Evaluation of senior high school curriculum: Perspectives and experiences of students and teachers
Senior high school curriculum
Curriculum evaluation is a significant element in the process of education. The goal of the curriculum evaluation is to understand if the curriculum is producing the desired results. This study evaluated the Senior High School (SHS) curriculum of De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) in Malabon city, Philippines. Descriptive evaluative design using a mixed method approach was employed to examine the perspectives and experiences of SHS students and teachers focused on the domains of curriculum satisfaction, knowledge and confidence with the curriculum, preparation with the curriculum, and satisfaction with the curriculum supports. Perceptions of students and teachers collected from focus group discussions and survey questionnaires were transcribed, analyzed, and interpreted to further reveal the SHS curriculum’s strengths and areas to be improved. The findings revealed that students and teachers were satisfied, knowledgeable, confident, and prepared in learning and implement the curriculum. The study also highlighted the features of the SHS curriculum unique to DLSAU. Moreover, students and teachers shared their insights on how to further strengthen the curriculum in terms of its implementation and supporting student learning. It was recommended that curriculum evaluation must be conducted regularly consolidating and taking into consideration students' and teachers’ insights and suggestions among other areas of the curriculum.
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