Students of Alternative Learning System: Basis for Academic Performance
Every individual have the opportunity to be educated. In school, teachers developed all the dimension of students, their physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual values. They should learn the best knowledge, because as the saying says “learning is the key to success”. But unfortunately not all individuals are given a chance to be educated. There are out-of-school youth and dropouts students. One of its factors is maybe the financial problems. Students tend to stopped to seek job for their needs. So, the DepEd implemented a program which is Alternative Learning System (ALS) that helps students who cannot afford formal schooling.
Alternative Learning System is a ladderized, modular non-formal education program in the Philippines for dropouts in elementary and secondary schools, out-of-school youths, non-readers, working Filipinos and even senior citizens. It is part of the education system of the Philippines but an alternative to the regular classroom studies where Filipino students are required to attend daily. The alternative system only requires students to choose schedules according to their choice and availability. The Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Test (ALS A&E) offers examiners certification of learning achievements equivalent to the elementary or secondary level of the formal school. The program has two different schematics for conducting instruction; school-based and community-based. On the school-based program, instructions are conducted in school campuses while in the community-based program, formal instruction are conducted in community halls or on private places. The ALS program follows uniform lesson modules for all academic subjects covering the sciences, mathematics, English, Filipino, social studies, current events among others. Deliveries of instructions are provided by government-paid instructors or by private non-government organization.
ALS is the “parallel learning system that