A Research Paper on K to 12

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PERCEPTION OF PARENTS OF THE STUDENTS
AFFECTED BY ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS IN BASIC EDUCATION

A Research Paper Presented to
The Faculty of the Language and Literature Department
Sampaloc, Manila

In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Course
ENG 2-Communication Arts and Skills II

October 2011

Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

A.    Background of the Study

The Philippine education system pursues the achievement of excellent undergraduates in the elementary and secondary level. The Department of Education pronounces the addition of two more years in the basic education of students, which according to them will benefit not only the Filipino youth but all the Filipino in the Philippines. (Luistro, 2010)

The administration asserts that with the implementation of such program, the problem of unemployment in the country will be resolved. In as much as employment in the Philippines is concerned, the K12 education also responds to the fact that most countries in the world already have the same plan in their educational institutions. With this, the standards of these countries go a notch higher than what the country has, thus, creating an expansion in the global competency. (DepEd, 2010)

“We need to add two years to our basic education. Those who can afford pay up to fourteen years of schooling before university.  Thus, their children are getting into the   best universities and the best jobs after graduation. I want at least 12 years for our public school children to give them an even chance at succeeding.” (Aquino III, 2011)

K12 educational systems are additional years to secondary level. This research contains some information about curriculum of K12. This means that the present four years in high school will be called Junior High School and additional two years as senior High School. The model, which is being proposed, is K-6-4-2 where K means Kindergarten (5 years old), 6 means six years in elementary (6 to 11 years old), 4 means four years in Junior High School (12 to 15 years old) and 2 means two years in Senior High School (16 to 17 years old). (DepEd, n.d).

Kindergarten will start in school year 2011 – 2012. The new and enhanced curriculum in Grade 1 and first year high school will start in school year 2012 – 2013. The first year senior high school or the eleventh year will begin in school year 2016 – 2017. The first graduates of the 12- year curriculum will be in 2018. (DepEd, n.d).

Enhancing the quality of basic education in the Philippines is urgent and critical. The poor quality of basic education is reflected in the low achievement scores of Filipino students. One reason is that students do not get adequate instructional time or task.

Our children deserve to receive the best education our country can provide for them and our economy depends on an educated and skilled workforce to be successful in the global market.

B. Statement of the Problem
       This study aims to answer these following questions: 1.      What are the advantages and disadvantages of the K-12 program or the additional 2 years to Basic Education? 2.      Will the parents agree or disagree to the K- 12 program? C. Significance of the Study

Parents of the students. This research would be able to help the parents of the students who are affected by the K-12 program, this will give them an idea of what will be the advantages and disadvantages of the program, and if it will help their children grow from the academic nature. Students. The students will benefit from the study by letting them know how they are going to be able to understand the addition of 2 years from their schooling. Students will know how it will provide a better quality of education to them. Teachers. This study will benefit the teachers from the school, for them to be prepared for the additional two years to the basic education. It is important for them to know the advantages and disadvantages of the program, because they will be the one...
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