ERIC Number: EJ778368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Chronicling Decentralization Initiatives in the Philippine Basic Education Sector
de Guzman, Allan B.
International Journal of Educational Development, v27 n6 p613-624 Nov 2007
The Philippine school system is considered as one of the largest in the world with 41,989 public elementary and secondary schools and 7790 private schools under the supervision and regulation of the Department of Education (DepEd Fact Sheet, 2005). This paper chronicles various decentralization initiatives carried out by the basic education sector in the country specifically along the areas of education financing, teacher effectiveness, curriculum development, textbooks and instructional materials, and school-community dynamics and student learning and assessment. This discourse culminates with the discussion of the lessons learned from a decentralized system of education for better school operation and management.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Secondary Schools, Public Schools, Private Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Textbooks, Educational Finance, Instructional Materials, Administrative Organization, Elementary Schools, School Community Relationship, Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines