The synthesized work is composed by reading various materials/articles both locally and foreign made that shows significant activities, studies and reports. Contributors in the Nonformal Education in the Philippines are country reports, government agencies, international agencies, private institutions, case studies and volunteers.
The Nonformal Education contributors in the international level are composed by development reports in the country of Thailand, continent of South Africa and Europe, university and dissertation.
The set-up of the reading is a synthesized and document mapping style to make a different way of acknowledging the contributors and let the readers make an individual impression to the program/project made by each contributor.
The main objective of synthesizing the Nonformal Education in different level around the world is to “Enlighten” all the readers; what is Nonformal Education , the change of name – from Non-Formal Education to Alternative Learning System and its current status in the Philippines.
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a geographic area of 299,764 square kilometres. The country is divided into three geographical areas: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. As of December 2007, there are 17 regions, 81 provinces, 136 cities, 1,494 municipalities and 41,995 barangays, the basic unit of the Philippine political system. The country has some 80 major ethno-linguistic groups and more than 500 dialects spoken. Filipino and English are the official languages.
The Philippine education system is patterned after the American system. Schools are classified into public (government) or private (non-government). The general pattern of formal education follows four stages: Pre-primary level (nursery and kindergarten) offered in most private schools; six years of primary or elementary education, followed by four years of secondary or high school education. College...