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ERIC Number: ED458368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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 - Location: Philippines