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  National Coordinator:

 
Name: Mr. Ramon C. Bacani
Department od Education, Culture and Sports
Address: Department of Foreign Affairs Building, Ultra Complex, 2330 Roxas Blvd.
Pasig City
Phone: (632) 633-7203
Fax: (632) 831-8873
E-mail: asecrcb@l-next.net



Report

Philippines Country EFA Assessment

Contents

DESCRIPTIVE SECTION

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Part I – The Internalisation and Evolution of EFA in the Philippines

The State of Philippine Primary Education at the Start of EFA

Early Childhood Care and Development

Universal Primary Education

Learning Outcomes

Adult Literacy

Conclusions

Philippine EFA Goals and Targets

ECCD Targets

UQPE Targets

Literacy Targets

                            Literacy Targets: cont

Resource and Funding Implications of the EFA Targets

Total Costs

Costs by Component

The Philippine EFA Strategy

The Environment for EFA

The Philippine Plan of Action

Enlarged Role of Local Governments

Enhanced Child Development Policies

DECS’ Focus on Basic Education

The Evolution of EFA

Philippine EFA Thrusts on Early Childhood Development

Expansion of Self-sustaining Community-based ECCD

Use of Innovative Approaches to Parent Education

Promotion of Preparatory Education

Accreditation of Private Preschool Programmes and Institutions

Differentiated Approaches for Special Categories of Children

Strengthening of Health, Nutrition and Other Allied Services

Socio-Cultural Adaptation of Curriculum, Materials & Approaches

Single Agency to Co-ordinate Programs for ECCD

Philippine EFA Thrusts on Universal Quality Primary Education

Enhancing the Holding Power of Schools

Using Alternative Teaching-Learning Delivery Modes

Strengthening Home-School Partnership

Emphasis on Higher-Level Thinking Skills

Upgrading Teacher Competencies

Philippine EFA Thrusts on Alternative Learning Systems

Eradication of Illiteracy

Promotion of Continuing Education & Development

Implementation of Integrated Programmes

Plans for Implementation of EFA Management Policies and Structures

The National Machinery

Programme Implementation

The Regional Machinery

Programme Monitoring

Plan Revisions

Advocacy & Social Mobilisation

ANALYTIC SECTION

Part II - Philippine Performance towards Achievement of EFA

Progress towards PPA Targets: ECCD

Number and Intake of Public Day Care Centres

Number of Pre-Schools

Enrolment in Pre-Schools

Overall Participation in ECCD Programmes

Progress towards PPA Targets: UQPE

Net Enrolment Ratio

Cohort Survival Rate

Dropout Rate

Mean Achievement Score

Progress towards PPA Targets: ALS

Simple Literacy

Functional Literacy

A Note on the Measurement of Literacy in the Philippines

Summary: Progress towards PPA Targets

Early Childhood Care and Development

 Universal Quality Primary Education

Alternative Learning Systems

Conclusion

Part III – Developments in the Provision of Primary Education

Early Childhood Care and Development

Gross Enrolment Ratio in ECCD Programmes

                        Gross Enrolment Ratio in ECCD Programmes: cont

Percentage of New Entrants to Grade 1 with ECCD Exposure

Universal Primary Education

Apparent (Gross) Intake Rate of New Grade 1 Entrants

Net Intake Rate of New Grade 1 Entrants

Gross Enrolment Ratio in Primary Education (GER)

Net Enrolment Rate (NER)

                        Net Enrolment Rate (NER): cont

Public Current Expenditure on Primary Education as a Percentage of GNP

Per Pupil Public Current Expenditure on Primary Education as a Percentage of GNP Per Capita

Public Expenditure on Primary Education as a Percentage of Total Public Expenditure on Education

Percentage of Primary School Teachers having the Required Academic Qualifications

Percentage of Primary School Teachers who are certified to Teach according to National Standards

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Repetition Rate by Grade

Cohort Survival Rate in Primary Education

Coefficient of Efficiency to Grade VI

Learning Achievement and Outcomes

Percentage of Pupils with Basic Learning Competencies

                            Percentage of Pupils with Basic Learning Competencies: cont

Literacy Rate of 15-24 Year-Olds

Adult Literacy

Literacy Rate & GPI of 15+ Year-Olds

The State of Primary Education towards the End of the EFA Decade

Early Childhood Care and Development

Universal Primary Education

Learning Outcomes

Adult Literacy

Comparing the State of Primary Education at Baseline and at Assessment

Comparison Methodology

Aspects of Primary Education at Risk

                                Aspects of Primary Education at Risk: cont

Conclusion

Part IV – A Retrospective on the Implementation of EFA

Making EFA Work: Partnerships Developed

Increasing Involvement of the Private Sector

External Assistance for EFA

Supporting EFA through Internal Resources

Funding for Education in General

Support for Basic Education

Teacher Compensation

Recurrent Expenditures for Basic Education

Major Capital Investments in Basic Education

The Efficacy and Impact of Philippine EFA Thrusts

Early Childhood Care & Development

Universal Quality Primary Education

Alternative Learning Systems

EFA Management Policies and Structures

Summary

Conclusion

Part V – Future Directions for the Philippine EFA

The Vulnerability of EFA in the Philippines

Mapping Out the Next EFA Decade

Recommendations

Strengthening the Foundation of Education

Improving the Quality of Primary Education

Solving the Serious Drop-Out Problem

Management and Administrative Arrangements at DECS

Alternative Education Streams

Partnerships