ALS programs are delivered in various modes such as face-to-face, radio-based, eskwela/ computer-based or independent learning and through iNSTRUCTION. Face to Face – Conventional way of teaching which uses variety of strategies and different instructional/learning materials. Radio Based Instruction – Utilizes local community and other modes of broadcast, the core learning modules are transfomed into continue reading : What are the different delivery modes in ALS?
The learning facilitators (Facilitator, Instructional Manager, ALS Mobile Teachers, District ALS Coordinator) goes to a sitio or barangay with a set of learning materials to conduct learning sessions until such time that the learners have become literate before going to anothersitio or barangay. However, depending on the need of the learners, the ALS Mobile Teacher continue reading : How does learning intervention take place in the ALS?
The ALS Programs are carried out by ALS Mobile Teachers and District ALS Coordinators in the 17 regions of the country. Both are DepED employed and hold regular teacher items. Mobile Teachers are “specialized” teachers who live among the people in remote barangays of the country conduct the BLP for illiterate out-of-school youth and adults continue reading : What is the Mobile Teacher Program and who are the Mobile Teachers?
ALS is either DepED-delivered or DepED-procured. Other than DepED, many organizations and individuals deliver the ALS. This program delivery called Non-DepED. DepED-delivered refers to the implementation arrangement where program is directly carried-out by DepED ALS implementers such as the ALS Mobile Teachers and ALS District Coordinators. DepED-procured refers to the implementation arrangement where program is continue reading : Who delivers the ALS?
ALS is intended for out-of-school youth and adults who are 16 years old or older and beyond basic school age that need basic literacy skills particularly in reading, writing and simple computation. These people are usually located in far-flung communities with no or limited access to formal schools. In 2008, it was estimated that 36.35 continue reading : Who are the target learners in the ALS?
The teaching and learning process and materials in the ALS are based on the Alternative Learning System curriculum that is comparable to the formal school curriculum and reflects the set of skills and competencies that learners should develop to meet the minimum requirements of basic education.
Visit the nearest DepEd District and/or Division Office for information about the existing ALS learning sessions in the area. DepEd schools can also provide information about ALS.
ALS is flexible. It is an anytime, anywhere learning. It uses interactive modules and learning sessions are usually conducted at community learning centers at an agreed schedule between the learners and the facilitator.
The ALS provides opportunities for individuals to develop themselves as functional members of the community and for the community itself to become self-reliant. For the learners – absolutely no fees, only commitment and determination to learn are necessary. flexible learning – self paced multiple entries and exits increased access to learning resources and materials acquisition continue reading : What are the benefits of getting into the system?
There are two major programs on ALS that are being implemented by Department of Education. One is Non-Formal Education which is composed of sub-programs: Basic Literacy Program and Continuing Education Program-Accreditation and Equivalency System. The second major program is Informal Education. Both programs are modular & flexible. This means that learning can take place anytime continue reading : How does ALS work?