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1 Priming School Counselors for PreK-to-16 and ASEAN 2015 Challenges School Counselors Circle of the Philippines 13 th Annual Convention Manila, Philippines November 12, 2013 Carol Dahir, Ed.D. Professor, School Counseling Department New York Institute of Technology caroldahir@aol.comcaroldahir@aol.com cdahir@nyit.educdahir@nyit.edu C. Dahir, 11/13

2 Our Role prepare our students for the future support our teachers to develop highly skilled and highly qualified graduates shift to learning outcomes (counseling too) become familiar with the international portability of knowledge and skills Philippines Qualification Framework eight levels: o knowledge, skills, values o application o degree of independence o qualifications C. Dahir, 11/13

3 A New Agenda 21 st Century Skills Learning and Innovation Skills Information, Media and Technology Skills Life and Career Skills ASEAN 2015 ALL STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL ALL STUDENTS COLLEGE AND CAREER READY C. Dahir, 11/13

4 21st Century Education Skills Mastery of core subjects and is essential to student success. Core subjects include reading or language arts, world languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government and civics. Global Awareness Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy Civic Literacy Health Literacy Environmental Literacy C. Dahir, 11/13

5 Learning and Innovation Skills Learning and innovation skills are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in todays world and those who are not. They include: Creativity and Innovation Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration C. Dahir, 11/13

6 Information, Media and Technology Skills In a technology and media-driven environment, students must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills, such as: Information Literacy Media Literacy ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy C. Dahir, 11/13

7 Life and Career Skills Todays life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and content knowledge. The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age requires students to pay rigorous attention to developing adequate life and career skills, such as: Flexibility and Adaptability Initiative and Self-Direction Social and Cross-Cultural Skills Productivity and Accountability Leadership and Responsibility C. Dahir, 11/13

8 ASEAN Background The phased implementation of the K to 12 Education Reform program started this school year New curricula for Grades 1 and 7 and 8 Addition of universal kindergarten by virtue of RA 10157 Additional two years in High School starting in SY 2016-2017 Students graduate in basic education (after grade 12) ready for employment and/or higher education Philippines Qualification Framework C. Dahir, 11/13

9 10 Nations Brunei Darussalam Cambodia Indonesia Lao PDR Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam C. Dahir, 11/13

10 Portability in Professions In addition to these below ENGINEERING Dec. 2005 NURSING Dec. 2006 SURVEYING Nov. 2007 ARCHITECTURE Nov. 2007 DENTISTRY Aug. 2008 MEDICINE Aug. 2008 ACCOUNTANCY Feb. 2009 C. Dahir, 11/13

11 Implications to TESD The Free Flow of Services as well as the Free Flow of Skilled Labour are among the characteristics in the realization of a single market and production base in ASEAN. Facilitating the issuance of visas and employment passes for ASEAN professionals and skilled labor who are engaged in crossborder trade and investment related activities. C. Dahir, 11/13

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15 Important Concerns the labor and legal implications of the transition senior high school curriculum for the various career pathways public-private partnership in education particularly for SHS Schools are allowed to adopt their own structure for monitoring learning and teaching systems primary consideration: compliance with national educational policies, plans, and standards (Sections 21- 22, BP 232) C. Dahir, 11/13

16 Who is Involved in Implementing ASEAN 2015? Current DepEd teachers Teachers in the private schools New teachers or graduates of the current teacher education curriculum Superintendents Principals Subject area coordinators Instructional school leaders What about school counselors? C. Dahir, 11/13

17 GRIT What will it take to motivate our students to succeed with these new opportunities? Angela Lee Ducksworth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8 C. Dahir, 11/13

18 Reinventing Education? ASEAN 2015 Closing the Achievement Gap Closing the Opportunity Gap World Class Education Motivation Increase Earning Potential C. Dahir, 11/13

19 This Is Our Future C. Dahir, 11/13

20 What Influence Do You Want to Have? On your students…… On your schools….. On your nation….. C. Dahir, 11/13

21 What Do We Need To Do? HowImplications C. Dahir, 11/13

22 Plan Your Next Steps TOGETHER WE CAN! C. Dahir, 11/13

23 Your Promise Meet a new colleague here Share this information with the other school counselors you work with Become involved in the School Counseling Circle Dont forget your action plan C. Dahir, 11/13

24 The Power of One Is You! C. Dahir, 11/13

25 Resources The National Standards for Philippine School Counseling Programs ASCA National Model for Comprehensive School Counseling (2012) 3 rd edition Stone, C. & Dahir, C. (2011). School counselor accountability: A MEASURE of student success. Cengage/Pearson TED TALKS Angela Lee Ducksworth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8 C. Dahir, 11/13


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