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Presidential Decree 6-A
Transcript of Presidential Decree 6-A
Deriving from or founded on law.
Created by the constructions of the law.
Goals of the Educational system. (2, a-c)
a. To achieve and maintain an accelerating rate of economic development and social progress.
Prepared and Compiled by:
Don Sean Arvie V. Buencamino
Aurora State College of Technology
Foundations of Education, 2nd SEM SY:13-14
Legal Bases of the Philippine Education System
The laws which are the bases of the PES.
One of the Major laws which stipulated the current Philippine Educational System
September 29, 1972
Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DECREE OF 1972
b. To assure the maximum participation of all the people in the attainment and enjoyment of the benefits of such growth.
c. To strengthen national consciousness and promote desirable cultural values in a changing world.
Objectives of the Educational system. (3, a-d)
a. Provide for a broad general education that will assist each individual, in the peculiar ecology of his own society, to:
attain his potential as a human being;
enhance the range and quality of individual and group participation in the basic functions of society; and
acquire the essential educational foundation for his development into a productive and versatile citizen;
b. Train the nation's manpower in the middle level skill required for national development;
c. Develop the high-level professions that will provide leadership for the nation, advance knowledge through research, and apply new knowledge for improving the quality of human life; and
d. Respond effectively to changing needs and conditions of the nation through a system of educational planning and evaluation.
Ten–-year program to attain the objectives. (4, a-f)
a. Improvement of curricular programs and quality of instruction of all levels by way of upgrading physical faculties, adoption of cost-saving instructional technology, and training and re-training of teachers and administrators;
b. Upgrading of academic standards through accreditation schemes, admissions testing and guidance counselling;
c. Democratization of access to educational opportunities through the provision of financial assistance to deserving students, skills training programs for out-of-school youth and continuing education program for non-literate adults;
d. Restructuring of higher education to become more responsive to national development needs through a planned system of incentives and assistance to both public and private colleges and universities and synchronization of curricular programs, staffing patterns and institutional development activities;
e. Expansion of existing programs and establishment of new ones designed to train middle-level technical and agricultural manpower; and
f. Instituting reform in the educational financing system to facilitate the shift of funding responsibility for elementary and secondary education from the national to the local government, thereby increasing government participation in higher education.
Educational projects to attain objectives. (5, a-g)
a. Management studies by the DEC.
Financing the whole educational system.
b. Improvement of secondary schools which include services, facilities, equipments and curriculum.
c. Upgrading and improvement of technical institutions, skill training centers and other non-training programs for the out of school youth and the unemployed.
d. Curriculum and staff development including mathematics and science teaching.
e. Expansion of agricultural secondary and higher education programs.
f. Textbooks and instructional materials.
g. Assistance and incentives.
AUTHORIZING THE UNDERTAKING OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, PROVIDING FOR THE MECHANICS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND FINANCING THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Education Special Committee
composed of the Secretary of Education and Culture as Chairman and the Secretary of Finance and the Commissioner of the Budget as members,
National Board of Education
Educational Development Projects Implementing Task Force
(a) To supervise and implement foreign-assisted development projects; and
(b) To implement such other development projects as may be assigned to it by the Secretary of Education and Culture.
500M Php 1972-1982
P50,000,000 for Fiscal Year 1972-73
P50,000,000 annually thereafter until June 30, 1982
Presidential Decree 6-A