In the following post, Isagani Cruz continues from his previous post,”HEIs and K to 12“.
K to 12 and GEC
The second fear that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have about the K to 12 reform involves teachers who teach subjects in the General Education Curriculum (GEC). Will these teachers lose their jobs?
To understand why there is nothing to fear, we must review the rationale for the current GEC now being used by all colleges and universities in the Philippines. Unlike any other country, the Philippines requires HEIs to offer almost two years of General Education (GE). HEIs in the USA offer only one year of GE. Most HEIs in Europe do not offer even one year of GE.