What are some classroom management issues in the Philippines?

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Classroom management is all about being able to engage the pupils so that they are attentive to what they are being taught; this is an issue that can be a problem around the world and is not solely a Filipino one. The teachers who seem to be the ones  who are least able to manage a classroom tend to be newly qualified ones who have little practical experience, and teachers who have been in the job so long that they have become jaded.

• Filipino education
Filipino children are able to start school at the age of four, beginning with a kindergarten or nursery education. At the age of seven, they will progress to elementary school, which is compulsory. Pupils will remain in elementary school for six or seven years before going to high school, which is also known as secondary school.

Once this has been completed, students can sit for College Entrance Examinations (CEE) if they wish to and if they are successful, may enter a tertiary institution for between three and five years.

• Problems that can affect classroom management
Although elementary education is compulsory, official statistics show that 27.82% of children in the Philippines either never complete, or never attend school. The reasons for this are varied, but include the fact that there are too few schools and often there isn't one that is in the child's area, and that if there is a school the lessons are often taught in a language that the children do not understand.

This means that the children who are attending may be exhausted by a long journey to the school and have the added burden of being unable to understand what is going on. This does absolutely nothing to enable the children to become engaged and means that managing a classroom becomes an impossible task.

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