Purita P. Bilbao
(Presented at the 1st MLE Conference, “Reclaiming the Right to Learn in One’s Own Language,” Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, Feb 18-20, 2010.)
As curriculum reforms in the Philippine basic education usher in, a push towards a progressive view of the curriculum has become dominant (DepEd Primer, 2002). A shift of curricular understanding from a list of organized knowledge, modes of thoughts and course of study to the knowledge selection and reconstruction as guided by the experiences in the learning environment has emerged. We shared a similar view as we look into the various curricular narratives that reflect the ways of knowing and life experiences of the people and school children in a particular barangay, a setting of our study.
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