9th Article | Volume 02 | Issue 02

The Implementation of Brigada Eskwela in the Schools Division of Masbate City in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Basis for the Development of a Sustainable Partnership Model  

Gregorio A. Legal, Ed.D. 

Chief Education Supervisor– SGOD, Schools Division of Masbate City

City of Masbate, Philippines


Oscar S. Pinote, Ed.D.

Senior Education Program Specialist – SMNL, Schools Division of Masbate City

City of Masbate, Philippines


Gerard Leomel R. Estoquia

Education Program Specialist II – SMNL, Schools Division of Masbate City

City of Masbate, Philippines



Published: May 2024

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17613/0edt-mw55

Abstract

This study explores the strategies employed by public elementary and secondary schools in Masbate City's Schools Division for effective Brigada Eskwela implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Objectives include assessing approaches at different stages, identifying challenges, proposing partnership models, and suggesting a plan of action.  Using a mixed-methods design, the study collected quantitative data through surveys and qualitative insights through interviews and focus group discussions. Descriptive statistics, thematic analysis, and weighted mean computation were applied for data analysis. The study reveals robust approaches to Brigada Eskwela across stages, emphasizing detailed planning, stakeholder involvement, and adaptive strategies. Challenges, from resource mobilization to coordination issues, were identified, with pragmatic solutions proposed. Areas showing moderate challenges suggest opportunities for targeted training. While noting the resilience and adaptability of Brigada Eskwela implementation in Masbate City, the study suggests areas for improvement. The proposed partnership sustainability model underscores proactive planning, structured committees, and continuous communication. The plan of action outlines steps for capacity building, technology integration, and strategic partnerships, enhancing the resilience of Brigada Eskwela initiatives. This research provides insights for sustaining community engagement in education during challenging times, offering a blueprint for collaborative and resilient educational communities

Keywords: Brigada Eskwela, COVID-19 pandemic, partnership sustainability model, stakeholder involvement, community engagement

How to cite:

Legal, G., Pinote, O., & Estoquia, G. L. (2024). The Implementation of Brigada Eskwela in the Schools Division of Masbate City in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Basis for the Development of a Sustainable Partnership Model. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research and Innovation. 2(2), 145-162. https://doi.org/10.17613/0edt-mw55.