This study investigated the progress of students in different learning contexts and education provision in remote and disadvantaged communities. Specifically, it sought to evaluate the Alternative Delivery Mode (ADM) of education as implemented by BRAC Philippines. BRAC is a non-government organization which set up Learning Centers (LCs) in difficult-to-access populations of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) beginning 2012. Since that time, thousands of school-age children have accessed the free learning materials and teaching provided by Learning Facilitators from Kindergarten to Grade 6. As BRAC Learning Centers were about to close, the results of the study contributed to the discussion on issues regarding access to quality education in remote and disadvantaged locations.
This evaluation research focused on three important aspects of ADM: (1) level of learners’ competencies in literacy and mathematics, (2) effectiveness of use of non-traditional teachers in delivering K to 12 aligned lessons, and (3) how curriculum and assessment forms are designed to meet educational goals.
Data gathering for the project started in January 2018. The project ended in June 2019.
Dr Marie Therese A.P. Bustos, ACTRC, University of the Philippines
Prof Field Rickards, ACTRC, University of Melbourne
Xerxes M. de Castro, ACTRC, University of the Philippines
Karizza Bianca Loberiza, ACTRC, University of the Philippines
Joesal Jan Marabe, ACTRC, University of the Philippines
Dr Cuc Nguyen, ACTRC, University of Melbourne