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Friday, March 29, 2013

Indigenization of School Curriculum

The Philippines is rich in cultural heritage in various field like historical events, places, people, traditional beliefs and values, produce and products all over the archipelago.

Along this premise, the Department of Education "aims to make the curriculum responsive to the needs of the people in various locations of the country." To this effect, therefore, education program specialists of different region had come up with a series of local data and pieces of information in a seminar/workshop of local curriculum integration.

Moreover, iIn compliance with the DepED goal: "Decentralize the formulation and development of certain parts of the curriculum in order to foster national cohesiveness, and to respond to needs of different regions and ethnic groups" (BSE, DECS 1998), those EPS conducted an echo seminar.

In so doing, School Principal Gil Camporazo, the author, of Cubay Elementary School, after attending an echo seminar conducted by the Division of La Calota City relayed to his 14 teachers in a one-day workshop which was held at the school learning resource center in March 22, 2013.

The Rationale

To let the teacher-participants know the rationale of indigenization or localization of curriculum, prepare a local curriculum matrix, and instill upon them on curriculum learning management and development

The Pictorial Essay:

The Opening Session

The Workshop

The Reporting

The Turning Over of the Output and the Closing

The Participants with their School Principal

They have appreciated the importance of indigenization or integration of curriculum to the school own setting. They have prepared lesson integration to their respective subject areas and they are ready to implement this in the next school year. Thus, "making the local culture and context as integral part of the curriculum" is realized by everyone.


  1. I think this is a good move to promote a better appreciation for the different ethnic groups.

  2. It will bring a positive outcome to the school and the community of course. Good thing that DepEd came out this Localization project.

  3. This is a good move of Deped, different regions and places in the Philippines have different levels of understanding what is taught to them. You can never make the children is the mountains understand lessons that are applicable only in the City and vice versa.

  4. I really believe that this is a good idea because of the differences in terms of language and culture in different parts of the Philippines. It is better for each province to learn in their own way to bridge the gap between rich and poor.

    - Wanderer Juan