TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan-Good Manners and Right Conduct (GMRC) was not removed but enhanced in a different approach, according to Department of Education (DepEd) region 2 officials.
During a press conference on November 29, DepEd told the media that GMRC can be taught in all subjects. Amir Aquino, Regional Information Officer said that it was strengthened by being taught in every subject. “Hindi porket na dissolved ang GMRC wala ng values. It was strengthen in different subjects. Kahit ibang subject pwede mong ituro ang values.
(Doesn’t mean that GMRC was dissolved, we don’t teach values anymore. It was strengthen in different subjects. Even in other subject, you can still integrate values.),” Aquino added.
Aquino also said that it starts with the family and the teachers are the ones’ that supplement discipline. “Kasama natin ang mga magulang dito. Tulungan natin ito para maging epektibo.
(The parents are involved in this. We should help one another to become effective).”
It was also emphasized that DepEd has zero tolerance in any misconduct of both learners and teachers. “We make sure that we address every issue regarding the attitude of the learners even our own teachers”, Aquino said.
Good Manners and Right Conduct possibly return
Meanwhile, Senators vowed to expedite the passage into law of the measure that would institutionalize the teaching of values education and good manners and right conduct (GMRC) into law.
The bill seeks to revive the teaching of values formation and GMRC as a separate subject to teach students the practical and acceptable manners of conducting daily affairs according to universal norms of ethics and morality.
In the old curriculum of the basic education program, a subject entitled “Good Manners and Right Conduct” or GMRC, is part of the regular basic education curriculum.
Subsequently, it was scrapped as a regular subject and integrated in Social Studies and other related subjects. northernforum.net