ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PROJECT EASE AN EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE SECONDARY EDUCATION TO STUDENTS OF SAPANG PALAY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
A Research Project Presented to the class of Prof. Sancho Antipona To our panelist Prof. Wilhelmina Lopez and Prof. Marie Shiela Malcampo Colegio De San Gabriel Arcangel In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirement for the Course Communication Arts II Presented by: Prado, Jozelina P. Masangkay, Sarah Vicente, Jovel and Alayon, Carlo Angelo January 22, 2010
INTRODUCTION There are common situations encountered by teachers with regard to Students’ school attendance and academic performance, the problem arising from the situations, and EASE as solution. Most teachers agree that the problem about students’ leave of absence Can be minimized more rationally and systematically, if the school has in place, an alternative program for students who are on leave for justifiable reasons. EASE was developed by the Bureau of Secondary Education and was adopted This is one of the strategic components of Dropout Reduction Program (DORP).
WHAT IS EASE? EASE is an acronym for Effective Alternative Secondary Education . The program offers flexible time option to certain students who cannot report to class during certain seasons of the school year for the various reasons. The program provides printed self-learning modules for students to use thereby allowing them to continue their lessons and classroom activities on their own convenient time (copyright 2009 Bureau of Secondary Education, Dept. of Education, Republic of the Philippines).
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Realizing the significant effect to the Students’ of Sapang Palay National High SchooL the Effective Learning Secondary Education. Specifically, this study aims to answer the question,What are the advantages and disadvantages of Project EASE an EffectiveAlternative Secondary Education to students’ of SPNHS.
Basic assumption Students’ must respond to the everyday challenges and demands of family and community life not a hindrances to Education.
Importance of the Study It must be borne in mind that the welfare of the youth is a perennial responsibility of society.
Scope and limitations of the study This study will cover the Program Project EASE and the advantages and disadvantages to selected student in First Year, Second Year, Third Year and Fourth Year.
Review of Related Literature The Education Department works to lower drop out rates through a more flexible schooling program. The Effective Alternative Secondary Education Project, or Project EASE, is a program designed by the Dept. of Education and in the coordination with the Southeast Asian Ministers for Educational Innovation and Technology. It targets regular High School students who intermittently miss classes due to various reasons. Project EASE is not a total replacement for a regular classes; rather it is designed for studentswhi will only miss a part of the school year(such as planting and harvesting season)to be able to continue their studies. Project EASE uses a module based approach-students are given modules for them to take home and be able to study their lessons outside the classroom. It was launched in 1997, with the Davao City National High School among the first pilot schools to implement this program. The program is now available in the public High School nationwide, and is now part of the Drop-out Reduction Program (www.en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php).
Specific objectives <ul><li>Improve the holding power of the school; </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen school and family partnership in order to reduce student drop out rate; and </li></ul><ul><li>Increase students’ capabilities for independent self-managed learning. </li></ul>
When can I avail of Project EASE? Project EASE is available anytime during the course of the school year. If you are a certain about the time when you will be unable to attend regular classes, it is best that inform your class adviser early in order to avail of Project EASE.
Who are qualified to avail of Project EASE? <ul><li>1. A regular students who will be temporarily unable to attend regular classes; </li></ul><ul><li>2. A passers of reading and writing ability tests in English and Filipino and </li></ul><ul><li>the Mathematical ability Test; and </li></ul><ul><li>3.A passers of coping ability assessment. </li></ul>
Where is Project EASE offered? Project EASE is available nationwide. All interested parties may contact the DORP Coordinator will direct the applicant to the nearest Schools Division where EASE is offered, In region III Mrs. Miriam E. Adobo.
Management Structure of EASE in SPNHS EASE program is managed at the school level and support it gets from the Central Office through the Bureau of Secondary Education, the Regional and Division Office. The EASE as a DORP intervention is managed through the DORP Management structure.
Here is the diagram that shows the management program of Project EASE. Guidance councilor parents Students’ Subject teachers School head Project ESAE Coordinator
ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT EASE TO STUDENTS OF SPNHS <ul><li>EASE is semi-contractual. </li></ul><ul><li>EASE is distance learning. </li></ul><ul><li>EASE is a modularized learning. </li></ul><ul><li>EASE is student-directed and teacher-facilitated. </li></ul><ul><li>EASE supplements but does replace the regular learning system. </li></ul>
DISADVANTAGES OF PROJECT EASE TO STUDENTS OF SPNHS <ul><li>Inability of parents/guardians to provide the resources needed by the students and their willingness to generate resources when necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>The students’ absence to a certain time limiting his/her education to the true world of learning in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by self is not merely enough to learn more outside the classroom. </li></ul>
DATA PRESENTATION <ul><li>Table 5. Shows the summary report of enrolled and passed students under the Project EASE Program(1 st year-4 th year students of SPNHS. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue bar represent the students enrolled, green for the passed students. </li></ul>
RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS I therefore conclude that Project EASE is an effective program to reduced drop-outs in SPNHS because more than half of the students enrolled in the program since 1997 up to this present passed and they all continue and back in regular classes. Education is life, not a preparation for life. It should be concerned with actual problem, issues and concerns of the learner. EASE helps students respond to the everyday challenges and demands of family and community life. Education is self- realization of a person’s potentials; the mental, social, physical and emotional. The school exists for the learners: it is the school that should adjust itself to meet the learner’s need. The world is a classroom. Learning can take place anywhere at home, in the workplace, in learning centers. Learning is continuous progression. Previous knowledge and experiences are utilized to form new knowledge.
Thanks to our Professor in Comm. Arts II Prof. Sancho Antipona, to our beautiful panelists Prof. Wilhelmina Lopez and Prof. Marie Shiela Malcampo and to our classmates. Thanks and God bless you all !!! The END…