Exequiel B. Cebrian, Jr.Alternative Learning System, EDUC 917/324 LOURDES G. TOLOD, Ph.D. Professor
The objectives of MTP are as follows:A. Make education accessible to out-of-school youth and adults;B. Raise the level of literacy in the target areas;C. Improve the quality of life of individuals and families in remote and underserved communities; andD. Increase the cohort survival rate at the elementary/secondary level.
Primary Purpose of Education For All (EFA) (DECS Order No. 38, s. 1993) Improving Access to Elementary Education by providing complete Grade Levels in All Public Elementary Schools through Combination and/or Multigrade level Classes and the attainment of Mid- Decade Goals (MDG) in education and in support of the successful implementation of the Mobile Teachng Program. Adopting/Adapting as an alternative scheme for the delivery of educational services and to get all school-age children to school especially in mountain
school divisions, island divisions, divisions where mobility of school-age children is hazardous and in cultural communities with nomadic life style. The MTP may be deemed as stop-gap approach considdering cultural characteristics and may cease in operation when the government shall have established elementary schools in all barangays and when all incomplete elementary schools shall have offered the complete elementary curriculum.
Rationale : The Mobile Teaching Program (MTP) is envisioned as an alternative delivery system of elementary/secondary education to school-age children in different grade levels in underserved and remote communities.
What is the ALS Mobile Teacher Program? It is a delivery mode of ALS programs where “specialized” teacher called Mobile Teachers live among the people in remote barangays of the country to conduct intensivecommunity-based training for illiterate out-of-schoolyouth and adults who are willing to learn basic literacyskills.
Who are the ALS Mobile Teachers? For the full and effective implementation of the ALS, 600 Mobile Teachers have been deployed and assigned to areas where the unreached and underserved population of the country are.Qualifications as ALS Mobile Teachers:1. Bachelor degree holders2. Duly licensed professional teachers
Duties and Responsibilities of ALS Mobile Teachers are as follows:1. Conduct of learning sessions with the learners;2. Develop literacy and other related skills based on the ALS competencies;3. Establish functional networking and reporting system;4. Conduct action-research activity and other related functions.
Who Benefit from the ALS Mobile Teacher Program? The target sites and communities for this Program are those with high illiteracy rate, big number of out-of- school youth and adults and identified Strong Republic Schools (SRS) barangays. The ALS Mobile Teachers help improve the quality of their lives and help them become useful members of their communities by helping them read, write and compute.
When and Where Do Learning Sessions Happen?Learning sessions take place in thecommunity using ALS learningmodules for at least 3 months or untilsuch time that the learners havebecome literate (for Basic Program) or has acquirednecessary competencies (for Accreditation andEquivalency Program) before moving on to anotherbarangay.