriculum we offer a more liberal arts approach to teaching. We have specialists in math, language and communications skill, and specialists in varied technical fields that will be available for students. This is how early grade students schedule will work (Each day is divided into six periods, each one an hour and a half. For an hour between the third and fourth period, all students are allowed in the cafeteria for lunch, and allowed use of a nap facility.) :

Period 1: Basic Learning Skills (Study Hall/Homeroom).

Students will be encouraged to complete all work during this time period, and all teachers coordinate with each other so that their home-assigned work could at least be ‘completed’ during this period. Students who do not partake in the class work are given the chance to work with various fun activities, constructing maps of the world and playing with other educational programs. Students who do not take part in either activity mentioned before can participate in art programs. This is the only time performing arts and creative arts will be allowed in a free-form setting for arts sake. Students are encouraged to play together, however working alone is not discouraged.

Period 2: Math (1+1=2)

Students learn basic math skills, and participate in projects to help them understand the basics of math.

Period 3: Basic Science
While in Desnaria, science is considered somewhat taboo, it is somewhat expected for students to glean something of how the world works. However, all our science teachers are ‘re-educated’ on modern scientific principals, and are ready to get out of the country to teach the youth of the world. Unfortunately, those who learn of science are essentially banned from re-entering Desnaria except for holidays, and even then are denied the right to speak. Desnarian scientists are free to do as they please after serving as a teacher for 20 years, and most are never heard from again after that period.

Nap/Lunch Time

Period 4: History of *Your Nation*
Desnarian teachers pride themselves in their learning of other cultures, and many are willing to share their knowledge with others. Desnarian teachers are willing to teach an unbiased view of your history, with emphasis on what makes your nation unique. Since the youth at this age are unable to determine their political stance, we prefer not to add your current political views into the education at this early age.

Period 5: Reading
Students learn to read basic to intermediate literature, with students starting to read classics by the time they move onto high level schools. The students reading will focus on those needed to develop grammatical skill at first, but will develop into actual novels by the end of their schooling at this level.

Period 6: Basic writing
These classes focus on allowing students to learn to write, and teach them to look for grammatical errors.

End of Year Equivalency Test (EYET): All students who wish to move up a grade must pass their current years Equivalency Test. These tests do not include exact subject matter, but instead are a generic test meant to determine a student’s mental aptitude to see if they are ready or not to move onto more advanced topics. Students in 1-6 grades can make the decision whether or not they wish to take the end of the year test unless they meet the maximum age limits for their grade, at which point they must take the test and try to advance. Students who pass the 6th grade equivalency test move up to Extended Education, but cannot retake classes from their lower education.

Extended Education: (7-12)
The schedule for this curriculum is mostly the same, including the nap time, however students are allowed to choose classes amidst several different schooling methods, they may undertake:
Technical GED: Students train in a technical field of their choice, ready to move on to the working world at their leisure once they achieve a GED. Technical training beyond a GED exists, and is called a Mastery. Student’s who obtain a Mastery are wanted all over the world, as they are Masters of their craft.
Liberal GED: Students learn a wide variety of math, science, and increase their writing abilities. This field focuses on the humanities, and allows students a wide range of eventual careers to move onto. This is the jack-of-all trades of education.
Advanced GED: Students take a quick-study version of the Liberal GED, preparing to go into even further education in the field of their choice. This educational method is required for students who wish to eventually their Law AD (Advanced Degree), Medical AD, etc.
Handicapped Degree Equivalent (HDE): This allows those who suffer from a handicap the continued education necessary to allow them to function in a modern world. They receive on-the-job experience, and gives them the motivation required to go far in the world.

GED Exams: Students will partake in an extreme exam taken over the course of a week in which students must move away to an isolated testing facility. The Technical GED exam consists of an extended emergency crises in which they must use the technical skills learned in school. The Liberal GED consists of a series of traditional exams, followed by two days of real-life examinations in which students must apply what they learned. The Advanced GED is the Liberal GED taken at a quicker pace, with one day of extreme testing in their chosen advanced field. For the HDE, students are left to live by themselves for a week, and must survive with minimal assistance to earn the degree. Those who fail any degree may try again the next year. A GED/HDE exam may be taken up to four times. If the student has not succeeded by the fourth exam, the student does not recieve a GED.

Advanced Education:
Desnaria’s foremost thinkers are willing to teach students the advanced knowledge they need for white collar jobs and businesses. Since most of these thinkers are banished revolutionaries, they are free to teach in whatever manner the nation most desires.

Terms and Conditions for Education:

For the cost of food and lodging for the teachers, plus a small payment of 1,000 prazier a year for the teachers to send back to Desnarian foreign education funds; this educational system can be yours! Desnarian Clerics, the teaching staff, are very good teachers who have had minimal contact with technology but are willing to learn! There should be no discipline problems from teachers as they are forbidden from drinking by their faith; not only that, but as a tradition all teachers are castrated by their own hands.

If any nation is interested in this offer, plus do not hesitate. Simply inform us as to when/ how you wish to implement our educational system, and how many teachers you need.