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Dr. Jestoni P. Babia, et. al.


Education for Sustainable Development permits each individual to get the information, abilities, perspectives and qualities important to shape a practical future. This study determined the level of training implementation based on the six ESD action principles and as to which of these principles have contributed to the improvement of the level of implementation of ESD programs in the Philippines, ESD- best practices of the university community extensionists and the challenges that they have met in the implementation of ESD. It centered on Cell’s Resilience by Szanton & Gill (2020), Transformational Learning by Mezirow (1994) and UNESCO’s three pillars of ESD and Six ESD Action principles and policy support for sustainable development through community learning centers.  This study utilized a quasi-experimental type of research in which it involved quantitative and qualitative data. The random sampling technique was used in order to select the 25 beneficiaries from private and public basic education and higher education institutions. The results showed that the level of implementation was to at least SOME EXTENT with a 3.25 mean, and that only the transformation component is the only significant predictor, the best practices of USJR-Blooms, PNU-Mangrove, and CTU-Hablon tapped the decoding of books through Bloom’s Software for reading literary , reviving Mangrove Forest through DAGANG fisherfolks to target environmental conservation and MTB literacy, and reviving the Handloom Weaving of Hablon in Argao with socio-economic impact, and the challenges of other extension projects in the Philippines enumerated on the attendance of the beneficiaries and the project team, he change of leaders, organizations, time availability, their limited resources and linkages, financial resource mobilization, sustainability of interest, miscommunication, hectic schedules and negative attitudes towards the extension process. It is concluded that the ESD of the Philippines’ implementation is so far, in average level and that the projects have to focus on the transformation of the beneficiaries. This study is recommended to be replicated prioritizing the sustainability and transformation researches, monitoring and evaluation of ESD-Based community project researches, proposed plans for wide array of external funding.   

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