K to 12 Basic Education Program
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This is the last part of the post taken from the presentation of Dr. Patricia Licuanan Phd, Chairperson of CHED, for the K to 12 Pre-summit Conference .
Implications of the K to 12 Program for Higher Eduation
The information below was presented during the K to 12 Pre-Summit Conference held at the Heritage Hotel in Manila last December 12, 2012.
The topics below will cover two important areas relating K to 12 and Higher Education.
1. Basic Education Graduates and Their Impact on Higher Education
2. CHED (Commission on Higher Education Department) and its Efforts to support the K to 12
I. Basic Education Graduates and Their Impact on Higher Education
Key Result Areas of Philippine Higher Education Institutions related to the K to 12 Education Program
The Pre-Summit Conference of the K to 12 Program included a presentation on the Key Result Areas for the Philippine Higher Education Institutions.
Higher Education Landscape and Critical Areas of Concern of Philippine Higher Education Institutions
Last December 12, 2012, different stakeholders of the K to 12 Education Program convened to meet for the K to 12 Education Program.
One of the presentation for the said conference is by Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education.
Today, we will be presenting the higher education landscape and Critical Areas of Concern identified for Philippine Higher Education Institutions.
During the Pre-Summit Conference for the K to 12 Education Program, Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, Chairperson of the Commission of Higher Education presented the relation of K to 12 to Higher Education.
One of the goals of implementing the K to 12 Program is to see its benefits in the long term perspective. Naturally one of those benefits is K to 12′s role in preparing our high school graduates to higher education.
Since the presentation of Dr. Licuanan is divided into different portions as listed in the outline below. Hence, the succeeding posts will be divided into different categories as well.
The goal of releasing this presentation obtained from the K to 12 Pre-Summit Conference is not to convince you that the K to 12 Education Program is the sole solution to the challenges we are facing right now in the Philippine’s educational performance.
Hence, Special Education Philippines would like to be clear that these items were identified during Department Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro’s presentation during the Pre-Summit Conference. Comments will be limited in this post lest some people might think that Special Education Philippines claim these promises on its own.
This information is based on the K to 12 Education Program Pre-Summit Conference last December 12, 2011.
1. What is K to 12?
As you can see in the diagram above and with the passing of the Kindergarten Education Act, all Filipino children will have the right to receive a preschool education. The +2 years is the plus 2 years of Senior Year. The previous first year to fourth year will now start with Grade 7 to Grade 10. And the last two years will be the senior high school years which will help our students become more competitive and enabled graduates.
This school year has about less than two months before it ends and next school year DepEd will launch its K to 12 Program to pre-selected schools both private and public.
Below is a collection of video clips from the K to 12 Pre-Summit Conference held last December 2011 expressing different criticisms and concerns raised by both the media and the Department of Education itself about the K to 12 Basic Education Program.
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.