ERIC Number: ED370364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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From English to Filipino: Training Teachers for the Great Shift in Social Studies in the Philippines.
This article describes the shift from English to Filipino (Tagalog) as the language of instruction in elementary social studies education in the Philippines, focusing on the Philippines Department of Education's efforts to implement pre-service and in-service teacher training programs to expedite the change. In 1974 the Department of Education adopted a plan to switch from monolingual (English) to bilingual (English and Filipino) education at the elementary and secondary education levels, to be adopted over a 10-year period. The most pressing needs for successful implementation of the program were: (1) the production of teaching materials and texts in Filipino; (2) the modernization of the Filipino language itself; and (3) a theoretical framework and model for training teachers. Implications for the introduction of bilingual and indigenous language education in other nations is also discussed. (MDM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Instructional Materials, Language of Instruction, Language Standardization, Program Implementation, Social Studies, Tagalog, Teacher Education, Teaching Models, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In: Sadtono, Eugenius, Ed. Issues in Language Teacher Education. Anthology Series 30; see FL 022 033.