The Respect Education Program started as an advocacy campaign in 2012 to promote intercultural understanding among the children in schools and aims to decrease number of bullying cases especially in areas where diverse culture exists. It later evolved into an approach that aims to improve the quality of education by creating a learning environment where every child feels safe, accepted and capable of fully developing him/herself. This became a child motivational learning program and sees as an effective peace building activity for the children. This kind of development has acquired many positive feedbacks from different stakeholders primarily from the Department of Education (DepEd) Region XII which later explored possibilities of integration in the curriculum. Strengthening its partnership with DepEd-XII, the Respect Education became the main program to support access of the school children to quality education in the areas of coverage of Pasali Philippines.
In 2015-2016, the approach of REP offers opportunities for teachers on how to maximize the potentials of their students in a more interesting, productive and meaningful manner. It also provides an alternative in classroom management that is helpful in dealing with large number of children in one class and giving them confidence to test their individual capabilities. This urges Pasali to bring the program to a higher level through the support of Porticus, with an upscale and enhanced modules that provide more capacity strengthening to teachers, increase participation of parents and community as they also play a vital role in the development of the child and teacher-students from Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) - College of Education
in Palimbang who are trained on creative pedagogy approach and will be able to practice their learning in the target schools in Palimbang.
There are series of activities conducted since the start of the project last April 2016, among of which are the a) Project Launching to schools and Orientation of Respect
Program, b) Pool of Trainers Formation and Training of Trainors (TOT), c) School-based Teachers Training that are incorporated during School’s Learning Action Cells (SLAC), d) Training of SKSU-Palimbang College of Education graduating students, e) Follow-up coaching and mentoring to schools for hands-on application of the modules and its methodologies, and f) Strengthening of school organizations such as Parents-Teachers
The “Implementation of Value-based Teaching thru Respect Education Project” is a higher level of be implmented in 10 elementary schools within Region 12. It is a twelve-month project with the following activities to be conducted: Pool of Trainers formation; Schoolbased Teachers’ Training; Partnership with Respect Education Foundation (REF) of Netherlands and Philippine Eduation Theater Association (PETA); Training of SKSU-Palimbang College of Education Students; Follow-up coaching and mentoring; and Provision of materials and resources.
Respect Education Program (REP)
Enhancing quality of teaching and promoting respect.
How it all started