k to 12 critique.docx - A Mini Critique of K-12 Basic Education CurriculumGiven the fact that the Philippines is one of the only three countries in the

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A Mini Critique of K-12 Basic Education CurriculumGiven the fact that the Philippines is one of the only three countries in the world(Angola and Djibouti are the other two) and only one in Asia that still had only 10 years inbasic education; and this has always been seen as a disadvantage for the students inwho are competing in an increasingly global job market [1].As cited in the K12 Philippines on October 27, 2015:K-12 Education SystemOld System● The K-12 program offers a decongested12-year program that gives studentssufficient time to master skills andabsorb basic competencies● Students of the new system willgraduate at the age of 18 and will beready for employment,entrepreneurship, middle level skillsdevelopment and higher educationupon graduation● The K-12 program accelerates mutualrecognition of Filipino graduates andprofessionals in other countries.● Kindergarten is mandatory for fiveyear-old children, a prerequisite foradmission to Grade 1● The new curriculum gives students thechance to choose among threetracks(i.e Academic,Technical-Vocational-Livelihood; andSports and Arts) and undergoimmersion, which provides relevantexposure and actual experience in theirchosen track.●Students lack mastery of basiccompetencies due to a congestedten-year basic education curriculum.●Graduates of the old curriculum areyounger than 18 years old and are notlegally ready to get a job or start abusiness.●Foreign countries perceive a ten-yearcurriculum as insufficient. They do
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