October 13, 2016

Research Report teacher mobility is published

In the past months, we informed you about the progress of the teacher mobility research in the Caribbean Netherlands. Meanwhile, the research and the report has been completed. In this report, you can find the results and recommendations. Main themes are: • (Re)introduction and preparation • pull and push factors in current job • Future … Read more

August 10, 2016

Update research teacher mobility

In June, we already informed you about the ongoing research on teacher mobility in the Caribbean Netherlands. We would like to give you a short update about this research. From June 6th until June 24th, all teaching staff from the pe en se/sve schools had the opportunity to participate in the online survey. The survey … Read more

July 30, 2016

Programmes UniCarib institutions

What are the UniCarib plans for the near future? In the summary below a short update is given of the most recent developments.           For some time now the three institutions have been working on making the blended programmes that Hogeschool Utrecht has developed for Maestro Kompas suitable for their own electronic learning … Read more

July 20, 2016


In the past few years Maestro Kompas has initiated various trajectories to support unqualified teachers to obtain their teaching qualification. Some of these trajectories are organized on Bonaire by the University of Curacao. For example, the UoC is carrying out some of the tailor-made Bachelor Dutch and English Teacher Training programmes for Maestro Kompas. One of the … Read more

June 16, 2016

Research on Teacher Mobility in the Caribbean Netherlands

Ongoing research on teacher mobility Sustainable teacher population Caribbean Netherlands The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) is striving to reach a sustainable and qualified formation of teachers in the Caribbean Netherlands who are skilled, committed to their job, familiar with the local culture and customs, and are willing to stay for a longer … Read more

May 23, 2016

Practical exams IPA

In May the first 4 students from St Eustatius who are working towards a Bachelor Degree in the blended IPA Teacher Training for Primary School through Maestro Kompas completed their practical exams. Ava Thode, head of IPA, and the co-ordinator Roke Hoen were on St Eustatius to hand out the certificates for this. It was a … Read more

March 23, 2016

Literature research about the teacher labour market in the Caribbean Netherlands

In collaboration with Maestro Kompas the Research centre for Education and Labour Market (ROA Maastricht) has recently published a literature research paper about the teacher labour market in the Caribbean Netherlands entitled Push- en pullfactoren bij werving, selectie en behoud van leraren in afgelegen gebieden. Based on how other remote areas and small islands deal … Read more

February 12, 2016

Statia students on Aruba for internship abroad

Nine students from Statia who are in the IPA blended teacher training programme for primary school teacher are now on Aruba for an internship abroad. This internship abroad is a compulsory part of the programme. The Instituto Pedagogico Arubano  (www.ipaaruba.com) started this teacher training programme for primary school teachers on St Eustatius in 2014.