PHILIPPINE 2010 SECONDARY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A TEACHER’S POINT OF VIEW
About 300 Public Secondary School Teachers in the Division of Olongapo City, Philippines are undertaking a 3 day “Division Mass Training-Workshop of Second Year High School Teachers On The Second Year Implementation of 2010 Secondary Education Curriculum (SEC)” on May 25-27, 2011 at Alumni Hall, Olongapo City National High School purposely to kick-off the second year implementation of the said curriculum. Inspite of the discussions of the 3 topics intended to provide and equip teachers with the competencies to carry-on the curriculum enhanced by the parallel discussions in each of the eight subject areas, appreciation and acceptance of the curriculum remain wanting and desired.
It appears too theoretical, procedural and requires much paper work on the parts of both teacher and students thus, becomes too laborious to implement compared to previous ones. Due to such features, teaching becomes a “brunt of burden” on the teacher and learning becomes laborious and an unpleasant experience for the student.
Those who formulated the curriculum did not consider the teacher and learner as human being whose enthusiasms and impulses significantly affect the magnitude of the workload they have to do. Because of these considerations, the goal of achieving “quality education” will remain to tickle and haunt the minds of education policy-makers.
The teachers by hook or by crook are compelled to implement it despite of its perceived flaws and inconsistencies. Teachers can only voice out their toward or untoward sentiments on it as a matter of right of self-expression but, it stands to be implemented for this school year 2011-2012.
It has been an observation that, whenever there is a change in the curriculum there is also, a corresponding loan attached to it and when the money is finished means that, again, it is about to take another round of change. Philippine Basic Education becomes a “multi-testing ground” of those concerned for the Filipino people.