DO 32, s. 2015 – Adopting the Indigenous Peoples Education Curriculum Framework

July 29, 2015
DO 32, s. 2015
Adopting the Indigenous Peoples Education Curriculum Framework

To:     Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Directors of Services, Centers and Heads of Units
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Heads, Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned

  1. Pursuant to DepEd Order No. 62, s. 2011 entitled Adopting the National Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Policy Framework and DepEd Order No. 43, s. 2013 entitled Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10533 Otherwise Known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, the Department of Education (DepEd) is adopting the enclosed Indigenous Peoples Education Curriculum Framework.
  2. Recognizing the right of indigenous peoples to basic education that is culturally rooted and responsive, the IPEd Curriculum Framework seeks to provide guidance to schools and other education programs, both public and private, as they engage with indigenous communities in localizing, indigenizing, and enhancing the K to 12 Curriculum based on their respective educational and social contexts.
  3. Fundamental to IPEd is establishing institutionalized partnership between indigenous communities and the respective schools/learning programs which serve them. This is to be pursued through sustainable community engagement which guarantees the meaningful participation of indigenous communities in the inclusion of their Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSPs) and Indigenous Learning Systems (ILS) in the Basic Education Curriculum.
  4. The continuous process of community engagement and refinement of the IPEd Curriculum at the school community level actualizes the Department’s commitment to the attainment of the abovementioned right of indigenous peoples to education. In this regard, for schools and learning programs serving indigenous learners, the aims of the K to 12 Program are realized through IPEd.
  5. The IPEd Curriculum Framework was formulated based on inputs from a series of consultations conducted by the DepEd – Indigenous Peoples Education Office (IPsEO) with community elders, leaders, and implementers of community-based IPEd initiatives.
  6. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.


Encl.: As stated

References: DepEd Order Nos.: (62, s. 2011 and 43, s. 2013)

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