Planning in Schools

“Change is avalanching down upon our land, and most people are utterly unprepared to cope with it,” states Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock (
-Toffler-Shock).   In these globally fast-paced times, changes are happening so fast that we are at times unable to preserve relevant cultural aspects and values.   As Heraclitus ( had said: “You need names for things, just as if they had a rigid permanence, but the very river in which you bathe a second time is no longer the same one which you entered before. You cannot step into the same river twice.” To be is to become..
In the field of education, change is, and will continue to be a decisive factor for any educational undertaking.   One has to be prepared for the changes ahead, and the best preparation is careful planning in order to set up all that might be essentials in putting in place the best education for the next generation.
Education is regarded as indispensable to the individual as well as national development process. It is recognized as a basic right of every human being. Hence, the government’s adoption of the “Education for All” policy or EFA as its major social development program which emphasizes the grand alliance of all sectors united to support one common goal: to bring about equal opportunities for everyone to be educated.  
In an attempt to lay down the risks and opportunities of basic education in the Division of Samar for the next six years, and anchored on the overall policy and planning framework as set in place through the Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda (BESRA) in answer to the strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) pushed by the Philippine Government, this Division Education Development Plan (DEDP) of the Division of Samar serves as an avenue for all who have stakes in education to examine its present state, where it is right now, how it will improve, and where it...