Band-aid solution or temporary remedy. This is how some stakeholders view the Deped-proposed home study program in public schools. They say that it only covers the flaw(s) of the education system in the country and not meant to solve problems such as lack of sufficient schools, competent teachers and textbooks.
But for an ordinary mom like me who depends on the meager salary of her husband, homeschooling system in public school is a welcome development. Home schooling is said to address the lack of school facilities. It is reportedly being pilot tested in a school in Quezon City.
Students who will participate for home school program are chosen by school officials themselves. The information is only shared by my former officemate who first heard about it from the Church she is attending to in Cavite. Home schooling fits the schedule of stay at home mom like us. The modules, which she said are quite expensive, are purchased from the Church.
She is keen to know more about the homeschooling program of Deped as it is cheaper compared to the one provided by private institutions.
Personally, I donâ€™t think I can handle the stress homeschooling entails. But if it will indeed address the problem that Deped is pointing to solve, then I will support it especially if hubby and I will decide to transfer our kids to a public school.
As far as the K-12 program is concerned, Iâ€™m a bit skeptical about it. My son is one of the millions of students directly affected by the implementation of K-12 program this school year. My son will graduate from high school in 2018, only by then will I get to appreciate (or not) the benefits of this program to my own child. If K-12 would help him make or design a khloe kardashian engagement ring or design his own line of clothing, then I should say K-12 is a success on our part.
Please give me advice po… I have a kid with special needs. He studied before in Sped Public school in Makati. but had a bad experience with the Admin. My child was given the honorary merit by his class adviser as the top of his class. Only to find out later on that he was the second in his class. So we transferred our child to a private school. Hoping that our kid will be given a more better learning experience , will be provided a more better supervision. Disappointed and stressed….with a much High paying tuition fee. We felt that we are not getting enough costumer satisfaction,, because we’ve been discovering that the school has so many lapses. Aside from not having a shadow teacher, suppoedly included in the SPED PROGRAM, our kid is not getting enough academic supervision during his school hours. Halos walang laman ang notebook niya and laging puro palusot ng school, we’re doing our best para po makahanap kami ng mga teachers na pwede pong mag handle sa bata…Any suggestions? Do you think home-study program is the best solution?
I feel your predicament as a mom. I don’t have so much info on SPED at the moment. But I have mommy friends whose children are into homeschooling or home-study program. I think their kids are doing okay with homeschooling. I wish I can personally recommend home-study program but I don’t have much patience to teach my own kid, who by the way, is in Grade 9 this year.
You can check out a mommy friend (homeschooling mom) through her FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TheMommyJourney
I hope you’ll be able to address your education concern with one of your kids. More power and God Bless.