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Philippine Social Realities Affecting the Curriculum


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Philippine Social Realities Affecting the Curriculum

  1. 1. JOHANNA MANZO Reporter
  2. 2. The Philippine society today is different in many respects from what it was fifty years ago. Politically independent Population Growing middle class Increasing number of professionals Different means of communication and transportation Public and private schools, colleges and universities Various industries have grown Medical science
  3. 3. Curriculum developers must have in mind that the problems of society is the problem of education. Industry needs to indicate the direction and dimension of educational progress for manpower development. Education must enrich society, improve the living conditions of its people and make possible its optimum development.
  4. 4. •The curriculum must keep up with the changing political, economic and social conditions of the country. •Philippines is basically an agricultural country.
  5. 5. • Education is the best social leveler. They say that it is the very answer to poverty, corruption, hate, and ignorance. • The literacy rate in the Philippines has regressed a lot over the last ten years. (IBON Facts and Figures)
  6. 6. Despite the good things that Department of Education has reported such as the increased number of classrooms and students, the fact remains that the crowding 1:70 classroom ratio, the decreasing aptitude of students and the decadence of the values of the young, among hundreds others, hamper the progress of the state of education of the country. Education in the Philippines may be summarized into the following issues: 1. Quality of education 2. Affordability of Education 3. Government budget for education 4. Education mismatch.