ADMS make use of a modified in-school and off-school approach (MISOSA) which addresses issues such as congestion of pupils in classrooms, those who are habitual or seasonal absentees, those living in conflict or disaster areas, as well as those chronically ill or helping add family income. It makes use of self-instructional materials or utilization of community school, for instance, as a makeshift laboratory.
ALS, on the other hand, is a program developed by DepEd in order to help “out of school youth, industry-based workers, people with disabilities, former inmates, rebels, members of cultural minorities, and other people who, for one reason or another, cannot afford to go through formal schooling.” Classes are held at community learning centers (CLCs), where students can opt for either the literacy class or the livelihood program.
The assistance of local and barangay officials were sought by the DepEd in carrying out this task, which also covers indigenous peoples (IPs) and those with difficulty in learning.
The early registration for schoolyear 2014-2015 will also be conducted with the help of parent-teacher associations, civil society groups, civic organizations and the business sector to promote universal participation.
• July 23, 2012. “Alternative Learning System” courses.com.ph
• January 14, 2014. “DepEd sets early registration on January 25” deped.gov.ph
• January 14, 2014. Ina Hernando Malipot. “DepEd sets early registration” mb.com.ph
• January 15, 2014. Rainier Allan Ronda. “DepEd sets early registration for SY 2013-2014 on Jan. 26” philstar.com
• “Alternative Delivery Modes (ADMs)” www.deped-ne.net
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