PSE, DepEd now closer to integrating stock market subjects in high school

December 12, 2010 10:44 am 

MANILA, Dec. 12 – Officials of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) and Department of Education (DepEd) announced that they successfully completed their nationwide validation activities which is expected to bring them a step closer to integrating stock market subjects in high school.

The validation activities are also aimed at assessing the effectiveness of the stock market module that will be included in an official lesson guide for high school teachers.

The PSE and DepEd conducted series of roadshows in key cities all over the Philippines, covering close to 700 students and 40 members of the academe from six private and national public high schools.

“These activities form part of the PSE-DepEd module development project that will integrate stock market topics in the high school economics curriculum, which will be ready for implementation come school year 2011-2012,” PSE president and chief executive officer Val Antonio B. Suarez said.

In November 2009, pilot testing sessions were conducted at Rizal High School in Pasig City, the country’s largest secondary school in terms of student population.

This year, the second wave of validation sessions were carried out in the cities of Cebu and Davao from Nov. 8 to 12.

Participating schools in Cebu were Woodridge School, Abellana National School and Consolacion National High School.

Representative secondary educational institutions in Davao, on the other hand, were Davao City National High School and Alejandra L. Navarro National High School.

During the observation assessment sessions, the PSE also distributed its investor primer, “Building Wealth with Stocks: A Basic Guide to Investing in the Philippine Stock Market,” accompanied with the official PSE video CD, to serve as supplement educational materials for the faculty and students.

Suarez said there will be another round of validation sessions for public and private high schools in Metro Manila and a key city of southern Luzon slated next year.

He added a nationwide faculty development workshop will also be pursued to train educators on how to teach the stock market to high school students. (PNA)

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