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K TO 12 MUSIC CURRICULUM IN THE PHILIPPINES: GRADE 7 STUDENTS’ RECEPTIONS ON THE (NATIONALIST) MUSIC CONTENT
Miriam College Middle School Quezon City, Philippines
Miriam College implemented a shift from a hybrid curriculum in 2013-2014 to a full execution of the K to 12 curriculum in 2014-2015. This is in response to the newly signed Enhanced Basic Education Law of 2013 as part of the Philippines’ education reform in its attempt to align with ASEAN nations and the rest of the global academic community.
This study aims to find out the reception of Grade 7 students on Philippine Music topic in the K to 12 Music Program gearing towards the improvement/enhancement of the said program with repect to methods and strategies.
A survey was conducted that was anchored on the reception and feedback mechanism that served as a framework for doing the analyses. The result of the survey indicated the students’ concurrence with the patriotic and nationalistic thrust of the Grade 7 Music Curriculum. The data gathered from the research were used during the curriculum alignment and revision during the summer in- service training of the school.
About the Authors
Hanna L. Chua holds a bachelor’s degree in music, major in Music Education, magna cum laude, from the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) with piano as her main musical instrument of study. She finished her master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy also from the same university. Her work varies from classroom teaching, piano instruction, pianist, and a choir accompanist. She is currently a homeroom adviser and a fulltime classroom music teacher at Miriam College Middle School.
Jhames F. Labrador holds a bachelor’s degree in music, major in Music Education from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music as a Rector’s Scholar. He finished his master’s degree in Philippine Studies, major in Language, Culture, and Media, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Sociology at the De La Salle University – Manila (DLSU). He is currently the Music Area Supervisor of Miriam College the Middle School and a part-time lecturer at the Higher Education Unit.