May 19, 2011 DO 40, s. 2011 – Amendment to DepEd Order No. 51, s. 2004 (Standard Curriculum for Elementary Public Schools and Private Madaris)
Regional Secretary, ARMM
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Head, Private Madaris
Heads, Public Elementary Schools
- Starting School Year (SY) 2011-2012, all public schools with substantial number of Muslim enrollees and private Madaris adopting the Standard Madrasah Curriculum are enjoined to implement the Refined Elementary Madrasah Curriculum (REMC) as amendment to DepEd Order No. 51, s. 2004 entitled “Standard Curriculum for Elementary Public Schools and Private Madaris.”
- The said DepEd Order has been adopted by DepEd Administrative Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) under Executive Order (EO) No. 13-A of the ARMM Regional Governor. This has been monitored closely and evaluated by Basic Education Assistance for Mindanao-Australian Agency for International Development (BEAM-AusAID) with the recommendation to undertake a thorough review and refinement of the curriculum, including the textbooks, teachers’ manual, and other learning materials. The review and refinement of the said curriculum were undertaken in 2010 by the SEAMEO-INNOTECH as service provider, together with Muslim experts in Arabic Language and Islamic Studies, and curriculum experts of the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE). The reviewed curriculum was submitted for further evaluation by another set of Muslim experts in Arabic Language and Islamic Studies including local stakeholders.
- The outcome of the review is the Refined Elementary Madrasah Curriculum (REMC) with two (2) models:
- the REMC for Public Schools coined as Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE); and
- the Refined Standard Madrasah Curriculum (RSMC) for Private Madaris.
Both models contain learning area expectations for Grades I-VI.
- The REMC aims to:
- establish a smooth transfer of Muslim pupils from recipient private Madrasah to public schools with ALIVE Program or vice versa;
- unify the long history of dichotomy of education among Muslims; and
- promote the Filipino national identity at the same time preserve the Filipino Muslims’ cultural heritage.
- All elementary public schools with at least fifteen (15) Muslim pupils and recipient private Madaris are enjoined to implement the REMC contained in the enclosure.
- Provisions in previous DepEd issuances inconsistent with this Order and its enclosure are hereby modified accordingly.
- For more information, please contact Ms. Joselita Gulata, Office of the Madrasah Education located at Room E-215, Bonifacio Bldg., DepEd Central Office, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos.: (02) 666-2720 or (02) 666-2632.
- Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.
DepEd Order: (No. 51, s. 2004)
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