Curriculum In Philippine Education

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The Department of Education (DepEd) having been driven to formulate strategies that will give students an unquestionable quality of education, has been implementing numerous laws to improve the education of the country nowadays. The Department further fortifies their goal through the inclusion of kindergarten to the new K to 12 basic education curriculum in the country. DepEd believes that during Kindergarten years, a student experiences growth and development, establishes the ability of talking, reasoning, acquires self-esteem and morality, and forms their visions of the world. In short, it is when their brains develop rapidly. Kindergarten is considered as the smooth transition stage between the informal and formal literacy. Students at this…show more content…
The new system states that the Mother Tongue-based Multilingual Education also termed as (MTB-MLE) will be enacted starting from the kindergarten to Grade 3 in all schools. Whether public schools or private schools. The 12 languages that will be used as mediums of instruction are: Kapampangan, Tagalog, Ilokano, Bikolano, Cabuano, Hiligaynon, Pangasinense, Waray, Maguindanaoan, Maranao, Tausug, and Chabacano. The native language first learned by the child will be chosen as the language for their medium of instruction at…show more content…
All the students’ reading materials consists of stories familiar to the learner so that the focus of the learner is on the process of reading rather than being distracted with new situations and unfamiliar people and places. Teachers integrate oral literature, local arts, local history, craft and music in the syllabus so as to support the learner’s culture. This strategy stipulates a link between what the learner knows (his/her first language and culture) and the unknown (what they need to learn). They studied elementary students in Lubuagan, Kalinga to filter out how many students learned better using their native language or using Foreign (English) Language. The study succeeded and found out that many of the top 40 students of each level improved their performance after being taught using their native language. 32 of the top students in Grade 1, 30 students in Grade 2, and 32 in Grade 3. While the students performed poorly when taught in foreign language. The result consisted 36 students in Grade 1, 40 students in Grade 2 and 31 students in Grade
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