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 [SHS]) 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. This program of the government have six salient features, first is the strengthening of early childhood education, second is making the curriculum relevant to learners, third is ensuring integrated and seamless learning, fourth is building proficiency through language, fifth is gearing up for the future and last is nurturing the holistically developed Filipino. Every Filipino child now has access to early childhood education through Universal Kindergarten. At 5 years old, children start schooling and are given the means to slowly adjust to formal education. Research shows that children who underwent Kindergarten have better completion rates than those who did not. Children who complete a standards-based Kindergarten program are better prepared, for primary education. Education for children in the early years lays the foundation for lifelong learning and for the total development of a child. The early years of a human being, from 0 to 6 years, are the most critical period when the brain grows to at least 60-70 percent of adult size..[Ref: K to 12 Toolkit] In Kindergarten, students learn the alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors through games, songs, and dances, in their Mother Tongue. Examples, activities, songs, poems, stories, and illustrations are based on local culture, history, and reality. This makes the lessons relevant to the learners and easy to understand. Students acquire in-depth knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes through continuity and consistency across all levels and subjects. Discussions on issues such as Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation, and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) are included in the enhanced curriculum. After going through Kindergarten, the enhanced Elementary and Junior High curriculum, and a specialized Senior High program, every K to 12 graduate will be ready to go into different paths – may it be further education, employment, or entrepreneurship. Every graduate will be equipped with Information, media and technology skills, Learning and innovation skills, Effective communication skills and Life and career skills. To attain this salient features of the K to 12 Curriculum, all Grade Three teachers in the Philippines under went to a series of lectures where in it tackled everything about the curriculum for it to be more effective and enjoyable not just to the learners but also to the teachers. Readiness of the teachers that will teach this new type of curriculum is really a great challenge for the education of the learners. The learning of the pupils depends on the ability and eagerness of the teacher to develop a more confident and globally competitive individual for the near future.
. Statement of the Problem
The study aims to identify the readiness of the grade three teachers to the K to 12 Curriculum in the District of Naic II.
Specifically, the study aims to answer the following questions: 1. What is K to 12 Curriculum?
2. What are the salient features of K to 12 Curriculum?
3. Are there significant difference in the K to 12 Curriculum to the BEC Curriculum? 4. What are the differences between the K to 12 Curriculum to the BEC Curriculum? 5. Are there significant relationship between the two Curriculum? Hypotheses
1. There is a significant difference between the K to 12 Curriculum and the BEC Curriculum. 2. There is a relationship between the K to 12 Curriculum and the BEC Curriculum. Theoretical Framework of the Study
The most important question to answer about is what are the significance of K to 12 Curriculum to the...
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