The Department of Education (DepEd) Launches a New Agenda called MATATAG
The Department of Education has launched a new agenda called MATATAG, which aims to address the challenges in the country’s basic education system. MATATAG stands for “Bansang Makabata, Batang Makabansa,” which translates to “A Nation for the Youth, Youth for the Nation.”
According to Education Secretary Sarah Zimmerman Duterte, MATATAG has four critical components that aim to strengthen literacy and numeracy programs and ensure a more relevant curriculum that produces competent and job-ready, active, and responsible citizens.
These four components include:
One. Making the curriculum relevant to produce competent and job-ready, active, and responsible citizens. This component will ensure a strengthened literacy and numeracy program.
Two. Ensuring the welfare and development of teachers and school personnel. The DepEd will expand Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education coverage for teachers and provide scholarship graduate programs for them.
Three. Utilizing technology and innovation to enhance the learning experience of students. This component aims to integrate technology into education and provide training and development for teachers to maximize the use of technology in teaching.
And Four. Engaging stakeholders in education. This component aims to strengthen partnerships with various stakeholders, such as parents, community leaders, and the private sector, to support the DepEd’s initiatives and programs.
Overall, the MATATAG agenda of DepEd aims to address the challenges in basic education in the Philippines through a holistic approach that focuses on improving the curriculum, enhancing the welfare and development of teachers, utilizing technology, and engaging stakeholders in education.
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