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Private schools across the country are coming to grips with the nuances of the Department of Education's K-12 Basic Education Program and its nearing implementation next school year. While most schools have long been preparing for this, some are still in quandary, especially on the initial steps of managing the transition in terms of curriculum, budget and other resources, teaching force, clientele, and other details.

 

However, unlike public schools, the private schools sector does not seem to be totally immersed into this major change in the Philippine Education System. Nevertheless, private schools are expected to conform to the new program because, accredited or otherwise, they are still guided by the DepEd curriculum. It's reassuring to know that the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the largest organization of private schools in the country, expresses its support to the K-12 Program.

 

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Presented are some concerns which have randomly emerged during orientation sessions and fora on K-12 Basic Education Program conducted for CEAP member-schools and other private schools associations. These are related to curriculum enhancement and transition management.

 

Curriculum enhancement/decongestion is the central focus of the change. The new curriculum is redesigned in line with appropriate learning resources and the desired competencies and skills of a K-12 graduate. Deficiencies are filled in and competencies are strengthened especially in the core areas—English, Mathematics, and Science. Unclogged, this uses research-based practices, quality textbooks, and other resources.

 

Transition management refers to the carefully sequenced implementation of the plan to ensure the smooth passage or movement from one facet of change to the other with the least or zero disruption.