The Ministry of Education launched the online journal ‘K-to-12 Issues and Trends Explored’ (KITE) to enable teachers and other education stakeholders to share and learn new ideas and curriculum development and policy practices.
The KITE features peer-reviewed academic papers, technical reports and nationally conducted research projects related to curriculum and teaching over the past three years developed by offices and field offices.
Education Under Secretary for Curriculum and Teaching Diosdado San Antonio stressed the need to provide a platform to communicate ideas and innovations in education.
“It will help teachers learn from the experiences of their colleagues by sharing solutions, technical expertise and uplifting each other on the transition to the future. The first issue of the KITE newspaper hopes to be a good start. I encourage everyone to celebrate these innovations, learn from our colleagues and discover the implications of this for our profession, ”he said.
“May this be a challenge to fill in the gaps, expand the evidence base and anchor the results in the local context. We sincerely hope this gives you ideas for finding ways to contribute, engage and make your best practices more visible as we build powerful communities within the teaching profession and the Philippine education system in general, ”said added San Antonio.
With the continued conduct of distance education amid the pandemic, Education Secretary Leonor Briones has recognized the need to address these challenges using academic solutions.
“These challenges and changes bring us information and learnings captured by the quadrants of the KITE which represents Sulong Edukalidad: revision and update of the K-12 curriculum, improvement of the learning environment, development and re-qualification. teachers, and stakeholder engagement for support and collaboration, ”she added.
Contributors to the first and second quarters of KITE magazine also received certificates of recognition at the launch of the event.
“In this journal you will find the collective tears, sweat and blood of many unsung heroes whose efforts have led to the development of a safe space for our learners to study. As we continue to face the challenges brought about by global health crisis, we hope that the lessons learned from the pandemic and the innovations that have followed will continue to inspire us to continue moving forward, developing more innovations, all in the name of providing ‘A quality education for every Filipino learner,’ said Assistant Secretary for Program and Instruction Alma Ruby Torio.
Contributors interested in the online journal can submit classroom research, case studies, and full research, which can be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods, by email to [email protected] Where [email protected], copy provided [email protected] under the subject of the e-mail: KITE JOURNAL.
Submissions related to theoretical papers or studies or papers presented to experts and education stakeholders for policy recommendations and technical reports are also welcome.