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DEPARTMENT. OF EDUCATION. The Other Side of Basic Education. ALS :. by:. Dr. Alejandro G. Ibanez. Regional Education Supervisor Department of Education, National Capital Region. •. ICT in Education . •. Partnerships with Private . Sector/Industry.

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  1. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The Other Side of Basic Education ALS : by: Dr. Alejandro G. Ibanez Regional Education Supervisor Department of Education, National Capital Region

  2. ICT in Education • Partnerships with Private Sector/Industry • Increase spending Teacher Development for Basic Education • BEC and Supply • Tech Voc • Food for • Hiring and • English, school deployment Science, Math • SBM Curriculum • Every Child a Students Schools • NAT • Training Teachers Reader • Critical • NCAE • Certification learning CHED • Multi Grade Program • A & E resources • Distance and • Teachers Special Education alternative benefits and • Pre school College/ learning Welfare • Feeding University Elementary High School Technical Grade 1 Public Schools Vocational NCAE + Readiness Private Schools Counseling Test TESDA Drop outs DSWD DOH LGUs GASTPE Labor Force Accreditation & Equivalency Alternative Learning INDUS TRY Vision: Functionally Literate Filipinos - - ? B A S I C E D U C A T I O N ECE - Basic Education Framework


  4. The Other Side of Basic Education

  5. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL SITUATIONER [NSO, 2003 FLEMMS] 6 – 24 years old not attending school TOTAL 100 RANK - Schools are very far 1.5 8.0 % - No school within the barangay 0.4 9.0 % - High cost of education 19.9 3.0 % - Illness / disability 2.5 6.0 % - Housekeeping 11.8 4.0 % - Employment / looking for work 30.5 1.0 % - Lack of interest 22 2.0 % - Cannot cope with school work 2.2 7.0 % - No regular transportation 0.2 10 % - Others 9.1 5.0 %

  6. 86 77 57 42 34 24 15 DepEd Report

  7. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION • Education is both a human right in itself. • An indispensable means of realizing other human rights. • As a tool of empowerment, education is the primary vehicle for human, economic, and social development, profiting both the individual and society.

  8. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RIGHTS OF THE CHILD It is my right to be born, to have a name and a nationality. It is my responsibility to love my country and be a good citizen. To be free. To have a family who will take care of me. To have a Good EDUCATION. To develop my potentials to the fullest. To have enough food and shelter. To be given opportunity for play and leisure. To be given protection against abuse, danger and violence due to war and conflict. To be defended and assisted by the government. To be able to express my own views.

  9. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION How will DepED Meet this Challenge ???

  10. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION DepED through the Alternative Learning System Division , implements two major programs namely : • Basic Literacy Program • Accreditation and Equivalency Program [Elem. & HS] • BPOSA - Secondary Level only offered by • selected Secondary public schools • eSkwela - Elem. and Secondary • ICT- enhanced / e-learning program for Elem. • & secondary school leavers.

  11. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION BASIC LITERACY PROGRAM Designed to help illiterate persons acquire basic skills in reading, writing and numeracy skills. > Non-literate – cannot read [module 1-9] > Semi-Literate – can read a little [module 10-20] > Neo-Literate – can read well [module 21-29] [10 months –DepED Unified Guidelines in ALS, 2007]

  12. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION ALS ACCREDITATION & EQUIVALENCY PROGRAMS (ALS A&E) • An alternative education program for school leavers from the elementary and secondary education programs who wish to earn an equivalent elementary / high school diploma outside the formal school system. • Instructional Manager handles learning sessions (20-25 learners) • 535 learning modules • 10 months – 800 hrs.

  13. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION ALS A & E MODULES ENGLISH FILIPINO TOTAL Lower Elem. 20 20 40 [EL 1] Advance Elem. 57 57 114 [EL 2] Sec. Level 141 146 287 Bridging Modules 87 7 94 Total 535

  14. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION CORE MODULES by LEARNING STRAND Elementary Level Secondary Level • Communication Skills 5 [English & Filipino] 17 • Problem Solving & 14 [MATH] 13 • Critical Thinking 20 [Science] 24 • Sustainable use of • Resources and Productivity 3 11 • Dev’t. of Self & a Sense of 13 MAKABAYAN 15 Community • Expanding One’s World Vision 58 83

  15. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION ALS MOBILE TEACHER PROGRAM • Educational intervention program for out-of-school children / youth / adult who live in remote barangay or areas. • Mobile teacher goes to the barangay to conduct learning sessions. • Learning sessions Basic Literacy Program – 10 months ALS A&E Program – 10 months

  16. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION ALS TARGET LEARNERS • Elementary and Secondary School Leavers • Out-of-School Children – 6-14 years old • Out-of-School Youth - 15-24 years old • Out-of-School Adults - 25 years old and above • Anyone who has not completed 10 - year of basic education.

  17. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION ALS Accreditation and Equivalency Test How Do ALS Learners Become Equivalent Graduates of Formal Elementary or Secondary Education ?

  18. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION ALS A & E TEST • ALS learners [Basic Literacy, ALS Equivalency program, BPOSA program, Mobile Teacher Program and eSkwela] must take and pass the ALS National A & E Test that certifies their learning achievement comparable / equivalent to formal education. [once a year] - Elementary level test - 11- year old and above - Secondary level test - 15- year old and above

  19. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION ALS Elementary Test Passers • Passers are automatically accepted in 1st year high school [DepED Order no. 13 , s. 2003] - May enroll in ALS A & E Secondary Level - May enroll in BPOSA program - May enroll in Livelihood courses

  20. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION ALS Secondary Test Passers • Enroll in : - College / University 4 – year courses - MOA DECS & CHED - Feb. 10, 2000 - MOA DECS & PASUC – Jan. 17, 2000 - 2 – year vocational / technical courses - DECS & TESDA - Jan. 18, 1999 - Enroll in Meralco Foundation Institute - Enter / re-enter the world of work - CSC Resolution No. 000499 – Feb. 24, 2000 *Certificates of elementary and secondary test passers are signed by the DepED Secretary.

  21. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION How does ALS Compare with Formal Education? Both are of equal importance (no inferior – superior relationship) Both are independent learning systems complementing learning needs of different learners

  22. ALS AMBASSADOR It was just another testing day at the Ireneo Santiago Elementary School in Gen. Santos City on the morning of February 4, 2007, when the Champ Manny Pacquiao surfaced among the crowd of hopeful test takers as one of the walk-ins. He was not able to take previous year’s test because came late. This time he made sure to be among the earliest to come. MANNY PAQUIAO Pasig City (22 February) -- Riding high from his recent victory against Mexican boxer Erik "El Terrible" Morales, people's champ Manny Pacquiao scored what can be considered as a "One-Two Knock-out Punch" when he succeeded in passing the Accreditation and Equivalency Test (A&E) for high school, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Jesli A. Lapus said today in a special press conference at the DepEd Central Office in Pasig City. As expected, people milled around him during the registration. He took the test as any usual test taker did, and finished it in four hours and a half. Manny Pacquiao was one of the 11,736 test takers in the whole of Mindanao. Pacquiao took the national test last February 4 at the Ireneo Santiago National High School in his hometown of General Santos City together with his brother, Bobby. Both have dropped out of high school because of extreme poverty. But that didn't stop Pacman from going back to complete his studies. And like many of his victories in the boxing ring, Manny successfully passed the A&E exam. Secretary Jesli Lapus signing the certificate of Manny Paquiao as an A&E Passer of the Secondary Level The People’s Champ poring over the test questions as he takes the ALS A&E Test inside a testing center in Gen. Santos MANNY PAQUIAO SCORES ANOTHER "KNOCK-OUT" MANNY PAQUIAO TRIES A&E TEST In the press conference, the DepEd Secretary Jesli Lapus declared Manny Pacquiao as the Ambassador for the Alternative Learning System and People's Champ for Education, citing his courage and determination in continuing to pursue his education as worth emulating. "He serves as an inspiration to the youth, especially those who were unable to push through with their studies due to difficult and unfortunate situations," Lapus added. "And we would like to congratulate him on his latest achievement."

  23. Formal Education Setting : Community Setting : School DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  24. Formal Education Facilitator: Teacher: LET passer May or may not be licensed DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  25. DEPARTMENT • OF EDUCATION DepED Recognized Institutions Delivering the ALS Programs • De la Salle High School - Pamantasan ng Lungsod • Mapua Institute of Technology ng Maynila [PLM] • Concordia College - Local Gov’t Units , NGOs , • Santa Isabel College Church-Based Organizations • Stella Maris College - Gawad Kalinga • Christian Church Fellowship, International • Global Foundation - Correctional Institution for • Philippine Star, ABAKADamayan Women • St. Paul University

  26. The Accreditation and Equivalency Program (A&E)

  27. Meet the Alternative Learning System (ALS) PASSERS Kristine Y. Martinez A Magna cum Laude graduate of the University of San Carlos, Cebu City with the degree of Bachelor of Library and Information Science. Ranked as top 4 in the Licensure Exam for Library Science last November 2008.

  28. David Martinez A Magna cum Laude graduate of the Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City last March 2009 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering.

  29. Ana M. Diores A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City last March 2009 with the degree of Bachelor of Pre-Elementary Education.

  30. Eileen Mae S. Galang A physically challenged (blind) 18-year old girl and a passer of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test is presently enrolled at the University of the Philippines taking up a course in voice as part of the Music Extension Program.

  31. Albegem Rose D. Aclub A passer from Cagayan De Oro City who is now successfully working as a Call Center Agent in one of the companies in Manila.

  32. Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao WORLD BOXING CHAMP. Presently, a Business Management student of Notre Dame Universityin Dadiangas, General Santos City. An ALS A&E passer and a proud Ambassadorof the Alternative Learning System (ALS).


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