K-12 Curriculum

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One of the 10-point education agenda of the Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III is to uplift the educational program which primarily led to the birth of the K to 12 Program. The Philippine government has institutionalized the Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum called K to 12 Program to give students sufficient instructional plan to do subject-related tasks which make them more prepared on a specific subject. This aims to provide authentic and holistic learning activities that will attract Filipino students to keep schooling until they become globally prepared and competitive. The implementation of the K to 12 education plan in the Philippine Basic Education Curriculum is the key to the nation’s development. The goal of this curriculum…show more content…
However, to establish and maintain a high-quality education system, proper investments must be made. In the local context, education remains a top priority. Despite the various development plans and projects formulated by the government and different sectors, the quality of Philippine education still leaves much room for improvement. As part of the efforts of Aquino’s administration to respond to the perceived needs of the education sector, the Department of Education (DepED) had pushed for the implementation of this new curriculum. Truly, one cannot bargain on the importance of English in Education. In fact, former Education Secretaries Ricardo T. Gloria and Fe A. Hidalgo both took initiatives in improving the language proficiency of both the teachers and the students. Gloria ordered all schools to intensify the teaching of English language to hone students speak ad write grammatically correct English because he believed it was the only medium by which the country’s graduates could be globally competitive. On the hand, Hidalgo allocated Php 581 million for the implementation of the department’s English proficiency program for…show more content…
They are divided into two groups of learning activities. Speaking and writing belong to Productive and the Receptive includes reading, listening and viewing. These skills are used as the main vehicle to come by a certain language and to serve as a conduit to encompass widely the interrelated realm of communication and global community. Mastering these skills is essential if one is to be generally proficient at English and ultimately a superior speaker and writer of the language. These macro skills can be developed by pursuing techniques that gradually “train the brain” to master

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