College of Arts and Sciences
Science City of Munoz
“Perception of the First Year High School Students Towards
Jason Ivan L. Co
Ronnel vin Bonifacio
Ms. May Almoite Saludez
The K to 12 Program covers kindergarten and 12 years of basic education six years of primary education, four years of junior high school, and two years of senior high school to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship (Ganzon, 2012). The adoption of the program is in response to the need to improve the competitiveness of our country’s graduates as the ten-year basic education cycle is seen as inadequate for work and higher education. In fact, overseas Filipino workers are not automatically recognized as professionals in other countries that view the ten-year education program as insufficient. The Philippines is the only country in Asia and is one of only three countries in the world with a ten-year basic education cycle (Ganzon, 2012).
The only constant thing in the world is change. That’s a lesson that Brother Armin Luistro, the current education secretary wants to impart. “A curriculum is a way of looking at understanding the world. The world perpetually changes,” he told to the Philippines Graphic last June 2012. “If a curriculum remains static despite the changing world, then something is wrong” (). This is Bro. Armin’s main point when he explained the rationale for adopting the new K+12 Basic Education Program. He explained that the changes the Department of Education (DepEd) envision will not happen overnight, adding that the program will be a continuing work in progress (Elefante, 2012).
The Grade 7 students of this school year 2012-2013 were the...