When Reforms Don’t Transform

Education problems from of old are still very evident today.
How come we never learn? Some say may have already overanalyzed our education system as a result of doing one sector review to another. How many of us bothered to read these excellent papers? How much of the message reached their intended audience? Did we ever involved the real stakeholders: the parents, the students, the school administrators, the teachers and the employers?

When new set of officials come in, which office is responsible in briefing them about previous education sector assessments and their corresponding policy recommendations? Sometimes, the agency itself is not fully aware of the existence of these studies.

We need to begin with “knowledge management”.

Here’s an excellent document from the website of the Philippine Human Development NetworkWhen Reforms Don’t Transform: A Review of the Institutional Reforms in the Department of Education (1990-2008)


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