ERIC Number: ED060275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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The Social Background of Students and Their Prospect for Success at School.
Phillipines National Commission for UNESCO.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report prepared in answer to an IBE questionnaire. In the Philippines, the main problem is that widespread poverty is responsible for many undernourshed, poorly sheltered and ill clad students whose prospect of success at school is from the start seriously hampered by their economic condition. They experience difficulty in adjusting to middle class schools and its set of values; home conditions do not encourage study and school attendance is poor due to malnutrition and sickness. Other factors which contribute to school failure is the "Bahala na" attitude (leave everything to God); "manana" attitude (procrastination); long distances between home and school; low personal motivation; prejudice against girls' education; poor sanitary conditions in school; inadequate financing of the school system. Since 1966, many reforms have been instituted by the Bureau of Public Schools through such legislation as the Economic Emancipation Act of 1969, which has provided great impetus to train technical and managerial personnel to meet the needs of the Filipino economy. Through many programs, the problems described above begun to be somewhat alleviated. The full report is available in microfiche (SIRE/035) from the International Bureau of Education Palais Wilson, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Health Education, Nutrition, Social Adjustment, Social Characteristics, Social Values, Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Influences
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Phillipines National Commission for UNESCO.