Local education reforms
Start summer, says Guv
TAGBILARAN CITY, March 18, 2011 (PIA)--- WITH education on top of its priorities for social investments agenda, Bohol sets into motion a comprehensive program for daycare and preschool, elementary, high school and collegiate levels to effect the needed transformation to churn out better trained and well equipped globally competitive graduates.
Governor Edgar Chatto said that starting this summer, secondary school teachers would be on to a training on the dynamics of a new teaching style that allows more student learnings than the orthodox spoon-feeding models adopted in the past.
At the weekly Kita ug ang Gobernador beamed live over Bohol Friday March 18, 2011, the governor bared the localization of the Dynamic Learning Program (DLP) trainings for its adoption as school opens.
Critics called the DLP a cost-effective method of teaching science and non science lessons through interactive student-based activities and projects.
The innovation catapulted Boholano educators Dr. Christopher and Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido to the Ramon Magsaysay Awards: Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, for innovations in teaching.
In the elementary levels, public schools in Bohol would start incorporating basic sanitation and basic values hygiene in school curriculum to get kids doing the right thing from the start, Chatto once said.
A training for teachers would assure that the foundation of a healthy citizenry and well grounded values of our children, Chatto said.
By this, the veteran legislator and now executive believes Bohol could start a heath and hygiene conscious generation that would work for a much better and healthier Bohol.
The governor also added that skills like basic handwashing, daily baths has not been as instilled in the minds of the kids as it would be started this opening of classes in June.
A district in Bohol is still struggling to make the toilets a regular fixture in all its homes, and by the program, local leaders believe it can make a big dent.
And in government mandated daycare centers, the governor bares about a feeding program in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that would start as soon as classes open.
This is also part of the national goal to stave off malnutrition across the country and to safeguard the kids from the adverse effects of malnutrition in their future, sources from the provincial health office explained.
Also included in the talks with the DSWD would be the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino (4PS) to reach out even to those kids who are before school years. (rac)