What happened to the 19 years of kindergaten-to-college head-banging study? As we welcome a new school year, we are reminded of our need to constantly improve the quality of education for Filipinos across the country. And to extend what the budget could do more with a greater quantity and quality. Unlike before, pag high school graduate lang, mas mahirap makahanap ng work. The voucher system intends to decongest public schools by sending high school students to private schools. Nevertheless, he said that the law should be suspended because the government is not yet prepared to implement it, especially with regard to labor.
Tests in schools can be informative. Guess these would be enough, sana naman napaisip ka man lang sa bagay bagay. The Department of Education or DepEd administers the whole educational system, which also includes the allocation of funds utilized for school services and equipment such as books, school chairs, etc. A P12-billion Tertiary Education Transition fund is also in the pipeline to offer grants, scholarships, and financial assistance to displaced employees so they may be qualified to continue working in the field of education. With more classrooms and more teachers, congestion in our public schools has gone down and this is evidenced by the big reduction in schools that employ a two, three, even four-shift system. Now is not the time to hit the brakes on a national reform we desperately need and have been working towards for the past years.
I don't mind the private schools because they are aleady competitive. The new curriculum introduced mother-tongue based multilingual instruction as well as a spiral approach in the math and the sciences. There is an entire year before the full nationwide implementation of the K-12 Program and the performance of DepEd thus far gives us enough reason to trust that we can get this done together. Why did I think so? These tracks can encourage and aid students to pick courses subjects that will help the young generation to select the best courses that will compliment their talents, skills and abilities. To appreciate the enormity of this revision, the numbers associated with the two additional years in high school are worth noting.
In the middle of this change, countless groups have judged it since the country enforced the program in 2011. However, it is undeniable that there will be problems that arise as we implement the program, which could include a lack of budget, classrooms, school supplies, and teachers. These gains we have had in the past years put into perpective the ability of DepEd and our education stakeholders to make necessary preparations and improvements in the condition of education across the Philippines. As a specialized school, Manila Science High School has the ideal class size of 35 students. Antonio Tinio said the government still failed to address the increasing dropouts and out-school-youths in the country. The K-to-12 program seeks to enhance the learning experience of millions of Filipino children. With government officials, teachers, students, and the public working together, the Philippines will yield global-ready talents.
Considering teachers is only one part of the situation. If they do so, the new education program will improve the lacked in the former education program. Oftentimes, sarcasm is lost so such style of writing needs to be avoided. All countries implementing the K-12 systems including Finland which is considered to be the best in education at the moment succumb to the same situation where fresh graduates fall short of skills and abilities to keep up with the jobs offered to them! But findings will tell us that K-12 is not ill timed; neither is it unnecessary. The teachers nevertheless pooled their resources to get soft copies of all the materials available and reproduced these at their own cost.
We have a year to implement this major education program and DepEd has asked for our help For concerns and suggestions, email or call 02 636. I am just hoping too hard that people in the Department of Education and its stakeholders will take more effort to deepen their understanding on how K to 12 can be a tool for societal change and social relevance. This, despite the increase in budget and other schemes like voucher system and conditional cash transfer program, which requires beneficiaries to send their children to school. So what should be the role of the educational institution? But most of the available materials are just lesson guides. The main problem is that even though there are already plans that are being implemented, there are also problems that remains unsolved or are still being unsolved. Thus, their children are getting into the best universities and the best jobs after graduation. Graduates will also be well prepared for the higher education.
Also, the development of basic education should coincide with the development of tertiary education in order to pose a genuine change. As a result, upon graduation they will have the specific job-related skills they need even without a college degree. Second, since two years has been added to the basic education here in the Philippines, it simply means that there are more curriculums that have been added or will be added to the curriculum. By the way, does any school teach those information? The same teachers who underwent the Grade 1 curriculum training also turned up for the Grade 2 curriculum training. In the pursuit of improving this ways society tends to compare our education level with other countries and their teaching methods. In the of this blog, I wrote: Instead of trying to attack the problem at the end of high school, efforts must be focused on the early years of education. In this system, education is not compulsory.
In 2008, for instance, international test results revealed that Filipinos were behind compared to other countries when we finished dead last in math. Kindergarten is a preparation for Elementary, Elementary is a preparation for High School, and High School is a preparation for College. Many would agree that actualizing the K-12 system in the Philippines would result in more young Filipinos equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to enter the workforce. Thus making their college life tertiary education easier and making it more enjoyable. New learning materials under the revised curriculum for Grade 2 and Grade 8 formerly second year high school will again be delivered late, as in last year when the K + 12 program was rolled out. We definitely need to give more budget to public schools to afford competent teachers and facilities.