THE LEVEL OF AWARENESS OF THE GRADE 8 STUDENTS
OF PAG-ASA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
OF VICTORIA REYES DASMARIÑAS CITY CAVITE
IN THE NEW K-12 CURRICULUM IN THE PHILIPPINES
FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2014 – 2015
An Undergraduate Thesis Presented to Faculty of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy
De La Salle University - Dasmariñas
Joy Emelyn C. Alao
Camille P. Cantimbuhan
Mary A. Joy Solano
Joelyn A. Valderama
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
Statement of the Research Objectives
Scope and Limitations of the Study
Significance of the Study
Definition of Terms
II. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURES
III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Description of the Respondents of the Study
The researcher wish to express their deepest gratitude to the following people who have stood by them and supported them throughout the research process. This study would not be possible without those individuals that gave them assistance and guidance in the preparation and completion of this research.
To the respondents, the Grade 8 students of Pag-asa National High School especially to their Class Adviser Mrs. Sheryl B. Zarsadias, thank you for your time, knowledge, information and effort that they have given during the survey. It is our pleasure to have you as respondents.
To Ms. Zenia M. Madlansacay our subject professor, we thank her for her great ideas, comments, patience and understanding during the research.
To all of the references, that was truly beneficial for the newbie researchers. It served as a guide that effectively taught the researchers on how to come up with their own thoughts and ideas.
To the researchers family and friends, thank you so much for the continuous support, guidance and for the unfailing love and as well as for the financial assistance that was truly needed throughout the study.
And above all to our Almighty God, for giving them wisdom, strength, determination and blessings bestowed upon them for this study to be possible. To God be the glory.
CHAPTER 1: THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Faced with harder economic competition and worried about the skills of the future work forces, the government lead by the President of the Philippines and his Department of Education Secretary are trying to connect education from preschool through post-secondary so that more students are prepared for further study and work. In October 5, 2010, the recent program on Philippine Education as part of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s Educational Reform Program was the instituting of the K – 12 Education Plan. The Pnoy Administration believes that adding more years to basic education in the Philippines could help solve the problems of unemployment, keep with global standards, and help Pilipino students to have more time to choose the career that best suits their skills.
Psychologically speaking, the short education program affects human development of the Pilipino children. A Pilipino is legally a child before he or she turns 18 years old. Psychologists and educators say that children under 18 are generally not emotionally prepared for entrepreneurship or employment or higher education disciplines. Commonly, Grade six pupils graduate at the age ranging from 11-13 years old, and fourth year high school students graduates at the range of 15-17 years old. Therefore, these learners are still considered children and they are not capable to handle serious situations like decision – making and work task. In the Philippines, there is a harvesting practice which is called, “Hinog sa Bunga”, meaning a fruit which was taken from the trunk of the tree. The ripened fruits which were...
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