Evaluation and accreditation of non-formal education in the Philippines

Valisno, Mona Dumlao
IIEP Occasional Papers, 53
102 p.

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About the publication

Described here is the Accreditation and Equivalency Programme (AEP), begun in the Philippines in 1976. Early chapters emphasize that the program was instuted to establish citizens' elegibility to receive academic credit for out-of-school learning and experiences, to encourage dropouts to return to school, and to determine eligibility for employment or job promotion. Chapter 4 describes the development of the Philippine Educational Placement Test, designed to assess and give credit for general knowledge and work experience. Sample items and tests are included. Chapter 5 describes the results of the test, including number of examiners participating, distribution of examinees, grade year placement of examinees, and reasons for examinees dropping out of school. Chapter 6 briefly describes feedback about the program from examinees and citizens. Chapter 7 contains highlights of findings and their implications, including the need to further expand the AEP and to strengthen the hold of the formal schooling system. In chapter 8, objectives reached by the AEP are discussed, including extents of benefits of the program, effects on the clientele, and effects of the project on other sectors. A final chapter on future plans discusses in detail a proposed evaluation study of the program (from ERIC database)