BUREAU OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
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
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
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.
- GASTPE (Government Assistance to Student and Teachers in Private Education)
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
- CS-PST (Community Service and Public Safety Training)
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
- TSD-MCP (Thinking Skills Development for Maximized Cognitive Performance)
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
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
school-industry partnership between the private sector and the
government in order to provide all the resources the public system
- SIP (Self-Instructional Packages) in SRA (Social Reform Agenda) Provinces
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
- BP-OSA (Balik-Paaralan Para Sa Out-Of-School Adults)
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)
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
- School Based Education
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
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
- RHGP (Revitalized Homeroom Guidance Program)
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
- Population Education Program
Competitions in Population Education
are conducted that highlights the responsiveness of education in
promoting curricular programs related to societal concerns, like
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.
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
- Population Education Information Network (POPEDIN)
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
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.