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The Social Studies Curriculum Standards in Junior Secondary Schools; Input to Quality Instruction and Students’ Civic Competence

Marie Fe D. De Guzman , Roosevelt Ecle, , ,
President Ramon Magsaysay State University (PRMSU), Iba, Zambales, Philippines

Appraisal of the adequacy of Social Studies Curriculum Standards in ten themes was the main purpose of the research study. This endeavour was intended to provide input to quality Social Studies instruction in the Kto12 Basic Education Program and an enhance students’ civic competence. The study utilized the quantitative descriptive research design with questionnaire as the main instrument in gathering data from one hundred teachers in Department of Education Zone 1 Division of Zambale, Philippines during the school year 2017-2018. Findings established a high adequacy of Social Studies Curriculum Standards on Themes: Culture; Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places and Environments; Power, Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Science, Technology and Society; Global Connections; and Civic Ideals and Practices. The themes which should include experiences for the study of Individual Development and Identity; and interactions among Individuals, Groups and Institutions were assessed adequately. The Analysis of Variance result revealed a no significant difference on the perception towards dimensions on adequacy of Social Studies Curriculum Standards in the Junior Secondary Schools. It was recommended that the teachers with the support of the School Heads should attend conferences focused on themes - Individual Development and Identity and Individual, Groups and Institution in order to gain more insights how these themes be meaningfully presented to students, thereby contributes to the attainment of the intended goals.

Marie Fe D. De Guzman, Roosevelt Ecle."The Social Studies Curriculum Standards in Junior Secondary Schools; Input to Quality Instruction and Students’ Civic Competence". International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends (IJCERT) , ISSN: 2349-7084, Vol.6, Issue 02,pp.255-265, February - 2019,

Keywords : Social Studies, Social Studies Curriculum Standards, Junior Secondary Schools, Appraisal, Adequacy

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