K-12: Sustaining Education Under the Duterte Presidency

ASOG WORKING PAPER 17 - 005

155 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2017

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Edilberto de Jesus

Asian Institute of Management

Anne K. Candelaria

Ateneo de Manila University

Ronald U. Mendoza

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Mary Caleda

Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Jeanelia Anne Yap

Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Lorenzo Abaquin

Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Date Written: January 5, 2017

Abstract

The passage of Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act signed by President Benigno Aquino III in 2013, provided for a basic education system consisting of at least one year of pre-school education or kindergarten, six years of elementary school, and six years of secondary school. The Duterte administration has opted to continue this reform. As a contribution to the reform effort, this paper discusses the history of the K-12 rollout, and the emerging challenges in K-12 implementation. It also outlines steps for the consideration of policy makers in moving K-12 forward more effectively. The principal challenge flagged by this paper is to distinguish issues and challenges in program and policy roll-out, from more strategic issues that K-12 will surely help to uncover. Because K-12 requires collective action across many agencies and entities, both public and private, as well as national and local, accurately diagnosing when and where bottlenecks in implementation take place will be critical in continuing to build on this reform.

Keywords: K-12, education reform

JEL Classification: H52, I24, I25

Suggested Citation

de Jesus, Edilberto and Candelaria, Anne K. and Mendoza, Ronald U. and Caleda, Mary and Yap, Jeanelia Anne and Abaquin, Lorenzo, K-12: Sustaining Education Under the Duterte Presidency (January 5, 2017). ASOG WORKING PAPER 17 - 005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2893420 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2893420

Edilberto De Jesus

Asian Institute of Management ( email )

123 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines

Anne K. Candelaria

Ateneo de Manila University ( email )

Katipunan Ave
Quezon City, Manila 1108
Philippines

Ronald U. Mendoza (Contact Author)

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government ( email )

Katipunan Road
Loyola Heights
Quezon City, 1108
Philippines

Mary Caleda

Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo School of Government ( email )

Pacifico Ortiz Hall, Fr. Arrupe Road
Social Development Complex, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Manila 1108
Philippines

Jeanelia Anne Yap

Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Pacifico Ortiz Hall, Fr. Arrupe Road
Social Development Complex, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Manila 1108
Philippines

Lorenzo Abaquin

Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Pacifico Ortiz Hall, Fr. Arrupe Road
Social Development Complex, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Manila 1108
Philippines

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