It has been two years since the K12 curriculum was introduced in the Philippine education setting. And for the past two years, I have heard my colleagues from Grades One and Two complaining about the seemingly rushed implementation of K1 and K2 and the problems that go with it.
Among the problems cited were lack or incomplete modules that would be been used, and the confusion in the computation of grades that resulted in more confusion for the Grade One teachers who have been implementing K1 on its second year.
Beginning this school year, it will be the turn of the Grade Three to implement the new curriculum with changes like Mother Tongue as an additional subject; Sibika reverts back to Araling Panlipunan with focus on the learner’s home region; and the return of MAPEH (Music, Arts, PE and Health).
On the outset, I admit, the K to 12 curriculum looks promising. It’s been more than a decade since the RBEC curriculum was introduced with questions and apprehensions from the stakeholders. And since K+12 took flight, it’s been bombarded by questions, issues, and apprehensions from the stakeholders.
Ah, the woes!
When we attended the Mass Training for Grade Three last month, seriously, I was left hanging. While I commend the hard working speakers/facilitators introduced us to the new curriculum, I felt that this new curriculum would bring us headaches, stress and tears.
And I was right.
Now that it’s been almost a month since classes opened, only one LM was sent to our school, EsP (Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao). No TGs (Teachers’ Guide) no LMs (Learner’s Material) in other subjects so far… We resort to working on our LPs thru the computer, printing the pdf files of our TGs and LMs at our expense. Wow.
The Division Office is financially broke. Woe to the teachers!
So we have to do what we have to teach our learners.
When do we get our resources to be more inspired to implement this curriculum? Next year?