DO 6, s. 1988 – The DECS Values Education Program

January 25, 1988
DO 6, s. 1988
The DECS Values Education Program

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators

  1. The changes brought about by the peaceful revolution of 1986, the new expectations for real freedom and democracy, and the emergence of opportunities for the citizens to participate in social transformation and nation building all demand a corresponding re-assessment in the values, the attitudes and the behaviors of the people.
  2. To meet this challenge, the DECS has embarked on a vigorous program of values education designed to enhance human development and strengthen the moral fiber of the people through the educational experience.
  3. Attached is the framework for the program. This values framework was first presented to educational leaders at the Educators’ Congress of 1986. Although the framework was based on the outcome of surveys, studies, and consultations undertaken as part of the curriculum reforms at all levels of the educational system, its validation continued after the Congress through consultative processes conducted with the clientele of the different bureaus. Participants were students, parents, teachers, administrators and experts from state universities and colleges as well as private educational institutions. This framework is the revised form evolved through feedback from these consultations.
  4. Copies of the framework are being sent to the regional offices for distribution to division, district and school offices.
  5. The framework is intended to serve as a guide to the regional and division offices and the schools in developing their values education programs. The values chart provides flexibility for regions, divisions or schools in determining their priorities and in making decisions on whether other values have to be added to meet the needs in their specific localities. However, the enhancement of social responsibility, initiative and resourcefulness must be internalized first by those involved in the transformation process themselves, for transformation should start from the “actors” themselves.
  6. It is desired that this Order be circulated to all the schools as soon as possible to assist them in planning their values education programs starting in the school year 1988-1989. It is anticipated that the initial implementation of the program will provide feedback on how it was used, and additional lists of shared values identified in the various localities.
  7. A report on the initial implementation shall be submitted to the Central Office in April 1989. This will be used as basis for further improvement in the subsequent implementation of the values education program in all sectors of the school system.
  8. Immediate and wide dissemination of this Order is desired.

Incl.: As stated
Reference: MECS Memorandum: No. 61, s. 1986
Allotment: 1-2-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)

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