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Is the K model good for the Philippine education system? The program is proposed to start in school year for Grade 1 and first year high school students with the target of full implementation by SY K has been met with criticism from youth and student groupsteachers, parents and the academic community.
The DepEd, for its part, appears determined to enact the program with its proposed budget catering mostly to preparing the grounds for its eventual implementation.
The DepEd argues that the K program will be the solution to yearly basic education woes and the deteriorating quality of education. Critics, however, counteract that the education crisis needs to be addressed more fundamentally and adding more school years would only exacerbate the situation.
Dissecting K The K model is an educational system for basic and secondary education patterned after the United StatesCanadaand some parts of Australia. The current basic education system is also an archetype of American schooling but with a year cycle. DepEd reasons that it is high time to adopt a K system, attributing the low achievement scores and poor quality of basic education to the present school setup.
Following wide protests over the proposal, the department released its official position defending K Below are the main arguments and corresponding counter-arguments from critics.
The K will solve the annual growing number of out-of-school youth. Students and parents, however complain that it would be an added burden to poor families.
While public education is free, a political youth group estimates that a student would still need an average of P20, per school year to cover transportation, food, school supplies and other schooling expenses. Two more years for basic education would inevitably translate to higher dropout rate.
The K will address low achievement scores and poor academic performance of elementary and high school students. DepEd says that the poor quality of basic education is reflected in the low achievement scores of students. In fact, some countries with the same or shorter school cycle garnered the highest scores while those implementing the K model or more years of schooling got lower scores.
The said study shows that fourth graders from Australia had respectable TIMSS scores despite having only one year of pre-schooling, while Morocco two years of pre-schoolNorway three years and Armenia and Slovenia both four years had lower scores than Australia.
South Koreawhich has the same length of basic education cycle as the Philippines, was among the top performers in the TIMSS, while those with longer pre-schooling GhanaMorocco, Botswana and Saudi Arabiathree years had lower test scores. In the high school level, Singapore that also has a four-year high school cycle, got the highest score.
Ironically, the Philippines got a lower score together with countries that have longer high school cycles like South Africa, Chile, Palestine, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. For the pre-college level, the Philippines also got a low score, but so did the United Stateswhich has a year basic and secondary education cycle.
Students from Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kongall with shorter education cycles, got higher scores than America students. The DepEd has enough resources to implement the K Interestingly, countries whose students got high scores in the TIMSS were the ones whose governments allotted high public spending for education.
Despite nominal increases in the total education budget, the government has been spending less per capita on education. The real spending per capita per day dropped to P6. This pales in comparison to neighboring countries — Malaysia7. It is also lower than the four percent average for all countries that were included in the World Education Indicators in The country is also lagging behind its Asian counterparts in public expenditure on education as a percentage of total public spending.The enhanced K program, or the Department of Education’s (DepEd) proposal to overhaul the basic and secondary education curriculum by adding two more years to the system is arguably one of the most drastic and controversial programs of the Aquino administration.
The program is proposed to start. Wilson provides evidence-based curricula and ongoing professional learning to literacy educators across the country. Enhanced school-based physical education (PE) involves changing the curriculum and course work for K students to increase the amount of time they spend engaged in moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity during PE classes.
DO 26, s. – Learner Information System (LIS) and Enhanced Basic Education Information System (EBEIS) Updating for Beginning of School Year (BOSY) What Is K to 12? The K to 12 curriculum covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education.
The program aims to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship. Online homework and grading tools for instructors and students that reinforce student learning through practice and instant feedback.