BUREAU OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
main thrust of the Bureau of Elementary Education is to provide access,
progress and quality in elementary education. It formulates and
implements key programs and projects to enable every citizen to acquire
basic preparation that will make him an enlightened, disciplined,
nationalistic, self-reliant, God loving, creative, versatile and
productive member of the national community.
Key Programs and Projects
- Multigrade Program in Philippine Education (MPPE)
program supports the DECS mandate to improve access to and quality
elementary education through the opening of complete multigrade classes
and completion of incomplete schools in far-flung barangays. It also
provides instructional materials, training, school buildings and
introduces community support schemes.
The project outlines the broad policy directions to pursue by the State for Filipino children under six year-old.
- Multigrade Demo Schools Projects (MDSP)
- Pupil Learning Enhancement Program (PLEP)
- Little Red School House Project (LRSP)
- Integrated Curriculum for Multigrade Classes (IC-MG)
- Early Childhood Development Project (ECDP)
ECDP is being implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and
Development, Department of Health, and DECS. Services are addressed to
children under ____ are delivered in an integrated approach; DOH takes
care of health and nutrition concerns of children ages 0 to 6; DSWD
takes care of the early education of the six year olds.
- Preschool Service Contracting Program
program is an alternative delivery system to provide preschool
education to prospective Grade I enrollees throughout the country
Preschool classes are organized in the
5th and 6th municipalities and urban poor areas, and are provided
preschool experiences for 6 months by private preschool providers.
- SPED Personnel Enhancement Program
are short term summer/semester courses, seminar or training workshops
and national conferences done year round primarily aimed to hone the
capabilities of regular and SPED teachers, administrators, supervisors
and other service providers in addressing the educational needs of
gifted and children with disabilities and in managing programs
appropriate for them.
- Resource Materials Development for Children with Special Needs (CSNs)
development and production of various resource and instructional
materials for CSNs include textbooks in braille and in large print,
Handbook on Inclusive Education, Reference or Guide Materials for
Teachers of Children with Learning Disabilities and Learning
Competencies for the Gifted in Grades I-III and Enrichment materials in
six learning areas including Computer Education.
- Early Intervention Program for Children with Disabilities
program focuses on the training of SPED teachers and social worker as
facilitators to provide parents and other community volunteers with
knowledge and skills on educational intervention that should be given
to infants, toddlers and preschoolers under age 6 who are disabled or
those with developmental delays. The program utilizes the Filipino
Adaptation of the Portage Guide to Early Education.
- Standards for Quality Elementary Education (SQEE)
project intends to generate competency standards for the workforce in
all levels of elementary education. It draws upon the rationale that
the improvement of instruction is influenced, to a certain degree, by
setting standards for what the students, as well as other education
stakeholders, should know and be able to do.