Teachers’ group bewails lack of reading materials in DepEd for nationalism lessons

Teachers’ group bewails lack of reading materials in DepEd for nationalism lessons


 MANILA, Philippines—A militant group of teachers on Monday (Aug. 12) decried what it said was the Department of Education’s (DepEd) failure to supply learning materials for Filipino and Araling Panlipunan to the detriment of lessons on nationalism in schools  Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) also pointed to the irony of such an absence of learning materials for the two subjects as schools celebrated “Buwan ng Wika (Month of Language)” in August ADVERTISEMENT  Jose Martinez, ACT chair, said while Philippine history had been stricken off the curriculum of high school and Filipino subjects were relegated to being not required in college “teaching nationalism is further weakened by DepEd’s failure to come up with official and usable teaching materials for these subjects ”  In a statement, Martinez said this was “neglect” on the part of DepEd of its mandate to promote nationalism among the youth and especially at a time when the country’s sovereignty is being threatened FEATURED STORIES NEWSINFO Greening Manila: A garden thrives; a mayor can’t wait NEWSINFO Muslims offer to guard churches in Baguio NEWSINFO Teachers seek congressional probe of textbook fiasco  “DepEd’s failure to produce these materials after six years is a glaring neglect of its constitutional mandate to promote nationalism among our youth,” Martinez said  Teaching nationalism among the youth was crucial these days when “our sovereignty is threatened by China’s incursions in our territory,” Martinez said  ACT earlier demanded an investigation by Congress of a Commission on Audit finding showing error-filled textbooks costing the government hundreds of milions of pesos MORE STORIESnewsinfoPalace won’t meddle in court decision on De Lima’s request to visit ailing mother newsinfoPCG: 210 passengers stranded in Luzon ports due to bad weather newsinfoRobredo extends financial aid to kin of sea mishap victims in Iloilo MORE STORIES newsinfo Palace won’t meddle in court decision on De Lima’s request to visit ailing mother newsinfo PCG: 210 passengers stranded in Luzon ports due to bad weather newsinfo Robredo extends financial aid to kin of sea mishap victims in Iloilo  The COA, in a report, said learning materials procured by the DepEd and worth P254 miliion were riddled with errorts and at least P113 million worth of books had not been distributed  DepEd had given assurances it would comply with the COA directive to submit an explanation /TSB   ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Palace won’t meddle in court decision on De Lima’s request to visit ailing mother LATEST STORIES ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ surpasses P500-M mark – Star Cinema BB Gandanghari guest-stars in Netflix series ‘Glow’ Philippine Eagle Center showcases raptors in flight for pubic Give police free hand in probe of death of handcuffed Chinese — Guevarra MOST READ Gretchen Fullido freezes egg cells: ‘Now I can take control of my life’ Rape suspect slain, cop hurt in scuffle inside Maguindanao police office ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ surpasses P500-M mark – Star Cinema Anakbayan: Bato an ‘utter fool’ for picking on students-activists Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media Call 896 6000.

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