ERIC Number: ED458368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education and Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines. International Survey on Adult Education for Indigenous Peoples. Country Study: The Philippines.
Fiagoy, Geraldine L.
Adult education for indigenous peoples in the Philippines was examined. First, information on government institutions, indigenous organizations, international agencies, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in adult education for the Philippines' indigenous peoples was compiled. Next, questionnaires and survey techniques were used to research the policy and practice of adult education for the Philippines' indigenous peoples. A theoretical and conceptual framework in which to place the discussion of adult education for indigenous peoples was developed along with recommendations and proposals regarding policymakers, international organizations, and NGOs developing new directions for adult education in cooperation with the Philippines' indigenous peoples. The following were among the study findings: (1) discrimination against the Philippines' indigenous peoples is reflected in the policies and programs formulated by the state; (2) only one national governmental organization exists to look after the affairs of more than 7 million indigenous peoples in the Philippines; (3) NGOs and the church have been instrumental in creating people's organizations in the Philippines; and (4) although no national literacy program exists, adult education programs for indigenous peoples in some areas are no longer limited to functional literacy. The findings suggested that the Philippines' indigenous peoples themselves must take the lead in addressing their educational needs and concerns, according to the researchers. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Case Studies, Church Role, Cooperative Planning, Culturally Relevant Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Government School Relationship, Indigenous Populations, Literacy Education, Models, National Organizations, Needs Assessment, Nongovernmental Organizations, Postsecondary Education, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Sex Fairness, Social Integration, Social Isolation, Special Needs Students, State of the Art Reviews, Strategic Planning, Student Characteristics, Trend Analysis, Universities, Womens Education
For full text: http://www.unesco.org/education/uie/pdf/Philippines.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers: International Survey Adult Educ Indigenous Peoples; International Surveys; Marginalized Groups; Philippines
Note: Produced with the Cordillera Resource Center, The Philippines. For other country studies, see CE 082 166-170. Research supported by the Government of Norway and DANIDA.