The Philippine alternative learning system: expanding the educational future of the deprived, depressed, and underserved

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Author: Arzadon, Ma. Mercedes; Nato, Rogelio


The Philippine educational system has provided various mechanisms so that diplomas provided from kindergarten up to higher education may be granted to particular types of learners who for various reasons are unable to attend or complete the formal schooling track. Such alternative credential-granting mechanisms are institutionalized through various national policies. One such program is the Alternative Learning System (ALS), described as the 'other side' of basic education. The ALS program combines nonformal education and accreditation and equivalency (A&E) test that grants elementary or...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Adult and community education; Youth; Disadvantaged; Teaching and learning; Evaluation; Research

Keywords: Educational program; Educational alternative; Program evaluation; Case study; Qualitative research; Adult basic education; Nonformal education; Youth at risk

Geographic subjects: Philippines; Asia

Published: Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning, 2015

Physical description: [15] p.

Conference number: 9th

Date: 2015

Place: Singapore

Resource type: Conference

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 123.819

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