As a country what should we do, when our identity—our national language—has been put in danger? No negative opinion or opposition was expressed. This memorandum outlines the new General Education Curriculum for Philippine colleges and universities. The said curriculum will be implemented starting in the Academic Year when the pioneer students of the K program graduates from Senior High School.
What became appalling here is that no Filipino subjects are required to be taken in the tertiary level. College professors, especially those who teach Filipino, teachers, students, professors and other advocates of our national language showed there objection with the CHED Memorandum Order No. This has become an issue not only in the academe but even in social and mass media.
Aside from the petitions made by colleges and universities, online petitions were also made. When the old curriculum was reviewed, in light of the K program and, guided by the nature and spirit of liberal education, courses in many disciplines were removed.
The displacement of higher education faculty as a result of the new GEC had remedies discussed and being discussed such as the assignment of disciplinal courses to former GE faculty, the deployment of some higher education faculty to senior high school, the grant of research load to deserving faculty, and other.
The CHED, in fact, has a technical working group studying the challenges posed by the transition to K12 and is working out alternative solutions with the help of DepEd, DOLE and other concerned agencies. Also, the displacement of higher education faculty has already started during the period when the pioneers of Kto12 are in Grades 11 and 12 instead of college.
All Filipinos have already started to accustom themselves in the new GEC. Increased Dropout rates due to more complex new GEC Other worries such as higher dropout rate are unnecessary and are irrelevant for the DepEd has already set programs that will address to this.
The department in partnership with other government agencies is working together so that the transition will be smooth for it could not afford to fail. Not only that, the department is only making sure that it is delivering quality education which every Filipino is entitled to. Thus, all Filipinos should embrace the change, the change that will make progress and innovations to the country. Moreover, Filipino is widely used in the country; in fact it is the medium of communication, so the national language would not be affected if it is abolished in the tertiary level.
Just like the mother tongue only taught from Grades 1 to 3, twelve years Grades 1 to 12 would be enough for the Filipino language to be improved to students. Aside from this, Filipino subjects are only abolished, but the Filipino language is not. Teachers in the tertiary level are allowed to use Filipino language in teaching several subjects, and at least nine units are required to use Filipino as a medium of instruction. Thus, it is clearly seen that Filipino language is not removed.
The universal language is English, which will be used when talking to foreigners i. Many Filipinos go abroad, as migrates, as workers or as tourists, and many Filipinos talk to foreigners in the country. Miss Universe Philippines answering in the Q and A portion with a translator; talking with bad English to a foreign investor. It would be dismaying if we still use Filipino in these conversations. Graduate employment is a concern at a time when unemployment rates are rising in the Philippines.
Allocations for education are pegged at P Most of this new funding will work to stimulate and develop the K sector. Total enrollment for business courses growing The PBeD said that the number of those who enroll in courses within the four disciplines form at least half of the total national enrollment in schools in recent years.
It said that the improvements in the system of higher education will make institutions and their graduates more relevant to industry and make graduates more employable. This will then create a stronger workforce for industries. The Ched itself has also embarked on efforts to establish partnerships between industry and the academe. Educational officials explained that all technical panels of the CHed have industry representatives.
Colleges and universities are also being encouraged to become involved with industry by engaging in on-the-job training schemes, apprenticeship and faculty immersion. Interaksyonal Interactional Pagtukoy sa Tesis ng Sanaysay at 4. Naratibo Narrative Disciplines and Intellectualization of the Filipino 5. As these subjects are required only for certain tracks, it is unnecessary to include such subjects in the current comparative analysis.
The high court voted in a decision dated October 9, to lift the temporary restraining order placed on a Commission on Higher Education Memorandum that excluded the said subjects as well as the Constitution subject from the required core subjects in colleges, reducing the minimum of core subject units to The court in its ruling said that the allegation that the subjects were removed from the general education curriculum was incorrect as Filipino and Philippine Literature were already taught in the elementary and high school level.
The next three years at the Ateneo were much more positive. In each of the three summer sessions, I had to enroll in three courses in order to graduate in four years. It was certainly over 70 credit hours of General Education. While studying Philippine literature, I had the rare luck of having a substitute teacher for some time who permitted me to use Filipino. The other teacher would not have allowed me to submit essays written in Filipino.
These were essays that commented on writings of Bonifacio and Jacinto and I thought it was only appropriate that I wrote them in the same language.
Taking 16 credits of Philosophy in Filipino was also a great experience as I saw in my own eyes how the ideas of Kant, Buber, Thomas of Aquinas could be discussed in my mother tongue.
Nevertheless, the focus of this new GEC is not the revival of American influence but to let Filipinos be more globally competitive. Not only that, the department is only making sure that it is delivering quality education which every Filipino is entitled to. The Filipino language professor explained that the national language is still quite young and it has yet to be completely intellectualized or used in different fields. The common myths of the cons on removing Filipino subjects in college curriculum were shown. Take a look at the different school systems of United States and Europe.
Developing General Education courses is challenging for it is to provide a student an overview yet a profound experience of the discipline. Teachers in the tertiary level are allowed to use Filipino language in teaching several subjects, and at least nine units are required to use Filipino as a medium of instruction. He explained that the KWF has already put together four Filipino syllabi out of the eight subjects that will be taught in the new GE curriculum. The more important question is why the old GEC was changed. The summit aimed to link higher education with industry to solve the eternal problem of a mismatch between jobs in the market and the skills of graduates.
In light of the K program, I see that Filipino is more needed to be studied by every student. Paano na ang mga matatandang henerasyon at ang bagong henerasyon na hindi na ito ang kanilang intelligence?
Fourth, most of the Filipinos believe that Filipino subjects are better to be learned than English, but this statement is false for the reason that English should be highlighted in the higher levels of education since this is the national language.
The author writes in his individual capacity, and nothing in this article should be construed as reflective of the stances of the said entities. Almario, then chair of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, that year said that the memorandum violated the constitutional edict that declared Filipino as a national language. Still, much can still be improved by way of helping graduates secure immediate employment. By , students entering college would have gone through the 2 additional years of high school. Likewise, the new GEC will also be embraced by Filipinos eventually, enlightened by the benefits stated. In light of the K program, I see that Filipino is more needed to be studied by every student.
Hindi bihasa sa pag-aaral ng mga wikang banyaga. Colleges and universities are also being encouraged to become involved with industry by engaging in on-the-job training schemes, apprenticeship and faculty immersion. In each of the three summer sessions, I had to enroll in three courses in order to graduate in four years.
The LaSallian. In this case, Filipino consciousness should be more brought to light in the lower levels of education. Aside from the petitions made by colleges and universities, online petitions were also made. Developing General Education courses is challenging for it is to provide a student an overview yet a profound experience of the discipline.
It is not enough to teach children up to the 11th and 12th grade to say that they are already good at using the national language. The original 10 years are now 12 years. This memorandum outlines the new General Education Curriculum for Philippine colleges and universities. Universities must keep this choice free.