The Learning Resource Management and Development System (LRMDS) has been developed in response to the findings of baseline research conducted during STRIVE Phase I and II during 2007 and 2008 in Divisions 6, 7 and 8 to identify the levels of access to quality learning teaching resources by Divisions and schools. The Baseline studies identified highly variable distribution of resources across all levels and in most subject areas, (English, Mathematics, Science, ALS and TLE). The lack of resources was also highly variable across divisions sampled. (Baseline Research STRIVE II 2008)
A major objective of the system is to provide a technical basis for assessing, acquiring, adapting, developing, producing and distributing quality learning and teaching resource materials for students and instructional support materials for teachers.
The LRMDS is informed by the collaborative work among the central and regional/division and school personnel on ways of improving access to quality instructional and learning materials. The evolving design, development and implementation of the LRMDS are a critical contributor to the successful implementation of the Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda (BESRA), specifically Key Reform Thrust 3: DepEd central, regional and divisional levels focus on aligning people's collective aspirations for education with actual teaching practices in schools and learning outcomes attained by Filipinos.
The Strengthening the Implementation of Basic Education in Selected Provinces in the Visayas (STRIVE) is an AusAID assistance project designed to assist the Philippine education sector to improve access to quality basic education in selected provinces in the Visayas.
Goal: To contribute to the improvement in the quality of and access to basic education in the Visayas
Purpose: To develop, support and strengthen education management and learning support systems for improved access to quality basic education, within the national Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda.
It has four (4) components, with two-cross cutting themes, Quality Assurance and Access/Equity underpinning and guiding all project activities, namely:
Component 1: School-Based Management Support System: Development of a functional management support system for continuing school improvement at regional, division and school levels.
Component 2: Human resource Development (INSET) System: Development of a Regional HR-INSET system for quality professional development of teachers.
Component 3: Learning Resource Management and Development System (LRMDS): Development of LRMDS to provide access to quality teaching and learning resources.
Component 4: Project Management: Manage the Project in an effective, efficient and responsive manner.