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ERIC Number: EJ1147809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
A Mixed Methods Study on Teachers' Perceptions of Readiness of Higher Education Institutions to the Implementation of the K-12 Curriculum
Acosta, Imee C.; Acosta, Alexander S.
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v5 n7 p1215-1232 2017
The Philippine Educational System is undergoing a major overhaul that shifts from a 10-year education to 12 years known as Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum or K-12. The purpose of this mixed-methods sequential explanatory study was to identify factors that determine readiness of select higher education institutions to the full implementation of the K-12 program. Results were obtained through a survey questionnaire in the quantitative phase and followed up with semi-structured interviews from purposely selected participants. In the quantitative phase, five factors were found to be predictors of readiness, they are: eligibility, staffing guidelines, course streamlining, workforce surplus management, and alternative programs, while in the qualitative follow-up; the phenomenological inquiry yielded five essential themes related to readiness, namely: requalifying the teachers, retooling the teachers, realigning the curriculum, reclassifying the teachers, and redirecting professional development. Both, the quantitative and qualitative findings from the two phases of this study prove that the higher education institutions are ready for the new structure and demonstrate active involvement in ensuring a smooth transition and successful implementation of the new program. Implications and recommendations are provided for policy makers, concerned government institutions, higher education institutions, and teachers to consider in adopting the country's biggest education reform agenda.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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