OBJECTIVES OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
DARREN MAÑOSCA VERGARA
Article III, Sec. 21 of the Education Act of 1982 states the objectives of the elementary education , These are to:
Provide the knowledge and develop skills , attitudes, and values essential to personal development and necessary for living in and contributing to a developing and changing social milieu
Provide learning experiences which increase the child’s awareness of and responsiveness to the changes in and just demands of society; and to prepare him/her for constructive and effective involvement;
Promote and intensify the child’s knowledge of identification with, and love for the nation and rhe people to which he belongs; and
Promote work experiences which develop the child’s orientation to the world of work and creativity and prepare himself/herself to engage in honest and gainful; work.
Educational aims and objectives are but goals to be attained. The degree of attainment depends upon the materials and the methods of instruction employed. In other words, the curriculum and the teachers are factors too important to be overlooked. The determination of our curricula and textbools which are the main source, although not the only sorce, of knowledge and information for the students, have for years under the responsibility of such government agencies as the Department of Education.
The author is Teacher I at Eliseo Belen Elementary School-Annex Sta. Lucia Resettlement, Magalang