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educational breakthroughs in the eighties rosemary p gellor

Educational Breakthroughs in the EightiesRosemary P. Gellor

Educational Breakthrough in the Eighties

Rosemary P. Gellor


Quality of teaching as a Value

As students and parents developed their rights as consumers of education, the quality of student learning and the quality of teaching became a greater concern.

Therefore, educators focus on the quality of teaching. It has surfaced a value and more and more schools could afford for it to be a value. Due to the continuing budgetary support for state institutions, increasing financial allocations for students benefits in the private sectors.


Innovated in Last Decade

In educational innovations, a lot of current trends could be accounted as a practice in the past which was emphasized, then de-emphasized and later re-emphasized.


Why do emphases in education change?

Human behavior is not static. Students are different from those students a decade ago. They are asking different things from education. As consequence, the trends are becoming different.


Changes in Curriculum

-the consequence of new students


Growing number of programs targeted at divergent population as group

  • Headstart for Preschoolers
  • Programs for the disabled, the gifted, ethnic and minority groups, women workers, adults and prison inmates.
  • Also gives more attention to the individual through:
  • Programmed materials
  • Modules
  • Learning Games
  • Remedial and Enrich lessons
  • Learning Centers

Development of different methods of teaching through simulation and gaming, micro-teaching, or micro courses, team teaching and alternative organizational approaches like the Ungraded School and the Learning Centers of the BSC, and the use of movable or Mobile Learning Facilities.

  • Expansion on new teaching methods that avoid courses and concentrate on learning outcomes. Examples include Competency Based education and Management by Objectives.

Expansion of school calendars to include nights, weekends, even early morning sessions and weekend classes.

  • Distance Study system or the School of the Air where instruction is delivered to students in mostly rural areas who have no access to schools, colleges or universities.
  • Instruction being delivered through telivision. Modules, teaching machines and the most popular computer. There are instructions also in libraries, museums, stores, markets, shopping centers, railroad stations and on ships.

Institutions will have to offer programs that respond to the distinctive needs of the current generation.

  • The need for education that teaches basic skills is emphasized by MECS in its Basics Program and PRODED Program.
  • Skills in problem solving and questioning such as those developed through the Process Approach of the Inquiry Method.

Knowledge for surviving such as Population Education and Land Reform and Conservation Education.

  • Continued research on the uses of solar energy as an alternative to oil products.
  • the search for cheap sources of medicines by using herbs and other plants.

The generation needs education which emphasizes humanity that concerned with our common problems and the ways that we together can solve them by sharing each other resources and facilities through consortium such as the bet. Philippine Normal College, the Ateneo de manila University and de la Salle University in their bilingual education.


The generations also needs a rationalization of the use of resources through a multi-campus system such as that of UP and other institutions that have established external centers.

  • The generation needs to be aware of the bonds that join each and every one of us through Bilingual Education Program, adult Literacy Class, Democratization of Education, Acceleration Program or The Equivalency Program,

Access to Non- Formal Education, Study Now Pay Later, Ladderized Curriculum of UP. ( Medical Programs) and three in one ladder curriculum in Veterinary science and Medicine of CLSU.

  • The need to attain freedom and democracy and democracy which is aimed at Act of 1980.

The need to attain autonomy in educational decisions such as shown by DLSU in its trimester program and the Muslim communities in their Madrasah schools.

  • The need to control quality which we hope the NCEE could eventually attain; and accreditation and order in management through System Approach and the knowledge gained by administrators in the series management training at the DAP.

We need other bonds that join us such as the common activities pursue in Tree Planting, Athletics, The Arts, Drug Education, Population Education, Nutrition Education, Consumer education, global education.


We need education that will help our students get jobs after graduation not only in the Philippines but also Arab countries through a strong-based technical and vocational education geared to the jobs needs of these countries; to the United states as nurses; and to Europe as efficient chambermaids, busboys and household helpers.


Since behavior is dynamic, the needs and the trends will also be dynamic. As teachers, let us teach our pupils and students for work because life is work and education is the preparation for life and our present deeds will shape the future of tomorrow. And who knows that is the near future you and I will start another trend and live too see it as a breakthrough in our lifetime.


Thank you so much for listening….

Have a nice evening every one….