Implementation of K to 12 Curriculum Program among Grade 7 Science Teachers in Eastern Visayas

Minerva E. Sañosa

Abstract


One of the latest trends in the Philippine Education is the implementation of the K-12 curriculum throughout the country, hence the study was conducted to present a preliminary survey results on the maiden implementation of the K to 12 curriculum among Grade 7 Science teachers in Eastern Visayas Region. It attempted to find out the demographic profile and determine the view of the respondents. Specifically on the advantages and strengths of the new curriculum and the problems, issues and concerns met by these teachers in the maiden implementation school year 2011-2012. One hundred twenty (120) science teachers coming from 60 public high schools under the Department of Education in Eastern Visayas region were asked to answer a researcher-developed, content-analyzed open-ended questionnaire. Responses in the questionnaire were tallied and were subjected to quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Themes and patterns were sought from the responses and were reported in this study. Results showed that a number of strength and advantages of the new curriculum were identified by the respondents. Similarly, variety of problems, issues and concerns were as well found.

Keywords


modular approach; secondary education; Philippine education system

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