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By the Third Millennium, every Filipino youth shall further enjoy a better quality of life due to access to quality secondary education, good spiritual and moral life, economic stability, relevant cultural values, comprehensive work skills, strong sense of national identity and successful adjustment to his rapidly changing environment.
  • Curriculum Development Division

    The CDD coordinates research projects on curriculum innovations which are initiated by the Bureau for implementation in the field.

  • Staff Development Division

    The SDD formulates plans and programs to upgrade the competencies of the teaching and non-teaching staff of secondary schools.

  • Population Education Unit

    The Pop-Ed unit is asked to provide an understanding of population-related matters and issues to enable individuals to make rational and responsible decisions concerning them.

Key Programs
  • GASTPE (Government Assistance to Student and Teachers in Private Education)

    The Government through the Education Service Contracting (ESC) Scheme and the Tuition Fee Supplement (TFS) has entered into a contract with the private schools in order to accommodate those who otherwise will not be able to avail of free public secondary education. As of January 15, 1999, the ESC has 374,918 student beneficiaries in 1,122 participating schools, while the TSF has 162,966 grantees in 638 participating schools.

  • CS-PST (Community Service and Public Safety Training)

    This is a pilot program on community service and public safety training in six (6) tryout schools, both public and private, particularly in CAR, Central Visayas and Southern Mindanao, to further address the need for curriculum relevance.

  • TSD-MCP (Thinking Skills Development for Maximized Cognitive Performance)

    A research and development program which aims to improve high school students' cognitive skills through the purposeful teaching of thinking skills. It was previously tried out in six (6) schools.

  • Teacher Training Programs

    At the institutional level, efficiency requires the upgrading of teacher competence in order to improve performance, that is, the quality of teaching. Science and technology specialists are being trained on the improvisation and utilization of science and technology equipments. POP-ED Network staff were also trained to enhance their capability in the use of updated software and other communication services.

  • Adopt-A-School Program

    A school-industry partnership between the private sector and the government in order to provide all the resources the public system needs.

  • SIP (Self-Instructional Packages) in SRA (Social Reform Agenda) Provinces

    The program provides instructional materials to prevent students from quitting schools due to poverty or illness. It provides them opportunities to make up for missed lessons and complete their high school education.

  • BP-OSA (Balik-Paaralan Para Sa Out-Of-School Adults)

    Age need not be a deterring factor for those who wish to pursue secondary education. The BP-OSA is a novel alternative delivery system that provides our-of-school adults high school education and assistance on entrepreneurial and employable skills for initial job opportunity.

    There are presently 31 secondary schools all over the country serving almost 1,381 adult learner.

  • Project EASE (Effective and Affordable Secondary Education)

    The project caters for students who cannot attend class regularly due to personal, economic or financial reasons. It intends to complement the existing formal system to make secondary education more accessible to students in disadvantaged situation.

    By providing modules, an EASE student can enter into a contract with the school to study at home for a period of time until became ready to return of formal school system.

  • School Based Education

    This is a departure from the conventional external evaluation that is commonly administered to measure the performance of the school in general and the learners in particular. The advantage of the school-based evaluation is that it is initiated, planned and implemented by the principal and the teachers themselves.

    The program is being tried out in two (2) schools in Region I, but is limited to the area of Mathematics.

  • Indigenization/Localization of the Secondary Education Curriculum

    The project focuses on the relevance of the curriculum to the local culture. It took off with a national workshop on the development of curriculum frameworks and sample lesson plans in eight (8) subject areas.

  • RHGP (Revitalized Homeroom Guidance Program)

    A curriculum that addresses or guides the learner's need in making sound decisions that match his/her aptitude and interests. Presently, the program is now being institutionalized in secondary schools nationwide after a week-long training of program implementors at the division and school levels.

  • Population Education Program

    Competitions in Population Education
    Competitions are conducted that highlights the responsiveness of education in promoting curricular programs related to societal concerns, like population education.

    There are three (3) national competitions which focus on population education, namely; National Pop Quiz, the National Poster Making Contest, and Essay Writing Contest were conducted to promote public awareness on the subject.


    This is a quarterly publication of the PEP newsletter which aims to supplement the existing population education instructional materials for all levels. It serves as a clearing house for PEP activities at the regional level.

  • Population Education Information Network (POPEDIN)

    This is a monthly newsletter of the Population Education Information Network which contains PopEd updates and other related information for various types of user groups.

    Provides networking, communications and information exchange between and among PEP DECS, Regional POPED Units as well as other program-related network within and outside DECS.

  • Home-Partnership Program

    This program complements the existing school program in population education. The objectives of the program are to enhance knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents on PopEd related concerns and to empower them as teaching partners of the school in educating their children and other community members.

    The project kicked off by conducting a modified Delphi study which revealed that parents should handle delicate topics on adolescent reproductive health.

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Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
 Telephone Number: (032)632-1361 to 71

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