Education for life (A Morning conversation)

This morning meal, we talked about education in the Philippines and in other countries with topics such as alternative learning system, giving assignments and examinations, and play. Our current Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones has in her agenda the alternative learning system. This is encouraging to some students in our country since not all students are geared towards formal education and not every high school graduates are suited to enter college.

Currently, if the cumulative grade of a student reaches 60, the student is given a passing grade of 75. It seems that this move of the previous secretary Br. Luistro Armin, a La Sallian Brother, is geared towards mass promotion of the students so they can graduate in high school.

Though I know it’s important to focus on our high school students (since our country is dominated by the millennial population with a median age of 23 years old), I hope that educators and lawmakers would consider the program we give to our children below 10 years old. Like in Finland and Japan, they tweaked their preschool and primary level with lots of play and exploration for kids and no assignments and examinations.

For parents, I hope that they wouldn’t spoil their kids by giving them smartphones and tablets at an early age so kids can enjoy their childhood outdoors and with their playmates.

How about you, what do you think about your country’s education?

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11 thoughts on “Education for life (A Morning conversation)

    • Sa ngayon, mataas ang sweldo dito sa school namin sa Cotabato City. Para na rin pumasok sa call center ang baguhan dito. Nagsisilipatan ang mga teachers sa public dahil 20,000 daw ang starting salary. Pero ang problema lang ay kanila rin ang gastusin sa classroom at masyado centralized ang palakaran. May pros and cons naman sa pagtaas ng sweldo. Ang dapat baguhin ng karamihan ng mga public schools ay yung kultura nila. Exception ang mga national hugh schools tulad ng UPIS, Marikina Science, Manila Science, Philippine Science na may magandang kultura dahil sa quality ng mga teachers at yung sistema nila. Kung sa sweldo naman, ako hindi naman dumadaan sa akin ang sweldo ko kaya fulfillment na lang from teaching ang pinaka-consolation ko. Marami rin na ganun dito sa amin na nagtatagal, tapos lumalaki ang sweldo nila dahil sa tenure. Nakaka-trip to Korea, South Africa, Rome, or France pa nga ang iba.

      • Thank you for that wonderful answer. Haba hahahaha totoo ba na mataas ang sweldo dyan ng public school teachers? hmmmmm

        well tama ka, overall kultura ay dapat ding mabago

        Ibang kaso ka naman kesa sa ibang mga teachers

        • “Thank you for that wonderful answer”. Haha. Parang pageant lang ah. Nag-stream of consciousness ako dun ah. Nagpapractice ako magsulat kaninang madaling araw e. Nadala lang. Hahaha!

          Yung starting salary lang ang mataas sa public school. Panahon pa ni P-Noy yun tumaas. Pero yung mga tenured na sa private tapos lumipat, syempre bababa ang sahod nila.

          • hahahahaa…panalo ka kasi sa sagot LOL parang isang buong blog post na wahahahahaha

            Ah tinaasan na ba yun….I wonder kung pati sa amin tinaasan din ang sweldo hmmmmm…sa Marikina daw ba? Ano ang lagay? Tutal magkapitbahay tayo LOL

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