Alternative Learning System in Davao City “Voices and Experiences of ALS Learners, Instructional Managers and Coordinators”

Abstract / Excerpt:

This study is focused on the Alternative Learning System in Davao City described through the lens and voices of students, instructional managers and coordinators. It is a descriptive study utilizing quantitative and qualitative approaches to answer queries on the respondents' socio-demographic profile, their understanding of ALS learning strands, extent of realization of the core learning competencies of ALS, their experiences, challenges, impact of learning strands, and their suggestions for the improvement of ALS.

The respondents' overall level of understanding on the ALS strands is extensive. This high understanding of the learning strands may be attributed to orientation sessions conducted to students at the beginning of their classes. As to the extent of realization of ALS core learning competencies, the student respondents gave an overall rating of very high on family life, economics and income as well as the environment while they rated health, sanitation and nutrition and civic consciousness high. A similar positive trend was also evident when it comes to the learners' evaluation of the impact of the learning strands on them. In general, the experiences of the respondents reveal positive aspects about the ALS program. The learners find ALS very helpful in uplifting their condition despite their financial limitations and other stifling factors such as age and other social factors that prevent them from attending regular schooling.

Source InstitutionAteneo de Davao University
UnitUniversity Research Council (URC)
AuthorsChristine S. Diaz, Melba L. Manapol, Melanie Galvez
Page Count116
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateNovember 1, 2012