Adaptability of K to 12 to Its Stakeholder

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Republic of the Philippines
Department of Education
SAN FELIPE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Basud, Camarines Norte

ACTION RESEARCH PROPOSAL
I-Title:LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCE OF SAN FELIPE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STAKEHOLDERS OF THE K TO 12 BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION II-Proponents: TOMASA FE P. MAÑAGO and MELECIA J. MENDOZA SST I SSP II

III- Background of the Study
“Handa sa Trabaho, Handa sa Mundo,” is the battle cry of the Department of Education as pertains to the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum this school year for all Secondary Schools all over the country. This concept has been handed down from the Office of the President to all the Divisions all over the country. Secretary Armin Luistro had even compared it to a woman in labor pains which means that it can no longer be delayed amidst different points of view from various sectors of the society. The idea had been triggered by a series of expert studies and conferences from all agencies concerned. It can also be noted that this time has been dubbed as “high time” for the implementation of this program since there are only two countries in Asia who haven’t subscribed to this curriculum, and we are one of them until last year. But this does not mean that our government hadn’t contemplated on this idea. The fact is, since 1925, several surveys had come up with the recommendation of implementing the Kinder-6+4+2 schooling scheme. By virtue of DepEd Order No. 31, s. 2012, supported by other clarificatory memoranda, both from the National Office and the respective divisions in the Philippines, the K to 12 BEC has to be implemented among the schools after its kick off of mandatory Kindergarten for children ages 4-5 in the country. As evidences to support the new curriculum implementation, the proponents cite the following studies and reviews. According to Shelley H. Billig, the Vice-President of W.K. Kellogg Foundation and avid supporter of the foundation’s “Learning In Deed Initiative”, ….the need to reform the youth through a reform in education is evident in our society today.” Such reform was seen to be essential by the experts in the department of Education. After thorough deliberation in the States of Maryland, California and Chicago, service-learning (K to 12) is strongly encouraged and even mandated as the most needed reform in education (Bhaerman,Cordell &Gomez, 1998). Students under service-learning had displayed mature outlooks in life, work and aspirations (http://www.LearningInDeed.org). Nevertheless, there are also people within the DepEd who oppose to the implementation of the said curriculum as cited in http://opinion.inquirer.net/23251/k12-most-likely-to-fail, Flor Lacanilao clamor for the improvement of the Higher Education Institutions rather than the secondary schools. In our setting, the implementation requires the most comprehensive information dissemination before and during its implementation, especially upon the conclusion of the first grading period when ratings come in “letters” rather than numerical presentation. It is in this light that the researchers would like to assess the extent of the stakeholders’ awareness, knowledge and acceptance of the new curriculum in their own institution in order to gauge whatever activities and programs initiated by the stakeholders would greatly help in realizing the school’s mission and vision in support to the DepEd. III- Statement of the Problem

The study will also help clarify the stand point of the stakeholders as to how effective are the efforts of information dissemination done by the school personnel of SFNHS and how can this know-how motivate a wholesome and productive partnership among its internal and external stakeholders in realizing the visions of the new curriculum. Specifically, the researchers seek to know:...
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