Evaluation of the Implementation of the Gender-Responsive Basic Education Policy among the SHS Students of SMCQC
Keywords:Gender-Responsive, Gender-Responsive Basic Education Policy, Preferred Pronouns, Equality, Basic Education
The Gender-Responsive Basic Education Policy was released in 2017 and reiterated in August 2022 by the DepED. It has been observed that the policy may only be visible to some educational institutions. Though it may be visible in some, there may be room for improvement.
This act was created to protect children from gender-based violence and promote equality. That is why it would help to evaluate how the school is implementing the policy and if the students think that changes should be made for the betterment of not only the students but also the entire school communitySampling was randomly stratified with 30 respondents each from Grades 11-12 sections. The Basic Education Department Office provided the lists of students needed. The majority of the respondents needed to be made aware of the policy. Almost half of the respondents said that the policy is moderately implemented. More than half of the respondents said the policy could be implemented better by holding informative programs, allowing students to wear their preferred uniforms, and recognizing their preferences. Although the policy was implemented, many students must know its existence. UNICEF highlights the importance of conducting such research as little is on this topic. Recommendations are to widen the sample size and define implementation methods.