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  1. robert k

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    I think home schooling is a great idea, if they need to learn it, it should be something you know too.:biggrin:
     
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    That's when you turn to Kahn Academy www.khanacademy.org well, depending on your internet connection I supose. Also good if you just want to learn or are curious about something.
     
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  3. キング雨

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    Yoyax said:
    Can you also help me... What about good elementary schools in Dumaguete, what are these schools?

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    Good day :smile:

    I believe the best public elementary schools in Dumaguete City are West City Science Elementary School & West City Exceptional Child Learning Center (SPED). These elementary schools are for the Exceptionally Gifted Fast Learner Children. Most Department of Education (DepEd) teachers have either earned masters degree relative to the field they are teaching or currently pursuing masters degree. You can test it for yourself. Try matching the knowledge learned by an ordinary elementary student from West City Science Elementary School or West City Exceptional Child Learning Center from a student who is on the honor roll from any other elementary school in Dumaguete City, then see for yourself the results.

    Thank you.
     
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  4. Scott Robson

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    I have 5 children in Negros Oriental Montessori International School "SIMON" (reverse acronym). Great space and teachers and I am very impressed with the principal who has a Doctorate in Psychology and studied with Maria Montessori in the USA.
    The new K to 12 system requires lessons to be in the local dialect - SIMON still uses English for all lessons except Tagalog.
     
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    Hi Dave,

    Alas and alack I fear I have opened a can of worms. Asian educational methods and particularly Philippine schools sadly lag far behind Western models. Hence the teaching strategy , "I talk, you listen, you learn". That's why so many graduates from Nursing etc are unable to pass the Board exams for Western practice - as a previous correspondent remarked. They just don't equip 'em with critical thinking skills.

    My thought is that this starts right from the get word go in the schools. I think they do a wonderful job with values, community involvement and the extra curriculum stuff - the kids and families are well and truly involved and schools seem at the heart of baranguays. Long may that last. However, the art of teaching, pedagogy if you like seems stuck in the dark ages. Learn by rote, supply the facts and test 'em. The Phils is a million miles from assessing teaching quality or developing kids in ways I spoke of in my last post. So unfortunately, there is no information I can let you have.

    I'll finish by telling a story: I did a workshop in my speciality (something medically related) for a bunch of staff at Silliman a few years back. A wonderful welcome, some great people and some very talented clinicians. But could I get them to move off their backsides to engage and experiment with the skills? It was like watching tumbleweed pass - they just wanted me to talk and talk and talk. A lot of work needs to be done I am afraid.

    I don't want to d*mn everything educationally here btw. Every academic or teacher I meet here is dedicated to their students and does their level best given the woeful lack of resources. Amazing folk.
     
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  6. キング雨

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    Good day :smile:

    I believe the best public high school in Dumaguete City is the Dumaguete Science High School (The Regional Science High School of Central Visayas Region & now Negros Island Region). All incoming freshmen students-applicants should pass 3 sets of exams before being accepted. Entrance to Dumaguete Science High School is very competitive since only those belonging to the top 10% from any grade school can be considered as an applicant. Education is free since every student is considered an Eskolar ng Bayan (Scholar of the Philippines). Per Wikipedia data, Philippine Science High Schools & Science High Schools are considered as the top high schools in the Philippines and are viewed to be one of the best in the ASEAN region by 2016.

    With due respect to private schools in Dumaguete City, I think the two most worthwhile private HS are Silliman University High School & Don Bosco High School. Both private school tuition/school fees range from Php34,000 – Php40,000. Silliman University is considered the 1st American-Protestant University in Asia. Don Bosco, on the other hand, is a world-standard catholic school run by the Salesians of Don Bosco & the only high school in Dumaguete City that has worldwide campuses in Europe, Asia, USA, etc.

    Finally, I still believe that the type of school does not really matter much. In the end, it will always depend on how much your child has absorb the basic education provided by any school, and how much he/she can transform the acquired knowledge to better himself/herself to become a productive citizen of his/her country.

    Addendum: Not all learning/knowledge are acquired from the school. There are also others who are not well-educated & may not even have finished elementary that are more street-smart, have better values, integrity & sense of responsibility to his/her community than those ego-centered educated rich brats who are more prone to corruption & palakasan system because they have connections & wields power.

    Hope this info helps.
     
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