MANILA—The Department of Education (DepEd) said Tuesday it conducted workshops with academicians to address the erroneous textbooks used in public schools. "In its effort to continuously address the persistent problem of errors in textbooks, DepEd’s BLR has conducted three workshops involving academicians and DepEd validators to validate comments and recommendations from the regions regarding learning resources and textbooks for Kindergarten to Grade 10," the agency said in a statement. "Validated findings, description of errors found, and recommendations on how to correct these will comprise the “notes of teachers” that the Department shall issue through a memorandum to the regions," DepEd added. COA flags P254-M DepEd contract for error-filled textbooks The agency said it also seeks to expand its authority under Republic Act 8047 or Book Publishing Industry Development Act, which confined its mandate to "preparing the minimum learning competencies, and/or … [Read more...] about DepEd tackles error-filled textbooks in public schools
MANILA -- State auditors have urged the Department of Education to correct errors in P254.4-million worth of textbooks being used in public schools. In its 2018 report, the Commission on Audit said errors in the books for Grade 3 students included Aurora and Zambales' description as coastal provinces, reference to Batangas port as an international gateway, the use of water in thermometers and a remark likening the retina to a curtain that covers the eye. Antonio Calipjo Go, academic supervisor of Marian School of Quezon City, earlier flagged the errors, COA said. Citing feedback from teachers, the audit team also noted that some topics were repetitive and not in line with the curriculum guide, while the sequencing was confusing and the paper used was of poor quality. COA added that P113.708 million worth of learning materials procured as buffer stock from 2014 to 2017 were "minimally distributed in the last four years" and "an alarming number" idle in five warehouses. The DepEd … [Read more...] about COA flags P254-M DepEd contract for error-filled textbooks
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry (MOE) denied making amendments or conducting a review of the Form Three History curriculum and textbooks to omit some chapters relating to the Japanese occupation and the threat of the Malayan Communist Party and the Malayan Emergency of 1948. MOE in a statement said the revision of the history of the subject curriculum was last implemented in 2017 in phases. The ministry said the 2017 revision started back in 2012 involving history experts, university lecturers, history subject teachers and curriculum officers from the Panel of History Curriculum Experts and History textbooks. According to the ministry, the first cohort studying the subjects of History and using the textbook with the latest revision history was the Form One students in 2017, who will be Form Four students next year. “None of the sections was removed, omitted or abolished, but the section has been compiled and restructured so that the curriculum learned by students is more neat … [Read more...] about Education Ministry denies making amendments in history textbooks
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Tues., April 30, 2019 News flash: If the Raptors shoot 27 per cent from three-point range and 36.3 per cent overall from the field in the next game, they will lose it, too. Doesn’t matter who plays, who starts, who comes off the bench, who does what. That kind of shooting loses games. And it really was more about Toronto missing shots than any wondrous defensive effort by the Sixers. Sure, the matchup changes momentarily befuddled the Toronto offence but the number of open shots that just didn’t go in was the story of the night. So analyze all you want, they shoot like that, they won’t emerge victorious. Here’s the thing, though: I don’t imagine they will so channel that angst and anger you feel to something important, like the crappy weather or the number of high schools cancelling important classes because of reduced staffing levels. Article Continued Below But there were some things … [Read more...] about More a case of the Raptors losing Game 2 than the Sixers winning
The beautiful, sun-kissed islands of our tourism paradise of the Philippines have the mixed blessings of abundant natural resources, fertile volcanic soil and also lots of natural disasters once in a while, such as earthquakes, volcanoes erupting, typhoons, and others. How can businesses — most especially the numerous micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) — be prepared for any natural or manmade disasters? How can small enterprises and professionals survive calamities and accidents? The following is not based just on textbook research or interviews, but I personally suffered a destructive accidental fire in one of my businesses and it was caused by the fire from a next-door neighbor’s business (which had mysteriously been allowed to operate by the fire department without any fire extinguishers, while my staff had to use up to 13 units of 10-kilo and 20-kilo fire extinguishers). Here are suggestions for all of us: Review and be sure to update your … [Read more...] about How can small businesses & professionals prepare for disasters?