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ERIC Number: ED596774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Education behind Bars: An Analysis of the Alternative Learning System Program of the Bulacan State University Extension Services Office
Azarcon, Remedios O.
Australian Association for Research in Education, Paper presented at the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE-NZARE 2014) (Brisbane, Australia, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2014)
Bulacan State University (BulSU) establishes linkages with various social entities to carry out its mandated functions; instruction, research and extension. One of such programs is the Alternative Learning System which at present is undertaken by the Extension Service Office for the inmates at the Bulacan Provincial Jail. The Alternative Learning System (ALS) is a ladderized, modular non-formal education program in the Philippines which envisioned to benefit the dropouts from elementary and secondary schools, out-of-school youths, non-readers, working Filipinos and even senior citizens. The objective of this study is to evaluate the extent and effectiveness of the services being rendered by the BulSU Extension office to the inmates of the Bulacan Provincial Jail through the ALS program. The subjects of the study were the 144 inmates that enrolled in the program. Results reveal that there is a significant relationship between the inmates rating and the perceived extent of services being rendered to them and in spite of the lower percentage of graduates, it has been considered as sufficient and efficient enough. Finally, the findings provided the basis for the necessary measures to be undertaken regarding the services being rendered by the extension office, specifically on the literacy program they are providing.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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