Statement: Although the K-12 program will improve the quality of education in
our country, it should be postponed.

            Needless to say, the Department of
Education had implemented a new curriculum called K-12 education system under
the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III which is a very
critical decision under his administration. As Nelson Mandela says, “Education
is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education
plays an important role for everyone throughout his/ her life. Getting proper
education is very necessary to achieve your goals and succeed just like food is
necessary for the body but will K-12 really be a help to achieve a better
society or is it just a waste of time and money for the students and parents?

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The K-12
Program serves as the nation’s response to the test of creating an education
system that sticks to the global standard and produces graduates who can compete
in the global domain. This program requires Kindergarten and 12 years of basic
education (six years of primary education, four years of junior high school and
two years of senior high school) to help students meet the required level of
competencies and prepare graduates for tertiary education, entrepreneurship and

the government implemented the said program, many Filipinos reacted and
expressed their opinions especially the parents who will be the first one to be
affected. However, not everyone is in favor of K-12. The parents think that it
is just additional expense in their part and the students complain because of
the additional years in school. Instead of having ten years of education, this
curriculum adds two more years to the basic education. Also, it has a spiral
approach which will make students more prepared in every subject-related task.
In addition, the graduates of this program will be more qualified to enter the
labor force and they will be of the right age by the time they accomplished the
specifications of the program.

Understanding Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Early ‘Science of Internationalism’ In 2016, Davies has published ”Understanding Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Early ‘Science of Internationalism”. In this article, he focuses on the science of internationalism, and its understanding concerning non-governmental organizations. Internationalism has emerged in the early years of twentieth century. Internationalism was defined as ”the idea that we both are and should be part of a broader community than that of the nation or the state” by Halliday (as cited in Davies, 2016, p.887). There had been identified many derivatives of internationalism such as liberal, economic, political, humanitarian etc. The main aim of internationalism was to promote shared perspective to international peace. The three pioneers of internationalism were Alfred Fried, Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine. Two of them, Otlet and La Fontaine, were also the founders of the Union of International Associations, which is a non-governmental organization to study on information about global civil society. Internationalism had lost its importance after First World War. The pioneers of internationalism did not use the exact term for non-governmental organizations, but they distinguished private international organizations from public international organizations. According to their description, private international organizations, known as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) today, were non-profit-making and open to members from anywhere. These features were separated private international organizations from public international organizations. However, in the period of internationalism, there were restrictions for non-governmental organizations. After the First World War, non-governmental organizations had exposure to pressure of centralization and hierarchy in the organizational structure.  In summary, Davies examines internationalism in the early twentieth century and its views on non-governmental organizations in ”Understanding Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics: The Promise and Pitfalls of the Early ‘Science of Internationalism”. References Davies, T. R. (2016). Understanding non-governmental organizations in world politics: The promise and pitfalls of the early ‘science of internationalism’. European Journal of International Relations, 23(4), 884-905. 


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