PHILIPPINE EDUCATION FOR ALL (EFA)
What is EFA 2015 Plan?
The Philippine Education For All (EFA) 2015 is a vision and a holistic program of reforms that aims at improving the quality of basic education for every Filipino by 2015.
Overall Goals & Objectives of Philippine EFA 2015
- Universal coverage of Out of School Youth (OSY) and adults in the provision of basic learning needs;
- Universal school participation and elimination of drop outs and repetition in firsts three grades;
- Universal completion of full cycle of basic education schooling with satisfactory achievement levels by all at every grade or year;
- Total community commitment to attainment of basic education competencies for all.
Education For All (EFA) is a global movement led by UNESCO aiming to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015.
UNESCO has mandated to lead the movement & coordinate the international efforts to reach Education for All. Governments, development agencies, civil society, non-government organizations and the media are but some of the partners working toward reaching these goals.
The EFA Goals also contribute to the global pursuit of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially, DG 2 on universal primary education and MDG 3 on gender equality in education, by 2015.
The Fast Track Initiative was set to implement the EFA movement, aiming at “accelerating progress towards quality primary education”.
The Six Goals of Education for All (EFA) have become UNESCO’s Overriding Priority in Education
1. EXPAND EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION
The goal callas for better and more possibilities to support young children, and their families and communities, in all areas where the child is growing-physically, emotionally, sociably, and intellectually.
2. PROVIDE FOR FREE & COMPULSORY PRIMARY EDUCATION FOR ALL
Therefore this goal sets the objective of seeing that all children-girls as well as boys-go to school and finish primary education.
3. PROMOTE LEARNING and LIFE SKILLS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE and ADULTS
This goal places the emphasis on the learning needs of young people and adults in the context of lifelong learning.
4. INCREASE ADULT LITERACY BY 50 PER CENT
This calls for a certain level of improvement in adult literacy by 2015-it says that it should be 50 % better than it was in 2000.
5. ACHIEVE GENDER PARITY BY 2005, GENDER EQUALITY BY 2015
This goal calls for an equal number of girls and boys to be enrolled in primary and secondary school by 2005-this is what gender parity means.
6. IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION
This goal calls for improvement in the quality of education in all its aspects, aiming for a situation where people can achieve excellence.