Public–Private Partnerships (PPP) in Education enormously gained support particularly on the constructions of school buildings, improvement of school facilities, professional learning and development of teachers, on the feeding programs of poor schoolchildren, upgrading classroom instructions through provisions for instructional equipment and application of modern technology, all of which have goals on bringing all the children to schools and outcomes for quality instructions. But in most cases public schools administrators & teachers had been placed to some challenges particularly political pressures as they engaged with local government units for partnerships with non-government organizations (NGOs) in the community. Mutual agreement was set initially between those in the local government and the target non-government organizations partners for this purpose. This study employed the descriptive –qualitative research in which responses of eighteen (18) School Heads of DepEd Ibaan District, Batangas Province , Philippines who were the respondents were coded, analyzed and interpreted and provided year-round plan of actions with strategies that will eliminate political issues between and among the public and private sectors who would worked together to achieve the schools’ goals in order to sustain public-private sectors partnership engagement to schools in the district. Recommendations made were of eliminating communications on pressing political issues among local government units and encourage for stronger linkages with private sectors for partnership engagement to support the schools for an independent and interdependent but wholesome and long-lasting relationship promoting culture of excellence and quality outcomes in education.
Emiliana Roxas, Department of Education, Philippines
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