What’s Along the Timeline?

From 1908 to 1936 to 1982, to 1987 to 1991 to 2003 … and now we’re already in 2015.

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Will we ever GET THERE?

From Civic to Non-Formal, from policies and memorandums; to Republic Acts and Presidential Decrees — and now we’re already in 2015!

The TIMELINE  HAS LONG BEEN SET YEARS BACK!

… and RIGHT THERE, WE BEGUN “DREAMING” … and HOPING … and ANTICIPATING!

Many did DREAM that some souls would COME IN RESCUE.

Innocent children waited … are still waiting as of yet… THAT SOON, SOMEBODY WOULD HELP “MAKE THEM WHAT THEY SHOULD BECOME”!

YET, what was there along the TIMELINE?

Have we really started as much as History gives us the trace?

What do we have at present in REALITY?  What’s our say about the current Literacy Situation in our beloved Philippines aided by those Legal Basis of Alternative Learning System?

And considering the Philosophy: that SPARK OF HOPE, the Vision, Mission, Nature & Goals of such System where everything started, WOULD WE GET SOME ANSWER: “WILL WE EVER GET THERE?”

Along the LINES, with the important events that brought us where we are and what we have right now, could it be that: we may not have really considered LOOKING INTO THE HEART OF THE MATTER? Yet, if so, what is it that we haven’t gazed our “hearts on” after all?

And, should it be enough that we, being INTO THE MAINSTREAM of the 21st Century Education, would just keep on clicking #LIKE, sharing our dreamers’ status into our own timeline and posting our comments into theirs? What then, do you FEEL should be YOUR CALL?

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50 thoughts on “What’s Along the Timeline?”

  1. First of all, I’d like to go back to my favorite saying that goes this way…”What we need is not a new government but a new heart and mind.” Putting ourselves into the true calling of educating the youth is not difficult. Way back, we don’t even have the luxuries that is considered a “need” nowadays like the internet/wifi connections, laptops, cellphones and the like…no Google, no Bing, no Yahoo etc…we couldn’t even afford to buy a single volume from a set of encyclopedias but we were able to finish our studies and get a decent job.
    At present, the government wants everyone to be in the classroom, to learn and to have a diploma. What is not right is that we have a high literacy rate but we are not able to give everyone a decent job with a high pay to raise a family and send kids to school with a rent-free house.
    We have lots of programs in the DepEd, CHED and TESDA to uplift the status of learning but still we stay way far below when it comes to achievements as compared to other countries in Asia..We still have lingering problems of unemployment, hunger, different kinds of crime in society and of course the root of all of these problems…
    CORRUPTION….
    My idea of education is not changing the kind of curriculum from time to time but focusing ourselves on how to bring out the best of learning from our students. Teach them how to have a life in this world, a life that is simple but something that they could be proud of. Like the ALS, it’s teaching them how to live by means of enhancing the skill that they already have. Something that would be ingrained in their minds as they grow older and not something that is learned in school but after graduation, they’re not able to use it in their lives.

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  2. WILL WE EVER GET THERE?

    YES……….. but not this year 2015…..

    According to the latest report by UNESCO, Philippines fails to meet the targets for Education For All (EFA) 2015 and shows that there are still gaps to fill to reach the target.

    The main reason why there are still gaps in reaching the target for EFA is because our government education budget allocation is still way below for the recommended six percent (6%) of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as our government is allocating the education sector only 2.6 percent of the GDP.

    If the government will follow the recommended 6% for the education budget allocation, we can fill all the gaps to reach the target of EFA and we can address all the educational needs nowadays.

    By having this budget allocation we can also enhanced our Alternative Learning System (ALS) which aims to open more educational opportunities for Filipino citizens of different interests, demographic characteristics, socioeconomic origins and status as well as addressing the needs of marginalized groups.

    But since we are still waiting for this time to come, as a TEACHER we can help to fill this gaps by providing our students the BEST QUALITY EDUCATION they need by being the BEST, EFFICIENT and EFFECTIVE Teacher.

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    1. I will going start my comment about this Educational issue “What’s Wrong Along the Timeline?” with the most popular word “CHANGE” the most constant of all the word in english dictionary.

      There are two kinds of Change namely; a CHANGE to become better and a Change to become worst.

      How many times we Changed our Education Curriculum from 1908 up to present? Is there any study about what curriculum ever developed from 1908 up to the present became effective? is there any further study on students population who graduated from a certain curriculum being used during their school years? I don’t think there was a concrete study about all this questions.

      Everybody wanted Changes to cope up the world! YES! I’m also for Changes but not for the WORST…… I’m for the Betterment of the whole Educational system.

      What’s wrong along the TIMELINE?

      My answer to this question are the following:

      1. Poor planning
      2. No political will
      3. Wrong delivery of knowledge
      4. Poor implimentation of curriculum
      5. No evaluation and analysis of graduates

      For me, “The status (sycho-social, spiritual, values in life, character and attitudes) of the Students that we have now are the products of the curriculum in which their parents used during their school years because of the fact that parents are the first teachers of their children.

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  3. • WHAT WAS THERE ALONG THE TIMELINE?
    Along the timeline, The Department of Education with the aid support of the policies, memorandum, Republic Acts and Presidential Decrees has been working on the goals beyond the struggles and obstacles that it has been facing.

    The big question now is: How is the Philippines when it comes to the present literacy status? Have we come at least close to attaining our wildest dream for education as far as the Legal Basis of Alternative Learning System is concern?

    • WHAT DO WE HAVE AT PRESENT IN REALITY?
    EFA has expanded the delivery of education from the traditional school system to an alternative learning system (ALS). Without undermining the traditional school system, the DepEd’s ALS has been proven effective in delivering basic literacy for illiterates; functional literacy non-formal education for elementary and secondary out-of-school learners; and functional literacy informal education for all. ALS has opened greater opportunities to those who were once deprived of formal education. It gives chance to those who want to make their livelihood. However, there are still some gaps in performance which require greater efforts to accelerate and reach national EFA targets this year since there are emerging and persistent issues such as sufficient budget, accessibility and availability of non-formal schools in remote areas that make universal education attainment a challenge. Considering these circumstances, the government’s pledge to achieve EFA and meet the in the year 2015 (this year) the six goals: Goal 1: Achieving Early Childhood Education (ECE) / Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD); Goal 2: Achieving universal primary/basic education; Goal 3: Achieving Learning and Life Skills for Youths and Adults; Goal 4: Achieving Adult Literacy; Goal 5: Achieving Gender Parity and Equality; and Goal 6: Achieving Quality of Education – is way far from reality yet.

    • WILL WE GET THERE?
    Well, “Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there someday.” 🙂 -A.A. Milne. Success doesn’t happen overnight. We must continue our advocacy. While much has been accomplished, there is still more to do until we meet our goals that we have been waiting for so long.

    • WHAT IS THAT WE HAVEN’T GAZED OUR “HEARTS ON” after all?
    I think what our hearts haven’t gazed on is HUMILITY in knowing that we serve a purpose larger than ourselves. As educators, we must give to the people the ability to make their own way forward. Only then we can be able to influence others to believe in their dreams as well. Because no matter how we make changes in our curriculum, no matter how we reach out to them, everything is useless if we fail to touch their HEARTS.

    • WHAT THEN DO YOU FEEL SHOULD BE YOUR CALL?
    As teachers, we must encourage people to release their capacities, rather than giving them what they do not have. It is the core engine of human development and, in this respect, its impact has to be seen in terms of its benefit to communities and individuals, rather than merely in terms of whether individuals are able to read and write or sign their names. Literacy expands our scope to act, while extending our duties and responsibilities.

    That’s my take. With this, I shall leave this quotable quote of Julius Nyerere, “Education is not a way to escape poverty – It is a way of fighting it. 🙂

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  4. 👍 Lerma P. Inocencio 👍
    EDM 518
    There are a lot of great attention in the timeline of alternative learning system for the thing that makes better of the quality of education in the past and even at present from concerned individuals and groups, apart from the leaders of the Department of Education, and the administration and legislative officials. Are there projects along the timeline of Alternative Learning System that make a major turning point for the Philippine education system? Will the enhanced education curriculum in every term of the government from year 1908 up to now prove to be the key in preparing our youth for the future? Indeed a bold reform in the country’s education system is being tried every term of our past presidents, not to mention, an immense goal to be accomplished. We shall all take pride as Filipino graduates are already being recognized little by little by the rest of the world as their equal as far as we are talking about the present time. I don’t like to think that there’s really huge experimental projects our government is doing in their terms from one time to another but a sincere move to help the young citizens of our nation to achieve a better education that is available for all is worth believing. I believe that we will get there and the projects for improvement of our education will really cater every Filipino youth to achieve quality education and end all the dire shortages in teachers, education materials and facilities and will indeed reached a milestone in the Philippine education system.👍

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  5. WHAT’S ALONG THE TIMELINE?
    “Will we ever get there?” Every person involved in education has his own responsibility to achieve what he envisions in the future. DEPED, CHED and TESDA have lots of programs to fulfil the goal of providing a good education for every citizen of the Philippines. These programs, however, will never be enough without the funds necessary for their implementation. Maybe, we can consider corruption as one obstacle to such full implementation. Corruption in these three government sectors is both systemic, but final responsibility rests with the individual. Officials who accept money just to approve applications with deficiencies, and employees who facilitate cutting corners for personal gain, all contributes to deeply entrench corruption.
    Another factor is prioritization. The budget for education has not been properly distributed, thus resulting in the failure to achieve the goal of quality education for all (EFA). Teachers are overworked and overwrought because of the number of student handled by one teacher in one classroom. Because of the lack of budget, the numerous students are not properly given the right assistance needed. Teacher and classrooms are insufficient, especially in remote areas in the provinces. Most schools in these remote areas are neglected by the government and the said government agencies. Teachers who are assigned in remote areas sometimes need to cross rivers, because there are no bridges. These teachers do not receive additional financial assistance in situations such as these.
    The government institutions are not the only culprits. Teachers and students themselves should also take responsibility. Some students are not responsible enough to do their part in securing good quality education for themselves. Some of them lack proper guidance. Some of them become parents at an early age. Some would rather choose to roam around the streets with their ‘barkadas’ rather than to study and finished their course.
    We may not be able to achieve the education goals, which has been so beautifully set out in our Constitution because these reasons hinder us. If only every individual will be responsible enough for their actions, then we might say we will be able to get there… In the meantime, we teachers need to continue on. As long as there are students, we must continue to impart knowledge, inculcate critical thinking, and inspire pursuit of excellence. Who knows, someday one of our students will be a leader who will be instrumental in making government better, and our institutions more responsive to our needs.

    by: Felix B. Cordero EDM 518

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  6. EDNA OSORIO
    EDM 518
    Philippine education has undergone so many stages of development from the Spanish times to the present. To meet the changing needs of the society, EDUCATION has served as the focus of emphases or priorities of different leaders at certain periods in our national struggle as a race.
    But what is really along this timeline? Will we ever get there?

    I guess not at this time. Why? In the past few years of my teaching career Education has undergone a lot of changes in its curriculum. Why do we need to change them? Aren’t we serving the same purpose of educating the minds of our students and not just some new curriculum design that teachers need to follow? Our objective in teaching is to mould the minds of our student as a preparation for a better future and I think changes in the curriculum that important. The Philippines has a high rate of literacy but very low rate of available jobs for our students who finished their studies and either ends up jobless of leave the country to work abroad. You see the problem is in our government itself…too many corrupt government officials who wants to show-off while they are in active service. And at the same time put into their own pockets some of the budget intended for education. Anyway, as long as we teachers are doing our best in our field then let’s continue what we are doing and expect that as years would fade away.. somehow, someway things would be better for our future generations to come.
    God Bless!

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  7. Everyone should know the goal of education. We should focus on the mission and vision. Alternative Learning System offers every Filipino for that so called “education for all”. As time flies, we can observed that it takes a lot before we reach the common goal. As an educator we plays a big role in the field of education, we should be the one who contribute to the development of our educational system. Stop complaining and looking for the negative things occurring within the system. We are all asking the government for increase of salary, more number of classrooms, additional numbers of teacher, supply of learning materials and etc. We focus on things we may ASK or DEMAND but once in a while did we ask ourselves what are the things we can GIVE, we can CONTRIBUTE for the development of the system. In an organization each subordinates play a big role in the success of their goal, its not only the head of the organization who is responsible for its success.Likewise its not only the government that should contribute do their part for the success that we want. We as the subordinates should do our things as well. – Richelle d.C Makasiar

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  8. WILL WE EVER GET THERE??
    YES!! WITHOUT CORRUPTION?? YES!! WITH THE HELP OF GOOD SET OF LEADERS IN THE GOVERNMENT, YES!!!

    -the reason why the education in the Philippines is not MOVING FORWARD despite of the years had passed is because the system in the government is not changing, we are still facing the these issues, problems and struggles about education because the government is using the same solutions over and over again..they need to have the right values and morals in able to address the problems. the budget is the most important thing to pursue all the programs of DepEd, that is one of the solution that our country needs to address the problems like lack of classroom in different schools, books, computers and a lot more!!these things involve a lot of money!! but because of the CORRUPTION that eats our whole country for sooooo long we are still stuck on the same situation.. but for me, as a teacher instead of blaming the government might as well lets look for alternative solution and apply it on our classroom,implement in our school..

    let us be reminded that GOODNESS and GODLINESS is still one of the best trait of Filipinos, lets not stop believing that someday god will provide our country the perfect set of a good leaders, someone who is honest, and with high integrity that will help us achieve the EXCELLENCY that were aiming for a long time regarding to the education of the Philippines!!

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  9. The climax of the timeline of the Philippine Education is the EFA 2015 and the flagship of it is the Alternative Learning System (ALS). There are a lot of success story behind the ALS and it could not be ignored the fact that it had change the lives of many Filipinos. ALS is doing its little part to educate those who are wishing to continue their studies or train Filipinos to be entrepreneur, be part of the work force or the extent of being an OFW.
    I’ve seen the dedication of the livelihood teachers, Abot-Alam teachers and Instructional Managers. How about the school heads? How many school heads are immerse in ALS Program, the fact that they are getting as more stipend than these teachers who are the frontliners of ALS.
    In the mainstream of ALS, there are issues that are not settled. Is it really because of the lack of funds. Where is transparency even in ALS? When there’s no transparency, the government can’t blame the people to accuse them for corruption.

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  10. Everyone is looking for a bright future, as we Filipino, we value much education because our parents inculcated in our hearts that we must finished our studies because education is the key to unlock poverty & lead to a greener pasture.
    TIMELINE….where are we now?
    From 1908 up to present, I can say that the main goal of the Department of Education is not fully achieved because of these factors;
    • Political system
    • Inconsistency of the implementation
    • Poverty/ Unemployment
    In terms of political system, the leadership turn-over greatly affect the full implementation of changes in the curriculum because all leaders want to have their own ideas on how they will be remembered to the point that they sacrifice our ultimate goal in educational curriculum.
    Still asking myself, maybe they are not really aware on the ULTIMATE GOAL? Or they give more importance on the legacy (self-agenda)? As a result, each leader is kept on changing &revising the curriculum that results to the inconsistency of the full implementation like K-12 curriculum that we have. Some of the leaders in authority are trying to stop due to some reasons…BUT….
    The next reason is POVERTY. Resources in planning are very important to consider because without this it’s just a plan or a piece of paper. It serves as an engine on how to start, to run, & accomplished the specific goal. Due to rampant CORRUPTION in our government the budget intended for education is not properly used.
    “WILL WE EVER GET THERE?”
    Absolutely Yes! If our next set o leaders has a high MORAL ASCENDANCY who will selflessly serve our country with clear understanding on the path in achieving the goal.
    As a TEACHER….
    Giving my best and my heart in mentoring our students and helping them to be a better person is one significant and noble thing that I can give in our field of education. Be a role model in words & in deeds.

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  11. Erwin A. Cabasan
    Fort Bonifacio High School, Makati City

    WHAT’S ALONG THE TIMELINE?
    WILL WE EVER GET THERE?

    These questions lingered in the minds of all stakeholders of education. The hot issue nowadays is focused on the current curriculum which is the K to 12.

    I would like to first answer the the question WHAT’S ALONG THE TIMELINE.

    The 1987 Philippine Constitution puts special premium on education and accords it with the highest budgetary priority. Article XIV, Section 1, in particular, explicitly provides: “The State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels.” Article XIV, Section 5. (5) clearly mandates the State to “assign the highest budgetary priority for education.”

    However, despite these constitutional guarantees, current performance indicators showed a dismal picture of the quality of education in the country. Participation rates have worsened, dropout rates remain high and the Philippines continues to perform poorly in both national and international assessment tests.

    According to the Department of Education (DepEd), the congested curriculum is partly to blame for this bleak situation. The DepEd claimed that forcing in 10 years a curriculum that is learned by the rest of the world in 12 years has been quite a challenge for both Filipino teachers and students. The Philippines before was the only country in Asia that has a 10-year basic education cycle and one of the three remaining countries in the world, together with Djibouti and Angola of Africa, that retains a 10-year pre-university education system.

    The Department of Education had implemented the K-12 program. But is this really the answer to the present handicap of our educational system? Will adding two years bring more benefits? Or will it just result to more financial implications, not only to the parents but also to the government? This is a concern that has to be addressed before it becomes too late for us to realize the impact it will create in the succeeding years.

    The educational system does not receive much budget from the government. This resulted to poor facilities. Schools in the rural areas do not receive much support from the government. School supplies such as books are received by them almost at the end of the year. What use will it give the pupils and students? To add more insult, textbooks contain a lot of errors in spelling and facts presented. This is a clear indication of a government’s failure to provide the basic services needed by its people.

    Politics in education is an issue that presently pervades educational system in the country. The government, specifically the legislators, is inept in formulating laws that can address the crisis in the educational system.

    A sad reality that is happening right now is the formulation of policies with the main purpose of making our educational system at par with those in other countries, but there are no concrete guidelines as to how these are to be implemented. Most educational experts are technocrats with no experience in the field. Yes, their programs are good, to say the least, but because of their lack of experience in actual classroom teaching, they fail to study the application of these programs. One specific example is the Bridge Program that was implemented a few years ago. This program assessed the competency of Grade Six pupils to be promoted to High School. There were grade six pupils who scored below the passing mark that were made to repeat grade six to bridge their admission to high school. Thus, this added another year of elementary schooling. However, after a year of its implementation, the program was stopped. Worst, teachers in the classrooms were not duly informed of the reasons for its non-continuance. This is just one of the many educational programs implemented in the Philippine educational system that were not properly monitored and evaluated. This brings to a conclusion that Filipinos are only good planners but not good implementers and evaluators.

    Now will we ever get there?

    I would like to believe that the current curriculum would really address to problems faced by the country’s educational system. As a flexible educator, I would like to feel confident that this would eventually promote the Education’s thrust “Quality Education”.

    Let’s cross our fingers then. 🙂

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  12. ANNA MARIE PATAJO-CABANSAG
    DO NOT ASK WHAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO FOR YOU, ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE GOVERNMENT”.People always tend to blame the government for what is happening but did we ever ask ourselves what have we done and shared for the betterment of our country. Given the current situation of education in the Philippines, it is as clear as water that we do not have the best and quality education BUT this should not affect our desires to alleviate our educational system. Yes, the government has so many flaws but let us also do our share to improve the things we think need improvements.
    Can we really 100% eliminate dropouts in the school system? With all honesty, that is an impossible job to accomplish. With the numberof separated islands we have, going to far flung areas is a herculean task. We can start in our own barangay helping children realize the value of education.I being a teacher, can influence a great number of people.
    Let us not allow history affect our present. The decrees, the presidential orders and the other memorandum are all just pieces of papers but it is still in our hands that will shape the future of our students and moreover our country.

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  13. Reblogged this on nhorsawato and commented:
    The TIMELINE gave us an updates on the three days of our life which are yesterday, today and tomorrow. In line with the Alternative Learning System (ALS), yesterday was a great job for our educators who pursued to create a program intended for the out of school youths (OSYs).

    The program gave the OSYs an opportunity to continue to learn the knowledge and skills that they need to improve the quality of their lives. In the beginning of the program, there are a lot of challenges that are being encountered, but of course, those obstacles contributed a lot to improve or enhance the program. I agreed that was not perfect but at least we started.

    ALS today has a lot of sub program components such as Basic Literacy Program (BLP), Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E), Indigenous Peoples Education (IPED), Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education in Alternative Learning System (ALIVE in ALS), Alternative Learning System for Differently-Abled Persons (ALS-DAP), Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH), Parent Education, Family Basic Literacy Program (FBLP), Radio-Based Instruction (RBI) and Informal Education for Disadvantaged Children. Thses programs contributed to achieve the targets that are stipulated in the issued Memoranda, Order and Republic Acts. However, we are not yet able to achieve the Mission, Vision and Goal that we dreamt due to some reasons.

    In REALITY, the kind of leaders and some of the laws that we have today are the factors behind the failure of all the programs of the government not just ALS. The separation of the church and state is one of many causes of having corrupt leaders, night clubs and bars, gambling, lawyers that turns in to liars etc. that the people worked just to earn money for living without considering the “ABOVE”.

    ALS for tomorrow is a “HOPE” because this is only a program that will address the concern of everyone that needs education inside and outside the classrooms. I believed that we can still achieve our targets only if we will adopt the theory of change in to good and positive that will start from ourselves.

    I am hoping the core values of DepEd which are Maka-Tao, Maka-Kalikasan, Maka-Bansa and most especially Maka-Diyos will not only be realized in the wall of all the gates of each school, but in the mind, heart and action of all types of learners for better future of all the citizens living this country.

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  14. Education timeline
    According to the Education Commission (EDCOM) Report of 1991 that same problems were reported since the Monroe Survey in 1925, there is no significant improvement in Philippine education.

    Idealistically we are almost there now.

    From the different programs and innovations made by the DepEd and other institutional organizations education in the Philippines had reached that far. Major turns had been made, abrupt changes in the curriculum to be implemented are ordered to take full effect to achieve the millennium goals of EFA 2015. Teachers undergo mass trainings to fit in the realization of this vision.

    But…

    In reality we could say it was just a beautiful dream we all envision. Though the government is trying to cover up for the K to 12 Curriculum’s “weakness” for years of implementation, the same kind of problem is being brought out by the teachers. And since the government has exerted money, time, effort and made this a bill, teachers are opposing yet ready to execute the new curriculum.

    So as teacher who is part of the current curriculum, we may have our own opinion and stand on this matter. Taking all the risk to bridge whatever problem we encounter because in our hands the future depends. Change is inevitable; helping our students to realize and achieve their dreams made us an inch or two taller than our actual size.

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  15. Considering that since 1908 program for education had been raised, new program also arises to empower the Filipino with “desirable knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will enable him to think critically and creatively, act innovatively and humanely in improving the quality of his life and that of his family, community and country.” Non Formal Education aims to reduce the number of illiterate out-of-school youth and adults with need-based literacy programs, plus continue education through basic development projects According to the results of the 2003 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS), about one in 10 of the population 10 to 64 years old cannot read and write or basically illiterate.
    As part of the Administration’s vow for greater inclusive development by investing in the Filipino people, the Department of Education (DepEd) received P367.1 billion from the P2.606-trillion 2015 National Budget to become the top gainer among government agencies.
    The budget increase of 18.6 percent– as compared to P309.5 billion in 2014—will support the National Government’s thrust for improving people’s access to quality education, including the successful implementation of the K to 12 Program. With this data and timeline of our education, I think we can get there, provided that the real budget for education be given to the proper agency, be properly used and distributed and be wisely ALOCATED by the concerned people. Through the help of TEACHERS like us we can get there. Let’s improve our way of teaching, be professional, be equipped with the use of new technology, be prepared for the constant change of education, be open minded and always remember that we should be a major part of change, of success

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  16. EDUCATION here in our country is in great importance because it is the primary avenue for upward social and economic mobility. Philippine educational system has a very deep history from the past in which it has undergone several stage of development going to the present system if education. Education Laws and Policies that have been enacted and emplemented throughout history are testaments to this. And one of the GOALS of Philippine Education is “Education for All”that was mandated by Presidential Proclamation 480. But..unfortunately, Along the Timelime…. with all the Laws and Policies for the development of education system with alocated budget, Still we are not yet able to achieve the programs of Education for All. Because in reality, many filipinos didnt recieve their rights…. that is individual’s rights to have an Eduacation.
    As a teacher,let’s do our part to make a diffirence! impart knowledge and shaping to the life’s of our students.We are the one who actually executed all the programs by the DepEd. And with the help & support of our government, we can attain the goals of OUR DREAMS!!! EDUCATION FOR ALL”

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  17. Antonina A. Canceran
    What’s along the timeline?

    Education is the key to success, which is the principle of many, which is the reason why many Filipinos can sell their properties just to cater the basic need of their children. These families like us carefully plan our future in order to uplift our lives from poverty. The timeline shows how far the education in our country has gone through in order to achieve our goal, “The Education for All”. And now it is already 2015, Can we do it? Can we achieve our goal as an educator to bring all the children in the school? Educational system in our country has gone through a lot of changes, this changes are the big factor why we are still striving to achieve our goal. But what are the barriers that hinder us to achieve our goal?
    1. Political rivalries
    2. Poor Educational Planning
    3. Graft and Corruption
    4. Changes in Curriculum

    This barriers may hinder us, but it will never stop us to DREAM that someday we can make it. In God’s on time! as long as, we keep on doing our part as a teacher. We as a catalyst of Change! can fill the gap. As Chinese Proverb says:
    When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.

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  18. A history is always part of the present…We can never move forward without looking back at our past.What’s along the timeline?Actually there is nothing wrong about it…What matter most is the present and Will we ever get there?Yes we will ever get there if we are just optimistic that we can do it.Indeed we see good signs in terms of our literacy rate.We see improvement and still continue HOPING that on the years to come we will still see continuing progress in terms of literacy rate. Blaming anyone is not the key.Lets go hand in hand and realize our DREAMS.We teachers plays a great role to mould our youth.In everything that we do to educate the child,let us do it with meaning and purpose.
    “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
    ― Aristotle

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  19. What was there along the TIMELINE? History is always considered to see our present situation. We never had the present without a traced of the past. An idea to note that even before an effort has made to educate in the form of nonformal education .A trace of the past that education is already given noticed.
    What do we have at present in REALITY? The existing condition of the Philippines in terms of literacy rate shows that educational system is in progress. We cannot get a 100% literacy rate but in the years to come we will come into realizing our dreams.
    WILL WE EVER GET THERE?” We will what we need is an optimistic view on this matter. Blaming anyone is not a solution. Let us do our share and be a partner of our government. Let us serve our clientele with all our hearts. We teachers is an important key player in education.
    Yet, if so, what is it that we haven’t gazed our “hearts on” after all? Education is not just merely giving the child the concepts but I think the bottom line is we need to educate them with heart.
    THE INFLUENCE OF A GOOD TEACHER CAN NEVER BE ERASED.

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  20. Antonina A. Canceran
    EDM 518

    Education is the key to success, which is the principle of many, which is the reason why many Filipinos can sell their properties just to cater the basic need of their children. These families like us carefully plan our future in order to uplift our lives from poverty , because we believe that this is the only way to aid poverty in our country, that’s why policy makers try to improve our educational systems through various programs and one of that programs is Alternative Learning System.

    What’s along the timeline?

    The timeline shows how far the educational system in our country has gone through a lot of CHANGES in order to achieve our goal, “The Education for All”. This changes has its own advantages and dis advantages, but it’s more on advantages. Because ALS is the bridge to fill the gap, Alternative learning system, symbolizes CHANCE and OPPORTUNITY. Chance for those who are unable to pursue education because of many circumstances, like poverty, ALS also gives opportunity to every Filipino who wants to pursue their studies despite of their ages or status in life. ALS is one of the way to aid the literacy rate of the country.
    Will we ever get there? Yes we can! (Even though not this year), as long as we are helping each other to achieve our goal. We as teachers should be open to any changes (Curriculum) that will help us to improve our way of teaching, we should support the programs of Department Education, as long as this will be a great help to improve the quality of education. WE CAN MAKE IT! As our dear Principal always says; “Kayang kaya,kung tulong tulong(K.K.K.T.T)”.

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  21. It’s all the little things that count. As an educator it’s the giving more and asking less. As a teacher, I adhere to the dream, believe, and survive method, moving from one paradigm to another shift or reference, my timeline – our timeline must have been clearer. Our travel from end point to another point will sure go to an end. One’s IQ as Well as EQ should be the combination of brilliance likewise radiance, to handle an evolving change of innovation and modernization. Timeline gives you the chance to backtrack the past, stay track on the present. In one’s timeline, start anywhere you can. Give your best shot to whatever it is in front of you- an opportunity will begin to find you. It’s called developing a reputation. As a values teacher – I, plant and I bloom where I stay. The universe is always nudging us with gentle signals. When we miss the signals, it nudges us with sledge hammer. Growth is most painful when we resist it.

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  22. It took me sometime to give my most sincere and honest answer to your questio “Will we ever GET THERE?” maam.
    My heart’s answer is YES.. but there are several things to be observed in order for us to get there
    1. Enormous change in the system; We should have leaders who will commit themselves to change the system for the better. I believe it must start by critically knowing the candidates before voting.. hehehe
    2. Teachers who “Live to Teach”. The teachers passion for teaching the students is so precious. Teachers who show compassion to his students are often the “idol” and motivation of the students to strive harder.
    3. Parents’ involvement. parents participation in shaping/molding the minds of the youth in vital. Learners with supportive parents are the ones who achieve well in class.
    4. Students’ willingness and determination. A self-motivated person will see no obstacles/problem too big to handle. a student must be willing to move mountains just to reach his goals.
    GETTING THERE is a long and hard journey to travel… But if everyone is willing to embrace the changes/innovations… WE CAN.. Slowly..Cautiously.. Surely.. Definitely… WE WILL GET THERE!

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  23. We all know how Filipinos value education but due to various reasons, many Filipinos were not given the opportunity to attend or finish formal basic education. And the government, as the main institution that ensures betterment for all the citizens, tries to lessen the numbers of those students who did not have the chance to acquire the basic education that they need. One way to address this problem by the government is the creation of the Alternative Learning System (ALS).

    The ALS opens the windows of opportunities for the less privilege Filipinos for them to have a chance to complete basic education in an approach that is convenient to their current situations. Even the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps of the Aquino administration is also a help to reach out the unfortunate fellowmen. The 4Ps of the government believes that it could somehow support the basic education of the children whose parents couldn’t finance them.

    Despite the government’s effort to provide the Filipino’s basic education, its results that aim to produce change are still not palpable because the Education For All (EFA) is not yet fully achieved. What are the main factors that contribute to this problem? Is the government the one to be criticized? Do we need to put the blame on overpopulation? To the high tuition fees that hinder the desire to pursue schooling? Or to the lack of job opportunities for the students’ parents? Maybe the fact that public schools are still a scarcity and not within the reach of the students in some regions also needs to be evaluated. These are the questions we need to ponder on.

    Apparently, I will just let the officials be concerned about it and still hoping that someday the condition of our country in terms of education will improve. What I can do now is to focus on giving my best to my students as a commitment for my passion.

    I will lessen blaming everybody else because I do not want to lose the chance that is given to me right now. The chance to inspire my students to be the best that they could be. The chance to produce future leaders who might be responsible for the improvement in our education system. The chance to be a change in this world.

    The best thing that I can do to contribute to the timeline is to let my students feel that they are not alone in this battle. As a teacher, I will not only here to transfer knowledge nor teach them the basic skills that they need but continue touch their lives and be their motivator to keep them dreaming and never lose hope because GOD is always watching them.

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  24. EFA is an impossible job to accomplish. Why? Because we cannot force everybody to study in a formal and non-formal education. Even, that our government is determined to give them education, still we cannot force our fellowmen to study. Another reason is that, only few teachers and administrators in our department are heeding to the true calling of a teacher. This is very unfortunate and no need to elaborate this fact and very shameful for us. However, I am not surrendering my hope to influence even one person/student who will lead our nation into prosperous and God fearing nation. I will look for an opportunity to encourage and support people to pursue their studies. -(June F. Subior)

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  25. Mr. REXON G. ESTRELLA

    What is it that I can GIVE?

    Teaching different type of learners is a great challenge simply because you have to prepare yourself to come up with different strategies to impart to the learners.
    In like manner, teaching in a regular classroom setting is far different from teaching pupils from ALS.
    I am excited that this subject would help and give me the necessary insights and knowledge needed. With the trainings and seminars that I might experience, these could also be a great help to help my future learners. Learning and understanding the legal basis of ALS is another vital thing that I must have.
    With these things, I have to prepare myself, be equipped and always let the learners feel that they are being cared and loved.
    I believe that if I met all these undertakings or steps, there is the possibility that the numbers of out of school youth will be minimized. Those who stopped in a couple of years form studying would finished their studies.

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  26. What is it that I can GIVE?

    Teaching different type of learners is a great challenge simply because you have to prepare yourself to come up with different strategies to impart to the learners.
    In like manner, teaching in a regular classroom setting is far different from teaching pupils from ALS.
    I am excited that this subject would help and give me the necessary insights and knowledge needed. With the trainings and seminars that I might experience, these could also be a great help to help my future learners. Learning and understanding the legal basis of ALS is another vital thing that I must have.
    With these things, I have to prepare myself, be equipped and always let the learners feel that they are being cared and loved.
    I believe that if I met all these undertakings or steps, there is the possibility that the numbers of out of school youth will be minimized. Those who stopped in a couple of years form studying would finished their studies.

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  27. Education plays an important role in the development of an individual as well as of the country. It is his armour in facing challenges as he take the journey of his life.
    In our country, education is a public or state function. Public schools are supported by the national government as mandated by the 1987 Constitution which states, “The state shall protect and promote the right of all citizen to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all”.
    Several programs were implemented by the DepEd to address the promulgated act but still the educational system of our country has not progressed in the pasr decades. We were left behind by our neighboring countries in terms of the educational development. Thus, it is still a long journey for us Filipinos in achieving the vision and mission of DepEd.
    As educators we should be committed to work hard to make a difference in the lives of the countless young people who will be the future leaders of our country. Maybe through them, CHANGE will be possible.

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  28. We are fond of timeline. It is our source of lineage, route, or destination to whom, to what, to why are we in this situation right now. Education is a perennial quest to develop man in a couple of era now. However, do we see changes? YES indeed we can see and grasp the changes yet did it leave a mark in the lives that felt it? We are now in 2015. Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Sony, HP, Lenovo. All these brand names give us a notion that we are now highly developed in terms of technology. What about our totality as persons? Did we forget about it?

    In our education system, there were already orders, memoranda, policies that had been made to develop our curriculum. But the bottom line always is, is there change? Yes, a lot. There are already lots of curricula made but are our lives alleviate from the sting of poverty? from the string of hopelessness?

    It is a good thing for us to look back, it is because in looking back that we can understand things around us. It is difficult sometimes to change the things that we are already familiar with yet we must embrace the change to accept the challenge to help one another.

    I will leave a reflection of mine about the Eucharist in lieu of education timeline. As the priest consecrates the host and wine to become the real presence of Jesus’ Body and Blood, our immersion as teachers must become real by not allowing idealism to cover us but to see the challenges our vocation bestowed upon us. As the bread is broken, we too as teachers must give ourselves to the system and to the children in order that our roles as agents of change must give hope to the system that is stuck to what it only sees and not see the real bottom line of the matter. As the bread is shared, all our lives we are being asked to share our resources, our strength, our knowledge to mold and to bring the children and system entrusted to us to its glorious fulfillment.

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  29. As a society, Filipino people have a profound consideration and value for education. Education is regarded as the strong equalizer of opportunities, a key to pass over the burden of indigence and place oneself in a more sustainable economic status. These are some of the points that drive the Philippine government to value education and put much effort in the education sector.

    The Department of Education of the Philippines (DepEd) is responsible for managing and governing 44,200 schools and 23 million students. DepEd provides students with the foundational education to help them transition to the workforce and become productive citizens.

    We made it here, why cant we make it there? i believe that if the government will seriously focus on their responsibilities and not on politics these issues will be addressed and solved. Corruption erodes the institutional capacity of government if procedures are disregarded, resources are siphoned off, and public offices are bought and sold. Corruption undermines the legitimacy of government and such democratic values as trust and tolerance. It poisons the country and plunges its economy. That is why we need truthful leaders in our country who are not corrupt.

    But since teachers are devoted to their professions, we will always rely on them for the future of the youth we teach.

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  30. Education is the key to success. Yes, we know that for a fact. But why is it that our country still in the midst of poverty. There were many educational curriculum, programs, R.A.s etc. Being implemented by our government as our educational timeline presented to us but still we far behind other asian countries. I think the real problem relies in how our government implement such educational programs. If all government agencies and its officials were just doing their job right, then we can see hope in our education. I think we may be able to get there! But for now, we taechers, since we are the one in field of “battle”, we must equip ourselves with knowledge, skills and gear with positive attitude to help the young minds mould their future full of hope and for them to win also in their own battle!

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  31. What then should be my call?
    My call as an educator is to impart lifelong teachings to my learners, and, I do believe that this is other teachers’ call, too.
    I could say that most of the teachers in land have passion in teaching despite of so many expectations on them. If we want to see our learners achieve quality education, commitment and dedication toward our work must be seen to us.
    We are destined to impart knowledge to all sort of pupils especially the needy ones. Though, our remuneration is barely enough to support our everyday expenses, still this not hinders us to give our time and be committed on our profession. Rewards to teaching may not be bountiful in material things but beautiful memories maybe countless especially if we turn our learners into productive individuals.
    Undeniably, we teachers do our work in the field, but the question is – Does the government really give what is really intended for the education of the country?
    Well, I dare say, “NO COMMENT”!

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  32. Ritchel C. Villanueva
    EDM 518, Management of the Alternative Learning System

    What’s Along the Timeline?

    The timeline tells us of our humble beginnings which started more than a hundred years ago. That was indeed a long time ago. The Bureau of Alternative Learning System, as how it is know these days, has already been labelled a lot of names. It has undergone a lot of changes. Along the way, it is undeniable that there was a lag in the implementation of the programs. As other action plans, things were obviously not smooth sailing. There were bumps and holes along the way, yet it is good to see that it is still intact and that it is continuously growing and catering to the less privileged.

    Certainly, the system is far from perfection. As per information coming from the various talks in class, it is clear that allotment for ALS is very much insufficient. Yet it is good to see that they there are those who have a genuine love in teaching the needy. The question about the certainty of us getting there, I’d like to believe we will get there although it is certainly not as soon as the EFA 2015 Goal. We can get there. What we truly need is mindshift. We have got to think that it is not all about the monetary issue – the small allocation – nor the large scope that remains untapped. We have got to think that we have a fair share in this humongous task. Everyone is called but that only a few heed to the call. This is not only a challenge to the ALS Coach/Manager, but to all of us to join hand-in-hand. In EDM 506, I have pondered that the failure of BALS reflects the failure of each one of us in reaching out the needy. It is a shame that we easily pass the blame to other people yet hard to see that we are a part of that failure. I am blessed to be enlightened and I am truly challenged to think of ways to help us get there. I hope to see myself getting involved in this mission soon.

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  33. Tomasa D. Maggay

    What then do you FEEL should be your CALL?

    One key response of the government to address the problems in education is the adaptation and implementation of the school based management.The SBM is a viable structural reform intervention used to improve the quality of education in the public school so as to produce functionally literate Filipinos. If all the stakeholders and teachers really perform their roles and functions properly to achieve the goal of education it is very possible that we can reduce the drop out rates.

    As a teacher, I am called to make a difference in the lives of the learners entrusted to me.I will strive to improve my performance and take advantage of learning opportunities.I will collaborate with my co-teachers and work together to improve students achievement.As the saying goes “it takes a valley to educate a child.”It is also my role as a teacher to reach out with the parents as well as the different stake holders to work with them and support the programs for the welfare of the students.

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  34. What’s along the timeline?

    As a educator we need to be passionate in our teaching despite of some changes in the educational system… CHANGES is part of the system right now. From non- formal education to K to 12… this changes is due to political system.. One thing our government cannot get the good system in our education.. there is a lot of corrupt official from simple position to higher position.. despite of this scenario we need to be optimistic that our learners needs us. We need to mindshift inorder continue our mission for being a teacher. We called in this profession to be the catalyst of changes. BALS is the big help for us to reduce the OSYs but there are circumstances we cannot control the drop out. One thing we can do is to encourage the learners to continue their studies… Don’t loose hope that in due time we can target the EFA…
    Alternative Learning Management enlighten my mind that there are ways to reduce the DORP of every school.
    This time, I will be the catalyst of changes of my school. It will help our school to attain the Zero Drop Out…..

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  35. As a educator we need to be passionate in our teaching despite of some changes in the educational system… CHANGES is part of the system right now. From non- formal education to K to 12… this changes is due to political system.. One thing our government cannot get the good system in our education.. there is a lot of corrupt official from simple position to higher position.. despite of this scenario we need to be optimistic that our learners needs us. We need to mindshift inorder continue our mission for being a teacher. We called in this profession to be the catalyst of changes. BALS is the big help for us to reduce the OSYs but there are circumstances we cannot control the drop out. One thing we can do is to encourage the learners to continue their studies… Don’t loose hope that in due time we can target the EFA…
    Alternative Learning Management enlighten my mind that there are ways to reduce the DORP of every school.
    This time, I will be the catalyst of changes of my school. It will help our school to attain the Zero Drop Out…..

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  36. What’s along the timeline?
    Ano nga kaya? That is the big question…
    Our government created many changes in our education curriculum but yet we cannot get there. Why? Because these changes are done without proper studying, planning, gathering information and even proper implementation and monitoring. This is what i can see in between the timelime.
    Will we ever get there?
    Yes! for as long as there are dedicated teachers who are doing their best in performing their task, we can get there. Fellow teachers, there are many ways…
    Let our heart work for it…

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  37. Noime B. Cureg
    EDM 518, ALS

    What’s along the time line?
    If we try to look back in the past, we started education from NOTHING to EVERYTHING.
    Where,
    N – No enough resources to aid the teaching
    O – Only the availability of teachers is in
    T – Technologies are nowhere to be found
    H – How did we survive then?
    I – In a world that started into nothing
    N – No internet connections, No google, No Bing
    G – Good thing we survived everything.

    My point here is that, we don’t have to constantly change the curriculum just to get there…nevertheless I don’t also mean that curriculum has nothing to do in the development of education. It does actually. But more than that, it all lies on how we handle the innocent mind of the students.

    WILL WE EVER GET THERE?
    Along the line, it gives us…
    C – Chances… a chance for everybody to be educated
    H – Hoping that these chances given upon us will not be taken for granted
    A – as long as we teachers exist as agents of change
    N – Nothing can stop us
    C – CHED, ALS, TESDA and counting
    E – Educating with heart indeed is everything
    S – Success awaits us, let’s continue it by hoping and praying

    Since we are now in 21st century…we all now have the chances to get there – a better society. We can now address all the needs in education. Eventually we will able to get the peak of success…let’s not end our hope here. With the aid of the government along with the different programs and legal basis of education specifically in ALS, it gives the opportunities to everyone to be educated especially those underprivileged…this leads to its objectives “No child is left behind” and “Education For All”. As long as we teachers are here as the agents of change, we can make this world a better place. Being an effective and affective mentor is more than a 21st century educator, this sums up to a better quality of education.

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  38. Noime B. Cureg
    EDM 518, ALS

    What’s along the time line?
    If we try to look back in the past, we started education from NOTHING to EVERYTHING.
    Where,
    N – No enough resources to aid the teaching
    O – Only the availability of teachers is in
    T – Technologies are nowhere to be found
    H – How did we survive then?
    I – In a world that started into nothing
    N – No internet connections, No google, No Bing
    G – Good thing we survived everything.

    My point here is that, we don’t have to constantly change the curriculum just to get there…nevertheless I don’t also mean that curriculum has nothing to do in the development of education. It does actually. But more than that, it all lies on how we handle the innocent mind of the students.
    WIILL WE EVER GET THERE?
    Along the line, it gives us…
    C – Chances… a chance for everybody to be educated
    H – Hoping that these chances given upon us will not be taken for granted
    A – as long as we teachers exist as agents of change
    N – Nothing can stop us
    C – CHED, ALS, TESDA and counting
    E – Educating with heart indeed is everything
    S – Success awaits us, let’s continue it by hoping and praying

    Since we are now in 21st century…we all now have the chances to get there – a better society. We can now address all the needs in education. Eventually we will able to get the peak of success…let’s not end our hope here. With the aid of the government along with the different programs and legal basis of education specifically in ALS, it gives the opportunities to everyone to be educated especially those underprivileged…this leads to its objectives “No child is left behind” and “Education For All”. As long as we teachers are here as the agents of change, we can make this world a better place. Being an effective and affective mentor is more than a 21st century educator, this sums up to a better quality of education.

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  39. What along’s the timeline and can we ever get thier?

    Yes, Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.

    Education for Sustainable Development means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption. It also requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behavior and take action for sustainable development. Education for Sustainable Development consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way.

    Education for Sustainable Development requires far-reaching changes in the way education is often practiced today.

    UNESCO is the lead agency for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

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  40. What along’s the timeline and can ever get there?

    Yes, Education for Sustainable Development allows every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.

    Education for Sustainable Development means including key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning; for example, climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, poverty reduction, and sustainable consumption. It also requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behavior and take action for sustainable development. Education for Sustainable Development consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way.

    Education for Sustainable Development requires far-reaching changes in the way education is often practiced today.

    UNESCO is the lead agency for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).

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  41. “Boss” “Chief” “Sir” A manager by any other name still smells like a manager. (Opps! That does not quite sound right!) Managers handle people, events, materials and time. Teachers are managers. This is the teacher’s first and most challenging role. Classroom management is probably the most common cause for a first year teacher becoming frustrated and turning to a new field of endeavor. It is also accounts for second, third and fourth-year teachers leaving education. Classroom management is perhaps the least significant role of the teacher but it is the role that allows teachers to teach. Being a manager stinks, but it is necessary to survive as a teacher.
    Routine, routine, routine– this is what makes teachers successful and allow teachers the chance to teach. The quicker the routine is established, the quicker the teacher can do the task they most enjoy- teaching. Most teachers have heard the adage: “Don’t smile until Thanksgiving!” That may be a little extreme, but the idea is important. Teachers must begin the year somewhat businesslike. This is the time to establish the needed routines. Every grade level has different routines that will need to be established. There are some common threads: entering the classroom, leaving the classroom, fire drill directions and conduct, when student conversation is allowed, where books are expected to be, when students can leave their seat, and student classroom conduct. Each teacher is different. Each teacher has to establish their own individual routines that they feel comfortable enforcing. Beginning teachers have a tendency to not establish routine. In which case, the students will establish routines. Once a routine is established, it becomes very difficult to change. Experienced teachers have learned this the hard way and will usually establish their classroom routines in the first few weeks. No smiling until the routine is established!
    How do you establish routines? There are probably as ways as there are teachers. However, there are some common practices. The first few weeks of school are critical. It is during this time that the routines, acceptable or not, are established. A teacher will greet the students at the door on the first day and begin to set the pattern for students entering the classroom. Teachers need to start the day or class in the same manner. For example, a set of directions on the board for students to start a task, a quick quiz, a check that texts are open to a certain page or simply children sitting quietly in their seats. (Quiet is always good to start the day). Routines must start from day one. The teacher must be very watchful in these early weeks for violations of routine. A student stands to sharpen a pencil during a class activity. The teacher gently reminds the student that pencils are sharpened at such-and-such time. This not only reminds that student but also reinforces routine to the entire class. The “old guard” refers to this as the test. Students are testing the teacher. It is usually not a conscious act, although there might be some teachers that disagree. The routine is being tested. Gentle reminders now establish routine and avoid confrontations later. Vigilant efforts by the teacher in these first few weeks are rewarded by established routines that avoid problems for the rest of the year.
    We will examine the four realms of classroom management: materials, events, time and people. These are grouped in order of management difficulty from easiest to most difficult. Regardless of grade level, teachers are faced with management tasks. How well the teacher deals with these tasks often determines how Management of time is crucial to teacher survival. Awareness of time is needed to accomplish a planned activity. Too much time and the plan is without a conclusion.

    Manager is regarded as life in an organization.

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    1. “Boss” “Chief” “Sir” A manager by any other name still smells like a manager. (Opps! That does not quite sound right!) Managers handle people, events, materials and time. Teachers are managers. This is the teacher’s first and most challenging role. Classroom management is probably the most common cause for a first year teacher becoming frustrated and turning to a new field of endeavor. It is also accounts for second, third and fourth-year teachers leaving education. Classroom management is perhaps the least significant role of the teacher but it is the role that allows teachers to teach. Being a manager stinks, but it is necessary to survive as a teacher.
      Routine, routine, routine– this is what makes teachers successful and allow teachers the chance to teach. The quicker the routine is established, the quicker the teacher can do the task they most enjoy- teaching. Most teachers have heard the adage: “Don’t smile until Thanksgiving!” That may be a little extreme, but the idea is important. Teachers must begin the year somewhat businesslike. This is the time to establish the needed routines. Every grade level has different routines that will need to be established. There are some common threads: entering the classroom, leaving the classroom, fire drill directions and conduct, when student conversation is allowed, where books are expected to be, when students can leave their seat, and student classroom conduct. Each teacher is different. Each teacher has to establish their own individual routines that they feel comfortable enforcing. Beginning teachers have a tendency to not establish routine. In which case, the students will establish routines. Once a routine is established, it becomes very difficult to change. Experienced teachers have learned this the hard way and will usually establish their classroom routines in the first few weeks. No smiling until the routine is established!
      How do you establish routines? There are probably as ways as there are teachers. However, there are some common practices. The first few weeks of school are critical. It is during this time that the routines, acceptable or not, are established. A teacher will greet the students at the door on the first day and begin to set the pattern for students entering the classroom. Teachers need to start the day or class in the same manner. For example, a set of directions on the board for students to start a task, a quick quiz, a check that texts are open to a certain page or simply children sitting quietly in their seats. (Quiet is always good to start the day). Routines must start from day one. The teacher must be very watchful in these early weeks for violations of routine. A student stands to sharpen a pencil during a class activity. The teacher gently reminds the student that pencils are sharpened at such-and-such time. This not only reminds that student but also reinforces routine to the entire class. The “old guard” refers to this as the test. Students are testing the teacher. It is usually not a conscious act, although there might be some teachers that disagree. The routine is being tested. Gentle reminders now establish routine and avoid confrontations later. Vigilant efforts by the teacher in these first few weeks are rewarded by established routines that avoid problems for the rest of the year.
      We will examine the four realms of classroom management: materials, events, time and people. These are grouped in order of management difficulty from easiest to most difficult. Regardless of grade level, teachers are faced with management tasks. How well the teacher deals with these tasks often determines how Management of time is crucial to teacher survival. Awareness of time is needed to accomplish a planned activity. Too much time and the plan is without a conclusion.

      Manager is regarded as life in an organization.

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