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Joseph Rommel Cortez

Philosophical Foundation of Education

Professor Gerald Hilario

10 Recommendations to Enhance the Basic Philippine Education in The Philippines

1. Update ALL Books and Reading Materials. I strongly recommend that reading materials be re-
screened and improved. Basic education materials should be devoid of politics and should only
carry validated information. Validation should come from a government appointed group of
people without social, political and religious bias.

2. Add more classrooms. This has been a perennial problem in our country wherein the solution is
always a kilometer away. The reason I believe is that the problem is so closely intertwined with
our country’s politico-economic condition. To address this problem, major reforms are needed in
our political system and we also need a miracle in our financial system. A possible alternative
solution may come in the form of the private sector raising funds for the provision of additional
classrooms.

3. Improve the condition of ALL laboratories and facilities, in the case of absence, PROVIDE
laboratories and basic facilities. Laboratories are an essential part of development. Laboratories
provide a playground for imagination which will then germinate new ideas leading to
improvements and developments.

4. Hire more Teachers. Another perennial problem also associated with budget, hence a difficult one
to address. And again, a problem that needs a philanthropic act coming from the private sector. If
only the affluent from the private sector can come up with some sort of “ADOPT A TEACHER
PROGRAM” wherein they will be the ones to shoulder the expense of the additional faculty.

The teacher must be able to make the student see the importance of education to the POSSIBLE upliftment of their SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS. In cases where the bureaucracy fails to deliver. the students AND their families will not see practical value in education. The teacher must be able to relate education to the student’s life improvement. 7. feeding programs should continue. There should also be a close coordination between the school and the local sanitation authorities to ensure a clean and healthy environment for the students. The coordination between the school and the community health centers should be enhanced. Financial opportunities must be present. 6. the community must take the helm in supporting the families within it through community-based projects that can generate income for the families. This problem can only be addressed by providing BETTER TEACHERS since this is a pedagogical problem. Nutrition and SANITATION. Hence. Reduce DROP-OUT RATE. At the core of the problem is the family of the student. 10. The family itself must be able to provide support for the child’s education. the students must see the value of education. Health is wealth. COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT. Improve the learning experience. Students need a conducive environment and conducive status to thrive and learn. Another problem that can be solved by an “ADOPT A TEACHER PROGRAM”. . Maintenance of Health. FAMILY EMPOWERMENT. 9. Screening of teachers should be transparent and as much as possible reliable and with NO HINT OF BIAS. Another problem that is closely associated with financial status. Curb BRAIN-DRAIN. 8. First and foremost. Without the understanding of the relationship between education and financial improvement. How to go about this problem is a HERCULEAN TASK since the solution involves a multi-dimensional approach.5.