Philippines Education System. Importance of education in the Philippines. …… it is the primary avenue for upward social and economic mobility. Education from Ancient Early Filipinos. During Spanish Period (1521-1898).
…… it is the primary avenue for upward social and economic mobility.
In 1863, by virtue of Education decree, required to provide school institutions for boys and girls in every town. Spanish schools started accepting Filipino students who belong to wealthy family. Intellectual Filipinos emerged like Jose Rizal.
Classes start in June and end in March
College semesteral calendar is from June – October (1stsem), November – March (2ndsem)
Elementary – 6 years
High School – 4 years (6 years now)
Technical and vocational – to enhance practical skills. These are government owned institution.
Public tertiary Education – non sectarian entities
Private tertiary institution – combination of sectarian and non-sectarian
Other schools – private schools, preparatory schools, international schools, science high schools and several foreign ethnic groups like Chinese, British, Americans, Koreans and Japanese
As seen in the education outcomes of Filipino students and the comparative disadvantage of the Philippines with regards to “other countries.”
meaning less memorization and more encouraging for critical thinking