The Puerto Rico Department of Education designed and implemented a program to develop systematic
measures directed to achieving excellence in all educational and administrative endeavors during the years that preceded the
arrival of the third millennium. The development and implementation of standards of excellence has been a key factor
in this endeavor.
The cognitive - humanistic theory of learning was adopted in the interest of maintaining the core
curriculum current up-to-date. This fundamental theory guides the learning process towards the development of the highest
levels of the thinking process. The mastery of this ability also streghthens the development of the student's affective,
moral, ethical and aesthethic attributes in his/her social interaction.
Extract Theoretical Framework of the Curricular Reform