28. RA No. 7836 Philippine Teachers Professiona-lization Act of 1994 R.A. No. 7836 is entitled, An Act toStrengthen the Regulation and Supervision of the Practice of Teaching in the Philippines and Prescribing a
Licensure Examination for Teachers.
29. R.A. No. 9293 Amending Certain Sections of R.A. No. 7836 Republic Act No. 9293 approved on April
21, 2004 amended Section 26 of R.A. No. 7836 so that only categories a and b shall be issued a licensewithout examination. a) A holder of a certificate of eligibility as a teacher issued by the Civil Service
Commission and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports; or b) A registered professional teacherwith the National Board for Teachers under the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS)
pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1006.
30. Presidential Commission on Educational Reform (2000) Executive Order No. 46 issued on December7, 1998 created the Presidential Commission on Educational Reform Educational (PCER) which was
mandated to define a “budgetfeasible program of reform, identify executive priority policy recommendationsand items for a legislative agenda on education.” Extensive meetings, discussions, consultations, and
hearings with various stakeholders of the educational system were conducted.
31. R.A. No. 9155 Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001 Republic Act No. 9155 entitled, “An Act
Instituting a Framework of Governance for Basic Education, Establishing Authority and Accountability,Renaming the Department of Education, Culture and Sports as the Department of Education, and For
32. LESSON 3 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE OF BASIC EDUCATION
33. A. Vision / Mission of the Department of Education The DECS Service Manual 2000 spells out the
Vision and Mission of the Department, to wit: DECS is a complex learning organization that develops,promotes, provides, and ensures basic education responsive to the internal, external, and emerging
34. Vision We are a people organization committed to a culture of excellence in public service. Believingthat the most important resource of our country is its people, we make the task of educating the Filipino
child our singular mission. We assist the Filipino child to discover his/her full potential in a child centered,
35. and value-driven teaching-learning environment and thereby, enable him/her to create his/her own
destiny in the global community. We prepare him/her to become a responsible citizen and an enlightenedleader who loves his/her country and is proud to be a Filipino.
36. We provide a school system…
Where teachers and principals achieve the desired learning outcome
not only because they are empowered, competent, and accountable, but because they care;
Whereadministrators exercise visionary leadership responsive to emerging learning needs of the nation; ensure
adequate resources; promote appropriate technology; create and sustain a conducive climate to enhancelearning; and
Where the family, the community, and other institutions actively support our efforts. We affirm theright of every Filipino child especially the less advantaged to benefit from such a system. This is our vision.
With God’s help, we dedicate all our talents and energies to its realizat
38. Mission We provide quality basic education that is equitably accessible to all and lay the foundation forlife-long learning and creative and rational thinking. Our ultimate aim is to develop Filipinos who are
functionally literate, socially and morally responsible, and nationalistic yet receptive and contributory topositive global influences.
39. Mission These Filipinos become productive members of the society. Our target clientele are the Filipino
children and adult illiterates including children with special needs and out-of-school youth.
40. LESSON 4 SCHOOL CULTURE
41. The school develops its own culture. Culture includes moral and aesthetic values; beliefs, customs,
norms, and traditions practiced by people in an organization like the school.