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In: Religion & Spirituality, College Tuition and Fees [Edit categories] Answer: 1.our educational structural ladder 6+4+4, 6years in elemetary, 4 in secondary and typically 4 years in tertairy level to gain a bachelor's degree is not enough to suffice our theoretical proficiency and technical knowhow 2. the government only spends 12percent of the national budget for education, that is far from the suggested cut of the WORLd Bank which is 20%. our finance to education is very far from other Asian countirs like Malaysia and Thailand. 3. lack of well-trained teachers and classrooms to cut down number of students. 4. low salaries of teachers. 5. the government is very slow in giving quality and standardized education to provinces. they rather give much time to schools near in Manila. 6. Instructional materials for teachers are not enough. BIG MONEYS USUALLY GO TO DEFENSE AND CORRUPTION!! explain how a failure in one of the organ system affects the function of other organ system.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
The Current Problems in Philippine Education I was watching a commercial in Knowledge Channel in SkyCable long time ago regarding the state of Philippine education. According to the commercial, the country is 2nd to the last in the SouthEast Asian region in terms of the quality of education. This is well shocking and embarrassing to think that some of the best educational institutions in the region are in the Philippines. But despite these, why is it that the Philippines is lagging behind its neighbors? Is their something wrong with our state of education?
I also remember a survey made by the University of the Philippines (UP) way back the early 1990s. The survey ask the students why is the UP education is deteriorating. The proponents of the survey expected the quality of education and professors are to blame while others are the dilapidated
In fact. they should be able to teach the students with a more quality for future growth. Here in the Philippines. Another problem pestering the quality of Philippine education is the quality and proficiency of the teachers. Science and Mathematics. is the low salary and terrible working condition. Some said that some subjects are lacking in substance like Mathematics and Science. Many felt that the curriculum set by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is not enough for a more competitive in the modern world. the majority said it was the lack of parking space is to blame for the deteriorating cause of UP education! But the lack of parking space is not even at the tip of the iceberg when the question of the problems of Philippine education. many said that these subjects should be taught comprehensively and intensively because is will be the backbone of the country’s development in the near future. Many said that these areas should have been trained comprehensively since as teachers. When the result came out. But who can blame them if their salaries of around 6000-8000 pesos. the best institution in the South-East Asian region is the National University of Singapore (NUS) and their course offerings are in these fields that the Philippines should need to develop. and the most obvious. Probably many will agree that it is really the quality of education is to blame. these . Many public school teachers opt to have “sidelines” during class that sometimes the teacher simply forgets to teach. plus deductible. One example.and outdated facilities of the university. both are the bulk of most of the educational institution in different countries. Filipino teachers lack proficiency in English. But with what I see. the teachers have problems of their own. There are more things to be considered the other possibilities of the questions of the problems of Philippine education. This is why Thailand. who can a teacher provide for his/her family? And with the rising cost of living. Malaysia and China outpaced the Philippines in terms of economical and industrial growth because these countries invested in the fields of Mathematics and Sciences. According to a recent news article.
She never went to college after high school since she cannot really afford it anymore. The teachers don’t mind this sacrifice because the student is so bright and intelligent. how can I teach properly taking in to consideration of ordering more than 50-60 students per class? The school facilities can also be a factor of the problem. Lastly. Without proper training in computer. in every one teacher there are 50-60 students in a class! If I were the teacher working in these conditions. a common problem of our Philippine education is the rising cost of sending a child to school. Rizal’s time is happening all over again in our contemporary times. What saddened the teachers is that this student passed UP but with no scholarship. it is presented like a monstrance of a priest! And prophetic as it seems. I remember vividly a story of a public school teacher with a pupil of him. how can a student be competitive and computer literate? Jose Rizal reminds us how modern and latest technologies are important in a student’s development in his novel El Filibusterismo. Right now. Like in the novel. the laboratory equipments are stored shut in a cabinet and never to be used in class because of the insufficient number of equipments. both in private and public. computer education is crucial for future Computer Studies student. Others cannot teach well in class because of the ratio of students to a teacher.figures are not enough. . Private schools charges skyrocketing tuition and miscellaneous fees to a student that parents are having a hard time to cope with the rising cost of education. He said that this student was so poor that teachers pay for everything so she can go to school. In a typical public school. The Philippines. many public schools are still lacking the basic computer laboratories and it is so ironic that computer nowadays. lacks sophisticated laboratories and facilities to cater the needs of the students. many see education not as necessity but a luxury they cannot afford. And when it is shown in class. For example. Even sending a child in a public school doesn’t fare better since even the poorest of the poor cannot afford to send a child in school.
and the reality bits of every Filipino family life… Their endeavors and struggles for survival in their daily living… Their overly fixated thirst for just supremacy in the land. As a future teacher. The government tries its best to give the country and it seemed not enough. the problems. Jessica Soho (the host) presented the situation of the public schools in the Greater Manila Area and also in other provinces… . we should work together to solve this problem. education is the key to that success. We probably all asking who’s to blame for all this mess. But if I can help solve this problem in my own little way.The state of Philippine education is indeed sad and disheartening. This is the bitter cup of a teacher to bear. If we want the highest quality of education in the country. And their undying hunger for good government policies and strategies. these problems will be a big cross to bear. the cross can be lighter and easier to bear. It talks about the present situation of the Philippines.Last night they tackled about the current situation of the Philippine Educational System. March 26. It is the problem of each and every one of us. Even Rizal said that for a country to progress. But we should not blame the government entirely since it is just not the government’s problems. we can attain that quality education we all hope for the best. But we cannot simply point finger since we all have responsibilities to solve these problem. posted by Archer's Mind at Post Item » True Agenda: On Philippine Educational System True Agenda: On Philippine Educational System Monday. 2007 Last night I watched the premiere telecast of The Philippine Agenda of GMA 7. Solving the problems of Philippine education is a long way to go but if we work for the better. But we must remember that the teacher and every one of us will determine the course of our country’s development through education. The program is related to the election coming May 2007.
One factor with regards to the increase number of students is of course the lack of teachers and government support which is also the same as in the province. and other materials necessary for teaching like blackboards and chalks. books. but the ratio per classroom in Greater Manila is 1 teacher per 120 students! (shocking). but still remains to be one of the poorest province in the land). In Masbate the problem is the lack of teachers. he lacks vitamins and minerals that can greatly affect his level of attentiveness. Another problem is the lack of books per student. and comprehensive skills… A child with no classroom writes Usual public classroom visuality . And it is a must for one student to copy everything in the book to the blackboard so that they can study what was written in the book (They could have had just photocopied the whole book for each student but another problem is. and above all are the trasnferees from private institutions because of yearly increase of tuition fees… And since the ratio per class is too many. The ratio per class in the Philippine setting should be 1 teacher per 30 students. they don't have Photocopy Machines available and the students don't have money for the said expense…). hence there will also be problems like lack of tables and chairs for most of the students. and low comprehension skills for the students especially the ones sitting at the back for they can no longer hear the voice of their teacher talking in front of them(not unless they have microphones or megaphones available per classroom…). One main problem is the number of students enrolled per class. And also they lack teachers which makes it hard for the students to cope in their studies… The problems in Greater Manila Area is slightly different from the provinces. They only have one book for the whole class… (sighs). and some or maybe a lot of students enrolled in public schools nowadays are malnourished… When a student is malnourished. They do have blackboards but a part (maybe 1/8th) of the blackboard they have is teared.Some of the schools featured have a lot of problems… Take for example in the provinces like in Masbate (Masbate is known for their rich minerals and lush beaches.
we are the third country with the most number of people that can understand and can speak english. Leaders that will help us surpass problems of reality… Leaders that have dignity and patriotism for their land. In other words: the more and better educated a people. The modern world in which we live is often termed a "knowledge society". It is just so devastating to know the current Educational System situation of the country. investment in human capital has become a condition for international competitiveness. The literacy rate of the Philippines now maybe too low (the last time I checked. the Philippines ranks number 41st in Mathematics and number 42nd in Science (I hope it's not true…). Thus. we cannot help but worry about the current situation that can greatly lessen the number of people who speaks and understands english in the future. And the last time I heard. regarding the labor markets. the economic development of a nation is a function of the quality of its education. the greater the chances of economic development. At the same time. In the Philippines. in a globalized setting. Leaders that have dreams and aspirations for the land and for the Filipino people… BE VIGILANT AND VOTE WISELY THIS COMING ELECTION!!! Tags: life Posted by janusrichardronimo at 2:41 PM | permalink The Crisis of Public Education in the Philippines By Ronald Meinardus According to the human capital theory. Although it is a fact (and I am proud of it).down the lessons. it was 97%)… Out of 45 countries(Pandemically speaking). Let this be a lesson for everybody to vote wisely this coming election… I hope and believe that we can have a good government leaders in the future. I can hardly think of another nation that is so much a part of a globalized economy than the Philippines with nearly ten per cent of the overall population working beyond the shores of the native land. . I often hear harsh criticism against the politics of globalization. education and information have become production factors potentially more valuable than labor and capital.
the educational system has helped overcome the gender gap. I may add. Historically. as the Philippine society is footing the bill for the education of millions of people. This said. the educational crisis in the Philippines is basically a crisis of public education. education has had an equalizing effect. in most modern societies. it is probably no coincidence that the National Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS). many of which offer first-class education to the privileged class of pupils. In effect.Brain drain. indeed. as one Filipino columnist wrote a while ago. Although I have been in this country for over a year now." Let me add an ideological note to the educational debate: Liberals are often accused of standing in the way of reforms that help overcome social inequalities. the Chairman of the Committee on Education of the House of Representatives. and later also the social divide. immigrants. From a liberal and democratic angle. "Education has become part of the institutional mechanism that divides the poor and the rich. it is particularly depressing as this has been the period that coincides with . I was impressed by the inputs from Representative Edmundo O. liberal think-tank of the Philippines. Arguably. the distinct social cleavage regarding educational opportunities remains problematic for more than one reason. With 95 per cent of all elementary students attending public schools. social and psychological aspects. is a devastating report card for the politicians who governed this nation in the said period." With the school year having just started and the media filled with reports on the all but happy state of public education in the country." said the Undersecretary -. This. they actively promote equality of opportunities in two distinct policy areas: education and basic heath care. "The quality of Philippine education has been declining continuously for roughly 25 years. invited me the other day to a public forum on the "Challenges on Educational Reform. who then spend the better part of their productive years abroad. the major challenge confronting the educational system in the country I come from is the integration of millions of mostly nonEuropean. Both gave imposing presentations on the state of Philippine education. the phenomenon also has an educational dimension. I am still astonished again and again by the frankness and directness with which people here address problems in public debates.and no one in the audience disagreed. this ongoing mass emigration constitutes an unparalleled brain drain with serious economic implications. Importantly. Reyes. The wealthy can easily send their offspring to private schools. Jr. educational reform tends to have a high ranking on the agenda of most liberal political parties in many parts of the world. for instance. Today. Apart from the much debated political. this leveling out in the context of schooling has not occurred in this part of the world. For this reason. in most cases Muslim. the poor Philippine educational system is indirectly subsidizing the affluent economies hosting the OFWs. In Germany. liberals value personal freedom higher than social equality. and DepEd Undersecretary Juan Miguel Luz. While. On the contrary. Still. Social divide. this was a very timely and welcome event.
I missed propositions for reform that are so far-reaching to merit the attribute structural.these remedies sound technocratic considering. preserving private schools. Gargantuan problems. establishing a nationwide testing system. "We can't build classrooms fast enough to accommodate" all these people. to me -. which is easier said than done considering the dramatic state of public finances. or one reduces the number of students. "the gargantuan magnitude of the problems besetting Philippine basic education. 2003 © All rights reserved .7 million babies are born every year. more than one speaker observed that the educational problems are structural in nature." While at the said forum. furniture and teaching materials. is easier said than done. who also recalled the much lamented lack of teachers." Dr.as a foreign observer -. at last count more than 17 million students are enrolled in this country's public schools. there are too little resources for too many students.org Business World Internet Edition: June 30. what one writer in this paper has recently termed. While the Undersecretary very patiently and impressively charted out the four policy directions of the political leadership of his ministry (taking teachers out of elections. But this." Let me highlight two figures: Reportedly. these individuals will claim their share of the limited educational provisions. the senior DepEd official stated the following: "Our schools are failing to teach the competence the average citizen needs to become responsible. considering the politics in this country -. In this situation. some 1. At an annual population growth rate of 2.3 per cent.democratic rule that was so triumphantly and impressively reinstalled after the dark years of dictatorship in 1986! Describing the quality of Philippine school education today.or to quote Congressman Reyes: "Given the very aggressive and active intervention of the Church addressing the population problem is very hard to tackle. In short. Ronald Meinardus was the former Resident Representative of the Friedrich-NaumannFoundation in the Philippines and a commentator on Asian affairs. there exist only two strategic alternatives: either. raising subsidies for a voucher system). In a short time. said the DepEd Undersecretary. We are graduating people who are learning less and less. Two alternatives. logically. This second alternative presupposes a systematic population policy. one increases the resources.fnst. too. aimed at reducing the number of births considerably. E-mail comments to liberal@philippines. productive and self-fulfilling.
For more information on the crisis of public education in the Philippines. please refer to: Liberal Perspectives on Philippine Education. .
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