6. ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM (Locally & DepEd delivered)
Alternative Learning System (ALS)
In-mates Balik-Aral sa Selda
The Alternative Learning System (ALS) continues to propagate in 18 barangays. Program includes basic literacy, ALS A &E, BP- OSA, Balik – Aral sa Selda (BASE) and Palengskwelahan.
The target sites are those with high illiteracy rate, bid number of out-of – school youth and adults.
1.The City Literacy Coordinating Council thru the Head Secretariat prepares and submits Program Design to the Local Chief Executive.
2.The recruitment and screening of Instructional Managers is done by the School Principal or School ALS Coordinator, endorse to the Division ALS Coordinator and recommended for appointment to the Head Secretariat. Designation of the Instructional Managers needs approval from the Local Chief Executive.
3.Collaboration between and among all stakeholders in the implementation, supervision and monitoring and evaluation of the basic and continuing education is established.
4.Functional Literacy Test is being conducted by the literacy facilitators to all learners to assess the level of learning achievement of every learner.
5.Delivery modes are anchored to the ALS Curriculum.
6.Literacy facilitators are required to submit monthly accomplishment reports to the DepEd and LGU duly noted by the School Administrator or School ALS Coordinator.
7.Mid-year and year – end evaluation is conducted in order to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, effectiveness and impact of the program for future planning, management and financial allocation.
8.Monthly monitoring done by the Local Government Unit, Department of Education and service providers.
* Support to training & seminar, enhancement program, supplies and materials were provided by the Local Government Unit.
* An incentive program of P100 is afforded to an IM for every passer they will produce.
* As of the moment, it has 3 mobile teachers with 115 learners; 35 Instructional Managers for the A & E Program with 187 learners for elementary and 681 learners for secondary level while BP – OSA has 240 learners with 8 Instructional Manager.
* For the school year 2004 – 2005 there were 86 passed the exams; SY 2005 – 2006 – 281 passed; 2006 – 2007, out of 839 registrants, 655 have taken the accreditation and equivalency test with 281 actually passing.
* Since its onset in 2004, passers are now college students (4) BSHRM (2) BSN & 18 Voc –tech students; others are gainfully employed either self or wage employed as service crew, laborer, utility man, sales lady, singer, waiter vendors (ready to wear, banana, vegetables, meat) drivers, construction workers, welders and a church leader like pastors.
Highlights of accomplishment of program
Ms. Aida Canoy, BSE 2008 graduated Magna Cumlaude
Ms Niña Gloria, BSC 2008 graduated Cum laude
Ms. Flordeliza Clemente, BSN 2007
Annual appropriation is 1. 5 to support and sustain the ALS Program.
The Mayor established the promotion of non-formal education inside the public market by providing on-site school for the children who are unwantedly exposed in vending, cleaning and other activities inside the public market.
This is a brainchild project of the mayor as he personally observed this neglected problem for many
years now. As the father of the city, he goes out of his way to ensure the future of this neglected children.
6.1 LITERACY FOR THE STREET CHILDREN - PALENGSKWELAHAN
* Literally means school inside the market.
* A rare & best practice that can not be found in other places.
* A street education program bringing new kind of educational approach using modular instruction. It is aimed to help street children especially those in the public marker and terminal to undergo classes even if they are not in school. For SY 2007- 2008there are fifty – nine (59) enlisted learners have taken part in activities such as values formation and literacy lessons.
* It has an annual appropriation of P100, 000.00.
IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM
* Child laborers are encouraged to enrol and attend regular classes. Alleviated clienteles’ way of living and enhanced their learning capability and reduce the number of illiterate in the city.
6.2 LITERACY FOR THE IN – MATES – BALIK –ARAL SA SELDA
* This special program designed for inmates at the Tagum City Jail.
* The LGU have taken the responsibility of providing basic literacy with 25 learners and eventually continuing education to the inmates.
* The LGU pays honorarium for the facilitator including materials and other supplies. The BJMP also assists in the development of the learning center, while the DepEd provides technical assistance and supervision.
* Presently a regular jail guard has been designated as full time Instructional Manager.
* For the first time, the in-mates were allowed to take the National A & E Examination last February 3, 2008
IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM
* From basic literacy to ALS A & E
* A very heartwarming story of success is that of an inmate when he entered the institution used only thumb mark * in place of his signature. He was one among the learners in the BASE program in the BJMP. When he was finally released he was proud to have signed his name on his release papers.