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ERIC Number: ED117721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 192
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: N/A
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A History of English Teaching in the Philippines: From Unilingualism to Bilingualism.
Tovera, David Garcia
This study examines those factors that have contributed to the introduction and development of the teaching of English in the Philippine educational system. By virtue of its educational policy, the American colonial administration started using it as a medium of instruction. Optimism ran high among Filipino leaders, especially the nationalists, that someday English would be the common language. But doubts about achieving the goal were raised in the first extensive educational survey in 1925. A shift in language policy began to appear in 1934 and by 1946 Tagalog was viewed as the basis for a common language. The school system was headed for bilingualism with the adoption of a language policy in the late 1950's. Under attack in the Constitutional Convention in 1971 and by pro-English elements, Pilipino survived as an official language. The new Society under President Ferdinand Marcos has emphasized the need for bilingualism. This study shows that the teaching of English in the Philippines has been intertwined with the political, economic, educational, and cultural life of the country. (Author/RB)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 75-29,771, MFilm $7.50, Xerography $15.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers: Philippines
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University