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A Primer on the New K-12 Philippine Education Curriculum

Have a better understanding of our new education system which will be introduced this schoolyear.

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A major change in our country’s educational landscape is about to take place: the Department of Education (DepEd) is launching the K-12 curriculum this coming June.

According to President Benigno S. Aquino, “We need to add two years to our basic education. Those who can afford pay up to fourteen years of schooling before university. Thus, their children are getting into the best universities and the best jobs after graduation. I want at least 12 years for our public school children to give them an even chance at succeeding.” In line with this, the 1987 Philippine Constitution states that, “The State shall establish, maintain, and support a complete, adequate, and integrated system of education relevant to the needs of the people and the society.“ Such mandate gives justice to the basic rights of every Filipino child: the right to quality education and the right to a quality life.

What is K-12?
According to the K to 12 Deped Primer (2011), “K-12 means “Kindergarten and the 12 years of elementary and secondary education.” Kindergarten points to the 5-year old child who undertakes the standardized curriculum for preschoolers. Elementary education refers to 6 years of primary school (Grades 1-6) while secondary education means four years of junior high school (Grades 7-10 or HS Year 1-4). In addition to this, two years are now allotted for senior high school (Grades 11-12 or HS Year 5-6).

Prof. Lorina Calingasan of the College of Education in UP Diliman explains that “K-12 means extending basic education by two years, so instead of having a high school graduate at 16 (years old), we will have high schoolers graduating at 18.”

The DepEd discussion paper (2010) on the enhanced K-12 basic education program explains that this new setup “seeks to provide a quality 12-year basic education program that each Filipino is entitled to” (p.5). Furthermore, the purpose is not simply to add 2 more years of education “but more importantly to enhance the basic education curriculum” (p.5).

What is the rationale for this program?
There is an urgent need to enhance the quality of basic education in our country as seen in the education outcomes of Filipino students and the comparative disadvantage of the Philippines with regard to other countries. The following data would support this explanation:

At present, the Philippines is the only country in Asia and among the three remaining countries in the world that uses a 10-year basic education cycle. According to a presentation made by the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO-INNOTECH) on Additional Years in Philippine Basic Education (2010), the comparative data on duration of Basic and Pre-University Education in Asia shows that the Philippines allots 10 years not just for the basic education cycle but also for the pre-university education while all the other countries have either 11 or 12 years in their basic education cycle.

Achievement scores highlight our students’ poor performance in national examinations. The National Achievement Test (NAT) results for grade 6 in SY 2009-2010 showed only a 69.21% passing rate while the NAT results for high school is at a low 46.38%. Moreover, international tests results in 2003 Trends in International Mathematics and Science study (TIMSS) show that the Philippines ranked 34th out of 38 countries in HS Math and 43rd out of 46 countries in HS II Science. Moreover, the Philippines ranked the lowest in 2008 even with only the science high schools joining the Advanced Mathematics category.

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  • Guest 6 months ago
    i just want to ask this question, hope you will answer..what will happen to students who didn't undergo the senior high school in k to 12, students who graduated in the old curriculum in ched the not k to 12 curriculum, what will happen to them in college say they will study another course after graduating a course for example BSA then they will study again BSIT.what will happen to them if by that time they will enter another course their course (BSIT for ex.) will be 3 years only which means that only the major subjects will be study because the minor subjects are studied in the senior high school.what if they didn't undergo the k to 12 program,will they be admitted to college quickly or they will first take the senior high school subjets which are pre-requisite to college?
  • Guest 5 months ago
    IDONAT NOW
  • Guest 5 months ago
    you see i dont think its necesary to have this in the system
  • Guest 6 months ago
    What will happened to those student who finally finish their college but wanted to take another course for the tertiary? Would this new system will affect their enrollment to the course they wanted to finish aside from the course they'd already take?
  • Guest 10 months ago
    :P
  • Guest 10 months ago
    for me k-12 is not appropriate in country like philippines, we all know that many of the families could not send their children to school to study. it is additional expense. they said that after graduated high school, they can easily found a job, but, is that job is the deserved for those students.? pano yung mga tao na degree yung habol sa pag aaral? dagdag eto sa expense at sa time ng pag aaral.

    http://ourhappyschool.com/ -contributor
  • Guest 11 months ago
    well...people are notoriously difficult to embrace new things. very judgemental most of the time. negative thoughts misled them... maganda po ang k to 12 . para to sa mga susunod na henerasyon. kaya suportahan po natin.
  • Guest Nov 09 2013 @ 05:26pm
    Dagdag gastos lang yan, nasa estudyante at guro na yan kung dekalidad ang pagtuturo, kung talagang gustong matuto ng bata kesahudang sampung taon pa idagdag nila in continuation of secondary education kung ayaw talagang matuto wala talagang matutunan ang bata.

    kahit apat na taon lang ang high school kung maganda ang pagtuturo o kalidad ng edukasyon ay enough na. lalo lang tatamarin magaral mga bata nyan. bakit naman ako, narating ko kinalalagyan ko ngayon na apat na taon lang sa high school. sa private dagdag gastos. at sa public school naman. turuan nyo na lang mga guro nyo kc sila ang mga walang alam at tatamad tamad kaya walang natutunan mga bata sa public school. Pres noynoy, iba na lang pagkaabalahan mo at maraming mas nagangailangan ng attention mo.
  • Guest Oct 24 2012 @ 10:50pm
    thank you for this detailed information. It helps me a lot in doing my term paper in my M.A.
  • tfvelasco Sep 26 2012 @ 01:31am
    Hi everyone. It's only now that I saw all the comments placed here.
    Thank you for taking time out to read this article and share your opinion on the K-12 curriculum.
  • Guest Sep 26 2012 @ 01:19am
    Hi guest:) Sure you can use this as reference to your research paper. Sorry for my late reply. You can also visit my blog if you have any further inquiries. Just make sure you cite this site accordingly in your bibliography.
    God Bless with your research paper
  • Guest Sep 08 2012 @ 01:20pm
    mam Tanya, thank you very much for the wonderful article you have posted. This is very important for us teachers who are on the process of implementing the K-12 Program. Can I ask permission from you that I will include some of the articles that you have written in my research paper about K-12 program? Hoping that you will grant my request. thank you in advance.
  • Guest Aug 17 2012 @ 04:56pm
    Ang mundo ay nagbabago......kung pag-iiwanan tayo ng panahon daig pa natin ang napag-lumaan. Siguro for non-academic major graduates o di teacher ang profession medyo maguguluhan po tayo anu po. medyo di kasi naipaliwanang ng maayos sa atin. isa lang po ang nasisisguro ko na ang lahat ng pag babago ito ay napag-aralan na ng maigi hindi lang sa atin pati narin sa ibang bansa. Aminin ang lola noon at tayo ngayon mag pagkakaiba sa mga aralin...nakakagulat isipin na ang subject ko sa college noon ay tinuturo na sa high school ngayon. nasa atin parin kung paanu natin tatanggapin ang pagbabago. ang sa akin bao mag reklamo subukan muna at pag di gumana marami naman daan isa din lang naman patutunguhan. wala naman perpektosa una. sabay sabay tayo matuto. Ika nga "SA MGA TAONG NAG-IISIP NA ALAM NYA NA LAHAT NAGSISIMULA ANG KAMANGMANGAN" Ang proseso ng pagkatuto ay di natatapos. Nakakaasar lang isipin na may iba akala nagtapos na sila tapos narin ang pag-aaral nila. Ang mundo ay nagbabago---sasabay kaba para maging matagumpay o hahayaan mo nalang maiwanan gaya ng ala-ala ng kahapon na wla ng patutunghan pa hanggan
    g jan nalang.
  • Guest Aug 04 2012 @ 05:12pm
    I am Japanese, living in Japan.
    Last summer, my daughter went to Cebu to learn English at Korean running English school for a month.
    Recently, Japanese noticed that Philippine is a best offshore country to learn English.
    because it is near to Japan, cost-saving、tropical islands with relax mood.
    My daughter also enjoyed learning and staying in Cebu.

    But I have a question about Philippine's English schools.
    Most of all schools are run by Koreans.
    Philippines are lecturers and managers, but owner are Koreans.
    I don't say Korean's running is bad, I mean Philippines don't notice their human resource’s values.
    English education and higher education are now days huge industries.
    Korea, Japan, China, Russia etc, many people in non English speaking country hope to learn English and to get degrees in English lecture's university.
    But their problem is cost.
    Getting lessons in USA, UK and Australia needs huge money.
    Then, Philippine is discovered!

    If Philippine's university adjust themselves to international standard(K-12),
    Huge students go to Philippine to study abroad!
    it means huge money flow into Philippine, many Philippine’s
    middle class can get jobs relevant to university.
    For example, Japanese average cost with college education is a million yen (a half million peso) annually. So, if Philippine university get international standard then give degree on a half cost of Japan, many Japanese students will go to Philippine university.

  • Guest Jul 07 2012 @ 03:22pm
    students, nowadays says that going to school is boring . but they didn't know the effect if they would not go to school and study hard ! this k-12 that is mandated this year shows more help to our poor people ! this no need to boost out more money to spend to because you can still study in a public school and will have a good job when the time comes that you graduated in secondary education ! it is more help of our government ad they have a good thought and good plan for us teenagers ! you can still find a good job if you can graduate because it is just like a vocational course ! think teenagers and parents should be happy bout this coz their children can find a good job though they did notyet went to college !
  • Guest Jul 05 2012 @ 06:38pm
    isa po akong 3rd year highschool student at editorial writer din po ako sa school namin , as ive had observed , maganda nga pong maipatupad yung k 12 lalo na po sa bansa natin PERO sa tingin ko eah hindi pa po tayo masyadong handa sa mga ganyan , lets think of other ways na mas maiimprove pa po natin ung education here in the philippines without adding extra years in elementary and highschool like iimprove ung teaching skills ng mga teachers for their students lalo na po ng highschool , mas maganda rin po kung mas mabigyang pansin natin ung mga bilang ng mga kick-outs or drop outs sa bawat mga school , bigyang pansin din po natin ung mga ipinamamahaging textbooks sa mga estudyante , karaniwan po kasing ang ratio ng libro sa mga estudyate is almost or not exactly 1:5 or higher pa po , masarap mag-aral lalo na po kung andyan ang gobyerno natin para tulungan kaming mag-aaral sa pagtuntong namin sa mga paaralan . kaya po for me k 12 is good but not exactly best for our country right now.
  • Guest Jun 30 2012 @ 12:24pm
    I believe k to 12 is not bad at all BUT our government should have studied our current situation. Is it applicable right now that we lack rooms, teachers, books, and other school materials? And aside from that, is the government can assure the kids right after they have finished grade 12th there will be many job opportunities offered? At present,some of our college students are not able to land appropriate jobs to their course taken due to NO JOBS AVAILABLE.Some of our graduates now end up working in blue collar jobs such as call center agents, sales men, sales ladies, collectors, etc. I think the gov't should think how to produce some jobs and make use of it's human resources. i have been to other countries and found out that even senior citizens who are physically and mentally able are given jobs.And to top it all, some of my friends children who immigrated to other countries are doing excellent in their academics there. In other words, they excel in their respective schools. I conclude there is nothing wrong with our previous curriculum but the big problem is the availability of job opportunities to every Filipinos.K to 12 is only applicable if we have some jobs offered to everyone.I hope the gov't will be able to see our real problem... please create jobs for every Filipino first...This works...
  • Guest Jun 19 2012 @ 08:37am
    K-12 is a borrowed scheme. I pose no objection to copied things as long as they bring desired results. In all teaching-learning situations, the teacher occupies the most sensitive and important position. All learnings, insights and skills that will be imparted to the learners will come from him. Salaries, classrooms, school visual aids and devices such as TV, computer, laptop, books, etc take the second seat. Given a half-baked, diploma mill or moronic teacher, the above-cited learning aids will have but little effect.

    So to harness the usefulness of teaching aids and devices and channel them effectively for the learning of pupils and students, the employment of capable and intelligent mentors tailored to do the job is urgent. Increasing teachers' salary is in order, given the tasks of molding learners skills, attitudes, competencies 24/7. Teachers may be seen outside of school premises but busy in the thoughts on how to improve his learning the following day.

    There's a loud and reverberating valid complain for the lack of schools, classroom, chalks and textbooks, which I know will soon be addressed with. We've so much fund for the purpose from the gaming entity, sweepstakes and lotto.

    Good teachers who are devoted to the profession will make do of whatever available things he can lay his hands on in the classroom. Be reminded that the LORD did not use laptop in his teachings; he was contented with was available, the shade of trees, the leaves and peebles.

    The use of pure English after WWI was in vogue from Grades I up. It was the language of instruction in the class where I was in - Grade I. I learn. We learn. The vernacular was introduced as a medium of instruction from Grades One to Three not only now. It was once used while I was yet teaching. Pupils learn. Of course learning isn't of the same degree in pupils because of individual differences. There's no quarrel. These are innovations to teaching and are considered ingredients to make the learning process palatable.

    What is the cry for the hour is the urgent need for young, energetic and sharp minded teachers who can deliver the products to the great number of pupil-students in his charge. Let's not expect all the eggs to hatch because not all children are educable. There are really bad eggs, It isn't the teachers' fault to see poor and abnormal children lag behind. It is a reality.
  • Guest Jun 18 2012 @ 01:23pm
    hindi ako sang ayon sa K-12 n yan.. kahit saang anggulo ko tingnan walang maidudulot kundi pahirap sa mga magulang na ginagapang ung mga kanilang anak para mkapagtapos. tpos dadagdagan pa.. Pano nlng ung mga hirap sa buhay? cguro sa mga may pera walng problema. Pero ung mga mahihirap na syang bumoto sa mga nasa gobyerno upang matulungan cla.. Bkit may kakayanahn b ang pilipinas na kulang n nga ang mga facilities, classroom at mga teachers. at iyan b ang slusyon para madagdagan ang mga classrooms? nag survey nb ung mga nagpasa ng batas n yan sa kalagayan ng mga schools at mga pangangailangan ng mga estudyante? Bakit gagaya tyo sa ibang bansa tungkol jan bago ung batas n yan gayahin nyo muna ung mga facilities nila, mag teahcers, classrooms at standard ng pagtuturo.. Gusto ng pilipinas sumabay sa uso di naman bagay.. Saka di nman gnun nhuhuli ang mga filipino regarding sa pag aaral.. nahuhuli cla sa mga pangangailanag ng mga estudyante... Ang mga estudyante na butas butas ang mga classroom at naglalkad ng napakalayo makapsok lng sa school dadagadagan p nila ang paglalakad? Cguro kyo n nasa gobyerno wala problema kaya di kyo umiimik kasi marami kyong pera.. Sana tingnan nyo muna ung kalagayan ng edukasyon sa pilipinas bago nyo tingnan ung ibang bansa... Marami pang problema n dapat unahin.
  • Guest Jun 14 2012 @ 12:28pm
    good day po, ask ko lang po if u could answer me, pano po if mag ta take ng UPCAT ang aming mga anak when they preferred na mag college sa UP, pano po un? sa ika 4rth ba nila or need pa po tapusin additional 2 years sa seniors nila?actually marami po kaming maapektuhan nun, kasi po mag rereview na ang mga anak nmin and magtatake ng UPCAT when they are in 3rd year high school..please paki reply lang po..thank you and more power
  • Guest Jun 12 2012 @ 01:27pm
    Again, it's just an improved way of turning our kids into the best employees. That's passe. Read Robert Kiyosaki. Will they really attain true success when they're trained to ride the less adequate vehicle?
  • Guest Jun 12 2012 @ 05:40am

    Opinyon ng Pilipinong estudyante sa US: Unang-una sa lahat, masasabi kong hindi nahuhuli ang edukasyon ng Pilipinas, kung sa haba lang ng pag-aaral ang pagbabasehan. Kung tutuusin, kadalasang namamayagpag ang mga Pilipinong estudyante dito dahil unang una sa lahat, disiplinado tayo; at pangalawa, higit na advanced ang mga lessons sa ating bansa, kahit pa sinasabi niyong "kulang" tayo ng dalawang taon ng pag-aaral kumpara sa karamihang bansa.

    Hindi ako gaanong uma-agree sa K12 implementation sa Pilipinas dahil na rin sa nararamdaman ko ngayon ang haba ng proseso ng pag-aaral. Ako, at karamihan sa mga kaibigan ko, magda-dalawampung taong gulang na ngunit wala pa ring masasabing degree. At kamo, wala rin namang kasiguraduhan kung may nag-aantay nga bang trabaho sa amin dito once na maka-graduate kami. Pakiramdamam nami'y nauubos na ang oras namin para makatulong naman sa aming mga magulang.

    Dahil din sa haba ng pag-aaral dito, marami ang pinipiling hindi na magtuloy pa sa college. Magastos daw at matagal pa bago kumita ng pera. Isa laman ako sa mapapalad na nakakatanggap ng financial aid galing sa gobyerno. Hangga't maaari, ay iniiwasan ang mag-student loan dahil mababaon lamang kami sa utang hanggang sa kami'y may mga sariling pamilya na. Maraming pinipili nalang agad na mag-trabaho; dahil at least yun, kahit walang diploma, kikita na agad kahit pa sa pagiging server man lang sa mga fastfood restaurants. Ganoon na lamang ba ang gusto nating mangyari din sa mga estudyante natin?

    Agree ako sa sinasabi ng marami, bakit hindi na lamang pagtuunan ng pansin ang kakulangan ng mga classrooms, libro, teacher, at kung ano pa? Kung hindi na nga maayos ang edukasyon natin ngayon dahil sa kakulangan ng mga ito, paano pa kaya pag dinagdagan ng dalawa pang taon ang pag-aaral?

    Oo, masayang mag-aral, pero kung wala kang pera, paano na?

    Sana'y mapuna ninyo ang opinyon ng estudyanteng ito na naranasan na mismo ang "K-12 ed system." Maraming Salamat Po.
  • Guest Jun 11 2012 @ 08:38pm
    I also disagree to this K to 12 system. Bakit sa ibang bansa ba mataas ang employment rate nila dahil K12 ang basic education cycle nila? Sa ngayong panahon nga eh, puro college graduate ang kailangan nila ultimo sales girl lang.
    tapus marami tayong problema sa kakulangan ng teachers at classroom so paano niyo e emplement yang K12? gumagawa lang kayo ng additional gastos for parents, na naghihirap na ngang maghanap buhay para lang makapag-aral ang mga anak.

  • Guest Jun 11 2012 @ 01:56am
    I think it's about time the Philippines adopted the K-12 system to be more in-sync with International Standards. The curriculum in English is also advantageous, considering the high demand for English-speaking graduates around the world. I just hope that, with the new system, employers will also recognize the GED and more graduates of the system will be able to find entry-level jobs without having to have a college or university degree.
  • Guest Jun 10 2012 @ 04:55pm
    i guess these people who really wanted to implement this new curriculum should be in the position of classroom teachers for them to assess it properly if they should really pursue this change. they do not know what is the true problem of schools. more classrooms, more teachers, adequate learning facilities and proper supervision are what our present day learners need - not this new this new curriculum.
  • Guest Jun 08 2012 @ 02:50pm
    Re the use of mother tongue as a medium of instruction.

    If I'm not mistaken the reason why this is being implemented is to make it easier for kids to understand the lesson and follow with the discussion. So I really have nothing against it, besides this would only be implemented until 3rd grade.

    My only concern though is for those kids who do not understand the local dialect. Now, there may be a number of reason why some of these kids don't understand the dialect. Consider a kid whose parent/s have been relocated/re-assigned due to work. Or a kid transferring from a private school, were English is the medium of instruction.

    Consider this scenario, majority of your class is "Inglisero" (English speaking). The teacher uses their local dialect as a medium of instruction, as this is the memorandum they have to follow, an English speaking student will not understand. The teacher makes another attempt, translating in Tagalog, some might understand but others don't. So the teacher will then be forced to translate to English. What are we then looking at, a "paos" (hoarse) teacher.

    Yesterday my 1st grade kid came home with an assignment, Math in our local dialect. As I am only working part time I have the luxury of tutoring my kid. I would admit it took a while and a lot of analyzing before I was able to figure out his homework. It was hard for me to teach my kid math in our dialect, teaching him the meaning of each word, doing translations. Since I wanted him to learn the dialect and be able to do his homework on his own later on. I did not end up with a hoarse voice but it took me longer to teach my kid something that he already knows, the version of the lesson in English.

    My take, i think this should be look into. Consider other circumstances, is the mother tongue based language effective or not. Teachers should be flexible and resourceful. They should be the best point person to determine if this is effective or not and make the necessary adjustments so that we will meet our end goal TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR KIDS TO LEARN AND FOLLOW THE LESSON. After all, we still have a lot of issues on our educational system that needs to be addressed.

  • Guest Jun 07 2012 @ 09:29pm
    What will happen 4 years from now? As i see it, nobody will be entering college in 2 more years..i think they overlooked that there will be a gap of 2 years..they should have studied the program more deeply instead of hastily implementing it..
  • Guest Jun 07 2012 @ 08:40am
    On the contrary of using our mother tongue... who ever you are, I would like to inform you that using our mother tongue is the best way to let our students understand better on their lessons. What is the use of using our International language which is English if our students do not understand. In addition, if you are worrying about science, our mother tongue can be use to explain science. But it depends of how a teacher explains it to them. Thank you so much.
  • Guest Jun 06 2012 @ 06:08pm
    As one of the first batch of Grade 7 of the K-12 Education Curriculum,

    It is not so bad after all. They did it early so that, Philippines can grow about Jobs, which after we graduate Senior HS (Grade 11 and Grade 12) some of us can work now.

    About myself is all about patience, after graduating Grade 10 (Junior HS) then another which Grade 12 (Senior HS), I will still go in to college after Senior. It is my choice to be more successful and really face the final challenges as I go to College, As my myself, I am so OK with 20years after studying. As I finished K-12.
  • Guest Jun 05 2012 @ 06:22pm
    NO TO K 12! Solve the high unemployment problem first. Address & solve the perennial problems of the public school system first. Pay the best school teachers with very good salaries first. Improve the country's GNP before first. Improve the country's infrastucture first and solve the system of corruption first. I ask the DEPED people & my countrymen, how much did we learned in school that we applied in our job or everyday life, tell me.
  • Guest Jun 05 2012 @ 02:27pm
    Do we need to implement K-12 program where in fact we did not done yet to alleviate poverty in the Philippines? How can an elementary students study well if there parents are keep on striving to achieve the first level on hierarchy of needs which is the basic needs, the food, clothing and shelter, can we first solve this? the students cannot concentrate their studies if their stomach are empty then we will add another 2 yrs? K-12 Program needs to have a long term plan, short term implementation, to be more effective.
  • Guest Jun 03 2012 @ 09:07pm
    I am not against the K to 12 program of the Government. However, I was surprised when I attended an orientation at my kid's school and after reading some articles regarding this program. My concern, the language to be used for elementary, kinder until grade 3 is the mother tongue. Do our government officials think of this twice before they push with the implementation this school year? As for my personal opinion, using the mother language will not in any way improve the knowledge of our children. If they will have field trip as a simple example, will they be able to understand other dialects other than their own? How can they communicate with others? how can they learn from others if the language they knew is only their mother tongue? Please wake-up! unless the government have their own reason implementing this. Or, is this just a mere copy cat from other country? No English on their curriculum, how about science? how can you teach science in mother tongue? Maybe, this is not a problem of our government officials because their children goes to international school and not on public schools. I hope this could be discussed in national television so our government can clear their side. Thank you very much.
  • Guest May 25 2012 @ 11:57am
    YES we have to be united pero sana alam niyo pakiramdam ng pumapasok sa klase na madalas walang laman ang tyan sa umaga at walang lunch para lng matuto. It happened to me pero di ko sinasabi kasalanan ng gov't na wla kami makain pero please be open minded. Students from public schools barely have food to eat. meron pa projects etc..to pay. Maka graduate lng ng highschool is already a big achievement for the family. What we need is more classrooms and more books. Paano matuto ang bata kung 1 book is for 8 students? no chairs, small room. Not an ideal learning environment. Tapos 2 more years? oh please.. Quality pls not quantity!
  • Guest May 19 2012 @ 06:19pm
    What we need right now is UNITY...why don't we just obey first...who knows what really happens after the implementation...no one knows unless we go for it so that we can see what will be the result...that's the problem kaya hnd tayo umaasenso,we keep on complaining...we tend to give negative insights on something na hindi pa naman nangyayari...if everyone of us contributes something positive on everything then that something will turn out to be positive also...the success of our country doesn't only depends on the government but to everyone of us...it starts with ourselves...
  • Guest May 17 2012 @ 11:51pm
    i am a social work student. This K-12 curriculum is a good idea. But it is too early to implement this program right there and then. there should had been an allotted time for the adjustment of the parents especially to the students who are incoming Grade 1 this year. i know it will be a big adjustment for the teachers for this coming June 2012. Look at from the REALITY, this student cannot afford to continue another year for their studies before they reach High School. i don't have any against to this program but i was trying to help out to be mo practical for what is the real situation of the children nowadays.=]
  • Guest May 12 2012 @ 07:51am
    I am a high school teacher, K12 Curriculum idea is good but our government become so idealistic for always saying that they are not just going to add two more years, but enhance the students education. How are we public school teachers do that? We lack everything in school! We don't have enough facilities to enhance students education so its just a waste of time if they are going to add two more years w/o enhancing first the facilities. Teachers are not MAGICIANS! we are going to do our part, do yours first ( to the higher ups).
  • Guest Apr 17 2012 @ 08:27pm
    i've been a public school elem teacher for 28 years, the prob is not the nos of years, but more schools, more classrooms, chairs, school facilities, books, teachers....as simple as these not the nos of years to be added to the curriculum. i beg to disagree that public school teachers received huge salaries accdg to guest 1, have u seen the paycheck of a teacher 1 she/he's a take home pay of 3k because of so many salary deductions. if the government could build more schools, classrooms i don't think students will be congested in one room ( mostly 80pax) per room esp in quezon city and nearby provinces....this basic needsshould be addressed by the government to improve the quality of education. additional 2 years for high schools will not improve the quality of education in the phils, if the basic needs of the students will not be given by the government.
  • Guest Apr 07 2012 @ 02:37pm
    the government said that the p[roblem is the poor performance in national exams of our students that means the problem lies with the poor performance of our educators and the educational system, adding two more years would only make the whole system worse. ang laki na ng sweldo ng mga teachers pero wala pa ring improvement sa klase o paraan ng pagtuturo.
  • Guest Mar 23 2012 @ 01:36pm
    'Prof. Calingasan explains that “while parents may look at this as extended expense i.e., paying tuition for another 2 years in high school, this would offset itself since the competencies one would learn from the additional years are the same ones which the first two years of general education in college teach.”'

    Will this mean that college education will be less than 2 years compared to the present 4 or 5 year college course?

  • Guest Mar 15 2012 @ 08:17pm
    for public schools only..right? Not in private, I guess. WE only have 10 elem and hs years but how about the 3 pre-school years? I think what the government needs is to improve the teaching methods they are using in public school... That would be more appropriate... The teachers need more training and please.... wala ng palakasan system for the teachers just to teach in public school... Equip your teachers with good education and proper implementation of what should be done....
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