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Senior High School and the Labor Market

dc.contributor.authorAniceto C. Orbeta Jr.
dc.contributor.authorMarites B. Lagarto
dc.contributor.authorMa. Kristina P. Ortiz
dc.contributor.authorDanica Aisa P. Ortiz
dc.contributor.authorMaropsil V. Potestad
dc.description.abstractThe enactment of RA 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 added two years to basic education. One of the rationales offered by proponents of the law is that Senior High School (SHS) graduates can work or engage in entrepreneurial activities if they choose to do so. This study assesses the likelihood of achieving this objective of the program by examining the experience of grade 12 graduating students and the views of firms about the labor market prospects of the SHS graduates. It does this by (i) looking into the SHS curriculum and the competencies developed, (ii) identifying the types of jobs that fit the Grade 12 graduates, (iii) gathering the private sector perspective on the jobs available and appropriate for the Grade 12 graduates, and (iv) providing policy recommendations for the improvement of the SHS curriculum. The study revealed the despite identifying employment and entrepreneurship as a rationale for the program, three quarters of the grade 12 students plan to proceed to higher education. This proportion is true even for those in the TVL track. Among the highlights of the FGD with students is the revelation that they are not very confident that they will get a job after graduating from SHS. Even for those who passed National Certifications assessments, they still believe the firms will prefer to hire college graduates over them. From the firm side, most of them lack in-depth knowledge of the SHS program. They expressed the need to be exposed to the SHS graduates before they can be confident in hiring them. While it may be too early to be gauging the performance of the SHS program particularly the performance of its graduates in the labor market, the study has uncovered areas for improving the implementation of the program to boost the chances of achieving the employment and entrepreneurship objectives.
dc.publisherPhilippine Institute for Development Studies
dc.titleSenior High School and the Labor Market
dc.typeDiscussion Paper
dc.subject.expertInvestment In Education
dc.subject.expertLevels Of Education
dc.subject.expertQuality Education
dc.subject.expertPublic Education
dc.subject.expertParent Education
dc.subject.expertEquity In Education
dc.subject.expertEducational Policies
dc.subject.expertEducational Reforms
dc.subject.expertQuality Education
dc.subject.expertAid And Development
dc.subject.expertAsian Development Bank
dc.subject.expertComprehensive Development Framework
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Cooperation
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Management
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Planning
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Strategies
dc.subject.expertDevelopment In East Asia
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Planning
dc.subject.expertDevelopment Research
dc.subject.adbHigher education institutions
dc.subject.adbEconomics of education
dc.subject.adbEducational theory
dc.subject.adbHigher Education
dc.subject.adbLabor Market
dc.subject.adbOut of school education
dc.subject.adbAlternative education
dc.subject.adbEducational policy
dc.subject.adbEducational planning
dc.subject.adbEducational aspects
dc.subject.adbRural planning
dc.subject.adbAid coordination
dc.subject.adbIndustrial projects
dc.subject.adbInfrastructure projects
dc.subject.adbNatural resources policy
dc.subject.adbEducational development
dc.subject.adbDevelopment strategy
dc.subject.adbDevelopment models
dc.subject.adbEconomic development
dc.subject.naturalCapitalism and education
dc.subject.naturalCounseling in higher education
dc.subject.naturalCommunity and college
dc.subject.naturalTutors and tutoring
dc.subject.naturalEducational change
dc.subject.naturalEducational innovations
dc.subject.naturalTotal quality management in education
dc.subject.naturalEducational accountability
dc.subject.naturalHomebound instruction
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in rural development
dc.subject.naturalCommunication in community development
dc.subject.naturalEconomic development projects
dc.subject.naturalDevelopment banks
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalEnvironmental auditing
dc.subject.naturalCumulative effects assessment
dc.subject.naturalHuman rights and globalization
dc.title.seriesPIDS: Discussion Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 2018-49
dc.contributor.imprintPhilippine Institute for Development Studies
oar.adminregionSoutheast Asia Region
oar.authorJr., Aniceto C. Orbeta
oar.authorLagarto, Marites B.
oar.authorOrtiz, Ma. Kristina P.
oar.authorOrtiz, Danica Aisa P.
oar.authorPotestad, Maropsil V.

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