Curriculum Implementation In The Philippines

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1. Discuss different perspective surrounding the implementation of the said curriculum including the Washington and Bologna accords. Different Perspectives on the K-12 Curriculum Implementation in the Philippines K-12 implementation seeks to be at par with international standards. The question is whose standards the Philippine education is adhering to. Globalization has brought forth these standards. With the opening of international labor market, a tighter competition coexisted. Survival of the fittest comes into play. Those who are well-equipped grab the opportunity without even batting an eyelash. With this notion, the Philippines adopted the international standard on the required minimum number of years for basic education. That is 12…show more content…
But the basic education is a question. K-12 basic education in other countries comprises of 12 years of basic education. That is six years in the elementary and another six years in the high school which is divided into two: junior high school and senior high school. Bologna accord is meant to ensure coherent, compatible, and comparable systems of higher education. Compliance to the three cycles of the agreement is not a problem in the higher education in the Philippines. But the number of years before entering the higher education is the question. Bologna accord requires 12 years of basic education. It was in 2010 that the Bologna accord no longer recognizes undergraduate degrees in the Philippines. So, with the implementation of the K-12 curriculum in the Philippines, the government has high hopes that, in terms of academic requirements, the graduates of the country can keep up the tight competition in the labor force. This Bologna accord guided the Philippine educational system to a new horizon which enables the graduates to explore more and bigger possibilities here and…show more content…
While most private schools have long been preparing for this, some private schools are still in a dilemma especially on the initial steps of managing the transition in terms of curriculum, budget and other resources, teaching force, clientele, and other details. The situation may not be very alarming. But thanks to the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), an organization of private schools which expressed strong support to the K-12 curriculum. However, unlike public schools, this education sector does not seem to be totally submerged into this major transformation in the Philippine education system. Nevertheless, private schools are projected to follow to the new platform because they are guided by the DepEd curriculum. Some concerns have resurfaced during orientation conferences on the K-12 Basic Education Program conducted for CEAP members and other private schools associations. Such problems are directed to transition management and curriculum enhancement. The central focus of the K-12 curriculum is decongestion. The new curriculum is redesigned to achieve the desired competencies and skills of a K-12 graduates. Competencies are strengthened especially in the core areas – English, Mathematics, and

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