... needs more clarity in relation to the language used and to its overall presentation or format. ... K TO 12 Updates: Outcomes, Issues, Challenges and Next Steps. New school year, same old problems: K to 12, shortages in classrooms, teachers Anne Marxze Umil June 6, 2017 1 Comment K to 12 , school opening 2017-2018 , Senior High School ACT Teachers Party Rep. France Castro addressing the students of Horacio Dela Costa High School. Challenges Faced by Our Government. There were nearly 3 This was because across the globe, only the Philippines, Angola and Djibouti continued to have a 10-year basic education cycle (Quismundo 2012, Bonconan, 2012). Among the regions, the National Capital Region (NCR) still has the highest unemployment rate. under the newly implemented K to 12 Basic Education Program in the Philippines. To identify top challenges, we asked educators and education leaders to use a wiki survey crowdsourcing tool to answer the question: “Which is a bigger challenge in K-12 education?” Participants could vote multiple times for one of two possible answers (i.e. ISSUES AND PROBLEMS OF PHILIPPINE EDUCATION On the other hand, the country’s unemployment rate in January 2014 is at 7.5 percent, up from 7.1 percent in January 2013. In a Business Mirror interview, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones claims that for 2017-2018, the Department created 40,104 teacher items for the K-12 program. Abstract. First issue would be the cost of additional two years of primary education. Review of the K 12 Curriculum in the Philippines. However, she also confesses that we still lack teachers and classrooms to fill in its demands. MANILA, Philippines – There was a collective sigh of relief from educators when President Rodrigo Duterte, a month before assuming office in 2016, decided to support the K to 12 … This was the primary aim of Republic Act No. Other problems identied include overlapping, repetitive, and too many ... dubbed as Mass Training of Teachers for the K to 12 Basic Education Program (MTOT). Philippine educational system had long been confronted by problems like unsatisfactory ... standard. Quality education at par with international standards. "More teachers will lose their jobs under the K-12 program with the With the introduction of the new K-12 program, in 2012 the Department of Education of the Philippines implemented the teaching of the Mother Tongue- based Multi-lingual Education among the kindergarten, Grades 1, 2 and 3 learners. K to 12 Curriculum Model •Science, Math, English, Filipino, Contemporary Issues and Specializations Grades 11 – 12 (New HS Years 5-6) •Core Learning areas plus TLE of the student’s choice Grades 9 – 10 (New HS Years 3-4) •Core learning areas and TLE Grade 7 – 8 (New HS Years 1-2… DOLE, partner-agencies intensify implementation of K-12 More teachers to lose jobs due to K-12 program -bill to cushion the impact of K-12 on teaching and non-teaching personnel who would likely lose their jobs.