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Sales, Grazielle Mae A.

Professional Education
MMSU CTE
Dr. Aleli Martin
Identify the stakeholders of K-12 curriculum and design dialogues to manifest their roles in
the implementation of the curriculum.
SETTING: Assume that the following stakeholders are doing dialogues regarding their opinions
and views about the upcoming nationwide implementation of the K-12 curriculum.
a. Teacher: I am a public high school teacher and this is the principle I have developed
through my years in the profession. Whether or not we are implementing K-12, I think
what should always be highlighted here is the fact that at the heart of every curriculum is
our students. At the end of the day, what we really want here are graduates who could
reach their maximum potential. Of course, as teachers, we know for a fact that to do this,
we must address what they truly need and this is where our job comes in: how do we
make it clear to our students that it is, indeed, an utmost need for them to stay motivated
in their education, whether theyre college-bound or planning to apply for techvoc. You
lose learners attention if you cant make them excited to learn. And the only way to
prevent this from ever happening is to keep fun in the classroom.
But how to keep fun, really? Of course, we must respect the fact that learners are unique
in terms of almost everything and therefore, they need varieties of stimulus to keep them
constantly involved in the learning process. Its never really about finding what works
because in reality, nothing really works for forever. There will be a time when a teachers
lesson plan wont apply to a certain group of students so he or she must redesign it, or
perhaps, another scenario would be that the entire educational curriculum will someday
become obsolete, given the fast-paced evolution of technology. So whats best here is to
ready our list of options of test-proven practices which are appealing for a significant
many, because you know, good teachers persistently evaluates whats on hand. And
good teaching is about always trying different things until learners needs are successfully
met.
b. School leader: Being a principal of a huge secondary school for years, it has become
crystal clear to me how everything in the grassroots work. Of course, my job is on how to
lead and assist almost everyone within our community when there are changes in the
curriculum or the educational policy or the system itself. And indeed, every time the
election runs and new government officials are elected, the curriculum changes. We have
always been focusing on the faade and would not look on other more critical underlying
factors. We have been told over and over that to teach is to sacrifice and do lots of
compromisethat there is barely a prosperity in it. This is part of the nobility of being a
teacher, we know, but how long should our teachers assume the role of underpaid heroes?
My school is affected by this, losing some really good teachers to lucrative offers abroad.
In one way or another, I know this case has been pestering the quality of education in the

Philippines for years but no ones bold enough to really step up for our teachers and give
them what they deserve. For instance, in a low-performing school where teaching is
toughest, the only way to see good teachers come in and compete for the positions is a
practical incentive, if not the best. Teachers constitute the entire delivery system and
DepEd has to create a policy structure in which teachers can perform at their best and
have all the appropriate resources they need in the classroom like books and other
materials which were also often short of.
c. Parent: Im a proud mother of two kids. I would say that education is the best thing I
could give to them so Im the kind of parent who really sits with her kids at night while
they do their home works. I only want whats best for them so Im teaching them how to
value education.
They are now about to enter high school when the government decided to change the
curriculum into K-12. At first, I was really frustrated, being a single parent who is quite
struggling, when I heard the news and the hearsays about how it would cost me more. But
instead of just whining and moping around, I decided that I want to learn more about it
and therefore attended a seminar. Eventually, I found out that K-12 is actually all for the
good! Someday, my children will be offered choices, whether they want to pursue higher
studies or land a job in line with what they will be having in their techvoc integration in
senior high school. They will be prepared enough to decide for themselves once they
reach 18, thus preventing the possibility of shifting courses once theyve decided to
continue to college. There are also support programs by the DepEd and other agencies
intended to help parents like me in shouldering the expenses. Truly, this is an advantage
not only for my kids but for me as a parent as well. I will support this change and will
keep myself well-informed about this new curriculum.
d. Community: Im a barangay captain in a far-flung place. One of the most challenging
problems in our community is the distance of our place to the centro, especially for those
kids who need to travel to the nearby town to attend school. We are bounded by the
mountains in the east so we only have one transportation path connecting to that town.
However, this road badly needs improvement like concreting and lighting, or else, it
would keep on imposing hazards to our children especially when they come home from
school during late afternoons or when theres a storm. So Im doing everything that I can
to make this proposal reach the mayor as soon as possible. (Note: The barangay captain
is not really directly working towards the implementation of the K-12 curriculum, unlike
the aforementioned other stakeholders, but he, in this case, is playing a major role in
addressing the hidden curriculum which is significant to make sure that these kids can
attend schooling with less hassle).
e. Government Agency 1: It is a challenging work for us in the DepEd to make this new
curriculum a success but we are very much positive about it, nonetheless. Everyday
theres a queue of people streaming into our provincial office just to inquire about the
upcoming nationwide implementation of K-12. It is my task to make it known that the
entire DepEd administration is transparent so I would always see to it that questions of

people are answered sufficiently. Commonly, most parents, especially whose children are
enrolled in public schools, are concerned about the additional expenses. I would tell them
about the SHS Voucher Program offered by the DepEd which they can avail of by the
time their children finish Grade 10. Moreover, the additional two years in high school, I
would explain, are meant to provide ample time for the learners to master the skills
needed by them to be considered hirable, even right after high school graduation. Aside
from parents, there are also others who would come to my desk, like applicants inquiring
for positions. As opposed to what is believed by many that a lot of teachers are losing
jobs because of the implementation of the K-12 curriculum, I would tell these people that
for 2016 alone, DepEd is opening up at least 36,000 positions for senior high school
teachers because of this change. Affected faculty from private institutions will also be
prioritized if they were to apply as teachers or administrators in SHS. Apart from doing
these, our team also caters to the needs of those people in far-flung areas who couldnt
afford to personally visit us in our provincial office. We conduct seminars to enlighten
people about the implementation of the new curriculum.
f.

Government Agency 2: I work for TESDA. As how the saying goes, different folks,
different strokes. Well, not everybody wants to be in a white collar job like dentistry or
biology. We knew a lot of boys who are good in mechanics because theyre exposed to it
through their parents who own or work in automotive shops, or girls who would love to
do dressmaking instead of sitting in labs doing experiments. If the proper trainings were
available to them, those were probably what they would have gone for, but they werent
able to get that with the previous curriculum, thus a tremendous rate of mismatch among
non-K-12 graduates. Before, one should have to go pay money to learn it somewhere
else. But now that were adapting K-12, the succeeding generations can access these
possibilities in senior high school and could go straight to jobs afterwards. Through this,
were giving them more possibilities to explore their potentials.

g. Non-government agency: Im a professor who is also an active member of the


Synergeia family. What I love about our foundation is the thought of reaching out to the
grassroots, and helping them out in improving education by way of donations and free
workshops not only for the kids, but also for the teachers and parents. It is a challenging
task to bring these services to places such as towns in mountainous areas or in islands
where we have to cross the sea through boats. Nevertheless, it was all but fulfilling as the
smiles of the kids who are benefitting from our endeavors never fail to ignite the passion
in me. Indeed, we are in favor of the major change in the curriculum and we shall always
be one with DepEd in continuously finding ways and opening up avenues for
improvement.
h. Learner: I hope that the implementation of this new curriculum will be the answer to
the slow-burning