B. REDUCING RESOURCE BACKLOGS
Multigrade Program in Philippine Education (MPPE)
Program in Philippine Education (MPPE) supports the DepEd thrust to improve access, equity and quality in the delivery of
basic education through capability building of multigrade teachers, documentation of effective practices in MG schools, preparation/provision
of school buildings and facilities through Adopt-A-School Program and sustainability of the implementation of the awards and
MPPE is implemented
through the following sub-projects:
a) Search for Multigrade Teacher Achiever
The Search for
Multigrade Teacher Achiever, a sub-project of the Multigrade Program in Philippine Education (MPPE), is a quest for the most
outstanding teacher assigned in a multigrade school. The award recognizes the
exemplary performance, contribution, and dedication of multigrade teachers to the development of school children in disadvantaged,
deprived and underserved schools in far-flung areas. The search also serves as
an avenue to provide assistance to these schools and recognize the efforts of the community in supporting education. This,
likewise, supports the efforts in the MPPE to retain quality teachers in the Multigrade schools. Awarding of thirteen (13)
winners for the 2003 Search was held last March.
b) The Training Video on Multigrade Instruction
The Training Video
on Multigrade Instruction is a documentary video on multigrade teaching practices. It
shows effective teaching strategies and other important information about the multigrade school. It serves as an orientation and in-service training material on Multigrade instruction for multigrade teachers
and school administrators. It could be used during training sessions in schools,
divisions or regions or as a self-learning training video for new Multigrade teachers.
Two hundred thirty
(230) copies of training video with viewing manual/facilitator’s guide were reproduced.
Said training videos are being readied for distribution to the regions and divisions next month.
c) Little Red Schoolhouse Project (LRSHP)
The project is
funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. in coordination with DepEd. This
is a 5-year project which aims to provide fifty (50) adequately equipped three-room school buildings in priority Multigrade
schools in the country since its inception in 1998. Training of MG teachers,
school administrators and supervisors on MG instruction is part of the project as well as training on leadership skills for
Last summer, the
Summer Training on MG Instruction (Phase III for Batch 5) was held at Traders Hotel. A total of sixty four (64) division coordinators,
schoolheads and MG teachers participated in the training.
C. EXPANDING ACCESS TO BASIC EDUCATION AND IMPROVING EQUITY
This is an alternative
mode of delivery of basic education to address the need of regular children including those with disabilities. It also involves the development of support learning materials for teachers especially those in the far-flung
Distance Education for Public Elementary Schools (DEPES)
aims to address problems of big enrolment, and children in geographically disadvanataged areas with limmited or no
access to education through the provision of self-learning materials. This will likewise address children with special needs
who are unable to attend regular classes due to disabilities
Distance Training for Teachers
(DISTEACH) is a program for teachers where majority of the instruction occurs while teacher-trainees and trainers
are at a distance from one another. Interaction is done through the use of print
and non-print materials. Print materials come in the form of modules, course
guides/text, readings and other print formats. Non-print materials include cassette/video
tapes and CDs.
Dropout Intervention Program
This program aims
to reduce the incidence of dropout and improve the achievement level of pupils through the implementation of interventions
such as breakfast feeding, multilevel materials, parent-teacher partnership and provision for school supplies. For its positive results, the program was institutionalized in ten (10) divisions and forty (40) schools.
Institutionalization of Early Childhood Care and Development
The project supports the DepEd’s thrust to provide preschool experiences to 5-year old children most
especially in the disadvantaged areas. This program was launched in 1993 and
was initially implemented in the twenty (20) priority divisions for countryside development programs.
Early Childhood Development Project. This provides integrated services on health, nutrition,
psychological development and early education for disadvantaged children 0 to 6 years old in Regions 6, 7 and 12. The project addresses the problem faced by Filipino children such as infant and child mortality, malnutrition,
poor psychosocial development and low school readiness.
As of June 2004, 16, 928 teachers have been trained/retrained on the enhanced 8-week curriculum. Likewise, they have been provided with the following instructional materials (PEHT, DRS, 8-Weedk Curriculum,
Adarna books, Lumikha ng Kuwento, Storytelling manual, Songs, Poems and Toys, Songs, Poems & Toys, Songs, Tapes for Young
Children, Table Blocks, Multicolored Spindle, Tangrams, Cubes, Wooden Beads, Radio Casette Player, Unit Blocks, Counting Frames,
Picture Dominoes, Lacing Beads, Video tapes (ECE Training), Sets of Storybooks)
Readiness tests and achievement tests in Grade I are administered to find the effect of the 8-week curriculum
on the readiness and achievement level of the Grade I children.
In March 2004, sixty (60) classes were given achievement tests. Forty (40) classes were also given pretests
this opening of the school year. Seven (7) sets of monitoring tools have been developed to evaluate the implementation of
Preschool Service Contracting Scheme. This project is a six-month program that provides preschool experiences to prospective Grade I enrollees in the 5th
and 6th class municipalities and in urban poor areas. Service providers
are private schools and/or NGOs that are involved in early childhood education.
DepEd Preschool Program. This
project provides preschool experiences
to 5-year old children, most especially in the disadvantaged areas. This project
was launched in 1993 and initially implemented in the twenty (20) priority divisions for countryside development programs.
Program for Gifted and Talented. This is a preparatory program for 5 year-old
children who manifest superior intelligence beyond their chronological age. This
will address the education, aesthetic and social needs of these children.
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