ERIC Number: ED231078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation and Accreditation of Non-Formal Education in the Philippines. IIEP Occasional Papers No. 53.
Valisno, Mona Dumlao
Described here is the Accreditation and Equivalency Programme (AEP), begun in the Philippines in 1976. Early chapters emphasize that the program was instituted to establish citizens' eligibility to receive academic credit for out-of-school learning and experiences, to encourage dropouts to return to school, and to determine eligibility for employment or job promotion. Chapter 4 describes the development of the Philippine Educational Placement Test, designed to assess and give credit for general knowledge and work experience. Sample items and tests are included. Chapter 5 describes the results of the test, including number of examiners participating, distribution of examinees by age group, performance of examinees, grade year placement of examinees, and reasons for examinees dropping out of school. Chapter 6 briefly describes feedback about the program from examinees and citizens. Chapter 7 contains highlights of findings and their implications, including the need to further expand the AEP and to strengthen the hold of the formal schooling system. In chapter 8, objectives reached by the AEP are discussed, including extent of benefits of the program, effects on the clientele, and effects of the project on other sectors. A final chapter on future plans discuusses in detail a proposed evaluation study of the program. (JM)
Descriptors: Continuation Students, Credits, Dropout Programs, Educational Attainment, Educational Certificates, Elementary Secondary Education, Equivalency Tests, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Grade Equivalent Scores, High School Equivalency Programs, Prior Learning, Promotion (Occupational), Reentry Students, Student Certification, Student Placement, Tables (Data), Work Experience
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, France (Order No. R.47; 10 francs).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.; Asia Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Note: A contribution to the IIEP research project on "The Determination of Learning Needs in Rural Areas," directed by Ravindra Dave.