Educational Innovations in the Philippines
Philippine education has been a target of reform for the past 100 years or so since the arrival of the Thomasites. It has been said that our educational system is the most studied sector of our society. Of course, the need for change in education has been a function of the changing needs of people and society. Enhancing the quality of the products of education – namely, our students; raising student test scores to be on a par with those of other countries; improving the quality and standards of the teaching profession are some of the motives for change/reform through the years. Collectively, these motives issue a call to action. Educations, reformers, theorists, businesspeople, practitioners, parents and administrators heard the call. They answered the call with a plethora of innovations, programs, models, theories, policies, legislation, mandates, and so on. The result is hundreds of educational innovations. Identify at least three (3) educational innovations which should have been continued and adopted/adapted by the present government.
A. The Improved Emphasis on Extension (Outreach, Community-Oriented Programs)
Providing knowledge for knowledge’s sake is a principle that had been abandoned by many educational philosophers. Without concrete and evident benefits to the society, schools would just be seen as impractical institutions ...