DepEd to start ‘K+12’ in June

The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to implement the first phase of its ambitious K+12 (kindergarten plus 12 years) proposal with the establishment of thousands of “kindergarten schools” in most of the 38,000 public elementary schools throughout the country by the opening of school year 2011-2012 this June.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro said yesterday the kindergarten schools would also be bolstered by thousands of pre-schools to be created from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) barangay day care centers in collaboration with the Department of Health.

Luistro said the DepEd was given much encouragement to push ahead with their grand plan to add two years to the basic education curriculum (BEC).

The current BEC has 10 years of elementary and secondary education, but the DepEd now wants to have six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school and an additional two years of senior high school.

Read more at The Philippine Star

 

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  • UP nn grad

    Kindergarten??? Kindergarten??? I thought Noynoy’s grand plan is to add to the high school education years, eh bakit naging kindergarten?

    And mukhang nagiging creative accounting this mention “…. establish kindergarten schools” inside “existing elementary schools”. Hindi ba ang kailangan is the building of additional school buildings?

    Whazza-going on here? Mukhang sleight-of-hand, abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

    At parang Gloria. GMA counted the morning class and the afternoon class, naging doble. Sec Armin Luistro will count kindergarten schools inside existing elementary schools, parang Gloria.

    • Bert

      meron nga, UP n, additional two more years to the current four years of high school. it’s called ‘senior high’, kulit.

  • UP nn grad

    Kindergarten?????

    I thought Noynoy’s grand plan is to add high school education years, eh bakit naging kindergarten?

    And mukhang nagiging creative accounting this mention “…. establish kindergarten schools” inside “existing elementary schools”. Hindi ba ang kailangan is the building of additional school buildings?

    Whazza-going on here? Mukhang sleight-of-hand, abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

    • UP nn grad

      parang Gloria. GMA counted the morning class and the afternoon class, naging doble.

      Noynoy will count kindergarten schools inside existing elementary schools, parang Gloria.

    • GabbyD

      its not. you should read the discussion paper explaining everything. as explained, “K” means kinder.

      they are adding new years to the first (youngest) cohort. those who are CURRENTLY in HS will not have to stay longer.

    • Cocoy

      1. K+12 is a campaign promise. see: BSAIII Action plan on Education

      2. The president took flak on this during the campaign, with Isagani Cruz dissenting.

      3. Basic Education is the premise. Hence, the Palace taking flak last year for the removal of funds from University, and moving its focus towards basic education. Basic education, i.e. Kindergarden, i.e. Kids.

      4. The left going ballistic against the Palace when UP’s budget was cut. Seven year olds can’t go to the streets, you see? Hence hurting their demographic.

      • UP nn grad

        You’re looking at the K…. should look at the 12.

        Middle-school… middle-school. the plan pushed by Ayala, other Makati Business Club dudes — for Pilipinas to emulate other countries which provided middle school (grade 7-8)

        • UP nn grad

          the cut-and-paste by C-Yap from Philippine Star has it correct:
          The current BEC has 10 years of elementary and secondary education, but the DepEd now wants to have six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school and an additional two years of senior high school.

          • GabbyD

            oo nga UP.

            K+12. we have 10 years NOW.

            2 more years of HS PLUS Kinder.

            diba? but you HAVE to start with the youngest kids, coz its a systemic change in the curiculum.

          • UP nn grad

            okeyy-dokeeeyy. Abangan ang building more school buildings.

          • cut & paste should be disallowed hahaha… you should produce your own content or rephrase the news at the minimum…

            K+12? Would it not mean there are actually 13 years of primary educations including kindergarten? Pardon my ignorance.

        • The funding of the K in the K-12 is just the first phase. The introduction of two extra years 11 and 12 takes place in SY2016-17.

          During the interim, DepEd will be focused on closing the building and teacher gap. The DSWD will be focused on keeping primary students engaged in the system up to year 6 at least through the CCT.

          • GabbyD

            cusp,

            it would have been better if the deped released its budget/infra plans, and how this addresses both CURRENT shortfalls, and FUTURE shortfalls due to K+12.

            have you seen one of those?