“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.”
-President Benigno S. Aquino III-



RATIONALE The Enhance K+12 Basic Education Program 1.Enhancing the quality of basic education in the Philippines is urgent and critical. most affordable to government and families and aligned with international practice. We have to come up with a proposal to enhance our basic education program in a manner that is least disruptive to the current curriculum. .

The poor quality of basic education is reflected in the low achievement scores of Filipino students.2. One reason is that students do not get adequate instructional time or time on task. NAT High School 2008-2009 NAT High School 2009-2010 47.. Many students who finish basic education do not possess sufficient mastery of basic competencies.g.40 % 46.38 % . e.

3. International test results like 2003 TIMSS ( Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) scores International average Rank Participating Countries 2003 results Grade IV Science Math HS II Science Math 377 378 473 466 43 34 46 38 332 358 489 495 23 23 25 25 2008 results Math 355 500 10 10 .

4. The congested curriculum partly explain the present state of education. The current basic education is designated to teach a 12 –year curriculum. yet it is delivered in just 10 years. .

Table 3 Comparative Data on the PreUniversity Education in Asia The Philippines is the only remaining country in Asia with a 10-year preuniversity program Country Basic Education Cycle Total Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Lao PDR 12 12 12 12 Malaysia Myanmar 12 11 Philippines Singapore Thailand Timor-Leste Vietnam 10 11 12 12 12 Mongolia recently added grades to make basic education 12 years. .

5. High school graduates do not possess the basic competencies or emotional maturity essential for the world of work.5 % 29.9 % .6 % High School Graduate College Undergraduate College Graduates 33. Unemployment Statistics in the Philippines 2010 description Proportion unemployment total 15-24 yrs old 25-34 yrs old 51. The quality of education is reflected in the inadequate preparation of high school graduates for the world of work.5 % 70. It is also a mismatch in the labor and education market.1 % 19.1 % 80.3 % 18.

This implies that those who do not pursue higher education would be unproductive or vulnerable to exploitative labor practices. While those who may be interested to set up business cannot legally enter into contracts. Most graduates are too young to enter the labor force. .6.

basic education is a preparation for college education . The current system also reinforces the misperception that basic education is just for higher education For most parents.7.

especially professionals and those who intend to study abroad is at disadvantage. The Washington Accord prescribe 12year basic education. . Our graduates are not automatically recognized as professional abroad because other countries view our 10-year education program is insufficient. The short duration of our basic education also puts the millions of OFWs.8. The bologna Accord requires 12 years of education for university admission and practice of profession in European countries.

Psychologists and educators say that children under 18 are generally not emotionally prepared for entrepreneurship or employment or higher education disciplines.9. The short basic education program affects the human development of the Filipino children. A Filipino is legally a child before he or she turns 18 years old. .

What is K +12 or K to 12 ? .

K +12 means Kindergarten and the 12 years of Elementary and Secondary Education .

. PRIMARY SCHOOLING FOUR YEARS GRADE 1 TO 6 4 2 GRADE 7 TO 10 GRADE 11 TO 12 2 YEARS the two years of senior high school intend to provide time for students to consolidate acquired academic skills and competencies.The model that is currently being proposed by DepED is the K-6-4-2 Model This model involves k 6 KINDERGART EN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 5 YEAR OLD 6 – 11 YEARS OLD 12 – 15 YEARS OLD 16 -17 YEARS OLD cohort who undergoes a standardized kinder curriculum.

• The target of DepED is to put in place the necessary infrastructure and other necessary arrangements needed to provide Senior High School Education by SY 2016-2017. . Universal kindergarten will be offered starting SY 2011-2012. • SY 2012-2013.IMPLEMENTATION PLAN OF K-6-4-2 • • The implementation of the K+12 program will be phased. The new curriculum will be offered to incoming Grade 1 as well as to incoming Junior High School.

agriculture and fisheries. music and arts. .IMPLEMENTATION PLAN OF K-6-4-2 The Senior High School Curriculum will offer areas of specialization or electives such as science and technology. business and entrepreneurship and subject for advance placement. sports.

VISION S T U Through the Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program. globally competitive . it is envisioned that our graduates will: Possess sufficient Mastery of basic competencies Emotionally developed and competent Enhance K+12 D E Socially aware. involved in public and civic affairs Adequately prepared for world of work or entrepreneurship or higher education N T Legally employable. proactive.

it is envisioned that our graduates will: Allow one to take advantage of the opportunities for gainful employment Opportunity to received quality education which is internationally recognized and comparable Change public perception that HS is just preparation for college .VISION Through the Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program.

thus allowing for a more holistic development. TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES An enhanced curriculum will decongest academic workload. giving students more time to master competencies and time for extra curricular activities.  .BENEFITS OF K+12 A.

 .  Graduates will be able to earn higher wages and /or better prepared to start their own business.  Graduates could now be recognized abroad.BENEFITS OF K+12  Graduates will possess competencies and skills relevant to the job market. Graduates will be better prepared for higher education.

K+12 will facilitate mutual recognition of Filipino graduates and professionals in other countries. FOR THE SOCIETY AND ECONOMY  K +12 will contribute to economic growth.BENEFITS OF K+12 B.  . Improvement in the quality of education growth as much as 2%.

.BENEFITS OF K+12  A better educated society provides a sound foundation for long-term socio-economic development.

Generalization: Since the enhanced curriculum will develop the essential competencies and skills of graduates for productive work or entrepreneurship. . K +12 is not a plus 2 before graduation but a minus 2 before work.

WHAT DO WE DO FROM NOW? 1. Creation of Task Force to jumpstart the program. a Task Force will be formed to refine and detail the K+12 implementation Model. Task Force will be chaired by DepED. .

) .WHAT DO WE DO FROM NOW? 2. Consultations will cover all stakeholders (PTA. Stakeholder Consultations Regional Consultation leading to National Summit will be conducted to solicit inputs and feedback on the proposed model. government & business sectors and others. legislators. public and private Elem and HS.

Financial Study A study will be undertaken to determine the financial implications and the options for financing the enhanced K+12. .WHAT DO WE DO FROM NOW? 3.

validation and nationwide implementation of the Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum for Grade 1 and Hs 1 by SY 2011-2012. . Curriculum Review and Enhancement. Senior HS curriculum shall be develop and validated along with the development of appropriate learning resources.WHAT DO WE DO FROM NOW? 4. This will start with the development.

.WHAT DO WE DO FROM NOW? 5. the training of grade 2 to 12 will be implemented in subsequent years. Teacher Training The training of Grade 1 and HS 1 teachers will start in SY 2011-2012.

WHAT DO WE DO FROM NOW? 6. . Legislation DepED will work for the passage of all necessary and related legislations on the K+12 Basic Education program.

. Education and Communication Campaign. K+12 Information. A massive public information campaign based on the 12-year design model and implementation scheme will be implemented.WHAT DO WE DO FROM NOW? 7.

Thank you! God Bless Us All! .

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