Benefits of the K to 12 curriculum for Filipino students!

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The K-12 curriculum is more than just adding years to your child's schooling. Read this article to know the benefits of a K-12 education in the Philippines.

Benefits of the K-12 curriculum for Filipino students!

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The K to 12 curriculum gives students time to master basic academic skills.

A recent change in the Philippines’ educational system was implemented starting in 2011. The K-12 education was signed into law back in 2013, adding three years to the country’s basic education curriculum.

The new K-12 curriculum guide requires all Filipino students to have one year of kindergarten, six years of elementary schooling (grades 1 to 6), four years of junior high school (grades 7 to 10), and two years of senior high school (grades 11 to 12).

The rationale

Prior to the implementation of the K-12 curriculum guide, the Philippines was one of only three countries in the world and the only one in Asia that still had only 10 years in basic education.

This has always been seen as a disadvantage for our students who are competing in an increasingly global job market. The longer educational cycle of the K-12 curriculum is seen as critical in giving Filipino students a higher quality of education.

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The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Innotech (SEAMEO-Innotech) found the previous 10-year educational cycle to be congested, with a 12-year curriculum squished into 10 years.

As a result, Filipino students have trailed behind students around the world in the areas of math, languages, and science. The new curriculum is aimed to fix that.

Go to the next page to know what the K to 12 curriculum means for Filipino students.

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