Thursday, September 29, 2016

Alternative Education students edit Philippine essays

Alternative education students edited essays from the Access scholars of Dapitan City, Philippines, as part of their major assessments in their English Language Arts class for the First Six Weeks that culminated this week. The students specifically looked for corrections in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. The essays from the Philippines were about the comparison between the healthcare services of the two countries: Philippines and USA. Majority of the essays recognized that US health services are more advanced than those in the Philippines. One interesting observation was that in the Philippines, patients are not admitted to hospitals or clinics if they cannot afford to pay the required hospital deposit or clinic fees, while in the US, everyone receives health services first regardless of financial status and can always arrange payments after the hospital or clinic visit. One Alternative Education student, however, commented that Filipino health workers are genuinely caring; in fact, his doctor since he was a child has been a Filipino.