K12 Educational System in the Philippines - a Policy Paper

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In view of Sarah Katrina Maramag’s idea, “ the crisis of the Philippine education system, in all levels, is stemmed not on the superficial, in this case the number of schooling years, but rather on the conditions and foundation on which it subsists. Unless the government addresses in earnest poor public spending, high costs of schooling, the predominance of a colonial curriculum, lack of transparency and accountability amid widespread corruption within the sector and the development of the country’s science and technology for domestic development, all efforts will remain on the surface and neither 10 nor 12 years would make much of difference.” To relate with the statement of President PNOY “to achievesomething out of this move to K-12, we need to have a realistic set of plans” and reality check, the plan doesn’t coincide as to the currentsituation. Though implementing K-12 would be possible, these paradigmchanges would be harder for the public system for them to cope up withthe rapid changes.Why? Let us settle to the article of Junifen F. Gauuan, firstly, thebudget for the education sector of the Philippines is, compared to otherNewly Industrialized Countries (NICs), relatively low (for example,difference of almost 5% GDP with Malaysia and Brunei – 3.1% GDPPhilippines). Secondly, the infrastructure of the state schools are notconducive enough to admit more students (picture students takingdouble-shifted school time i.e. 7am-1pm + 1pm-7pm – is that good forstudents to not meet in a one-off-one-time schedule? OR even cram 50students in one class?). To correlate demand and supply, more demand = more supply.With the current shortage of teachers, as claimed by ACT (Alliance of Concerned Teachers) there is no capacity for the public system to admitmore students, even more to prolong the



References: The Washington Accord .http://www.washingtonaccord.org/Washington- Accord/FAQ.cfm(Accessed 11 September 2010) Mullis, I.V.S., Martin, M.O., Robitaille, D.F., & Foy, P. (2009) .Chestnut Hill, MA. Pros & Cons in the K+12 Basic Education Debate ,October 14, 2010

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