K to 12 Pre-Conference Video Interviews with DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro
Posted by: | on January 25, 2012
K to 12 Pre Summit Conference Special Education Philippines
During the K to 12 Pre-Conference last December 2011, members of the media, including Special Education Philippines, were invited to ask questions about the K to 12 Basic Education Program. The K to 12 Pre-conference press conference was graced with the attendance of Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro and Undersecretary for Finance and Administration Francisco Varela.
Below are clips from some of the interesting questions about K to 12 Basic Education Program.
Is the K to 12 Curriculum and Materials Ready Already?
This question about K to 12 Curriculum is important because it addresses the preparedness of DepEd in launching the K to 12 program. According to DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, one of the biggest challenges of K to 12 is public awareness of the program. And just like the move of DepEd to require preparatory level in the preschool level before entering Grade 1, the public wants to know if we have sufficient resources to teach these proposed extra years in Philippine Education.
DepEd Secretary Responds to K to 12 Curriculum and Materials Questions
Will the College Years Be Reduced Because of K to 12
One of the advantage highlighted by DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro is the possibility of reduced years in the tertiary level once K to 12 is launched. However, is it really possible to reduce the college years in education because a four-year course in college here in the Philippines is also a four-year course in other countries. Is this move going to be advantageous for the Philippine graduates or are we going to compromise only the quality of their education and competitiveness to work globally?
Bro. Armin Luistro Responds to the Question Will College Years Be Reduced because of K to 12
What do you think about these issues concerning K to 12? Do you have questions you want to ask yourself. Please post it below and let’s make our voices heard by the DepEd before its too late.