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Maca, Mark – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Public mass schooling was the major instrument used by the Americans in the performance of their mission to "civilize" Filipinos. Free primary education was implemented right after the islands' annexation in 1899 and was a critical component (alongside armed force) of the programme for their "pacification". For the elite,…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, Educational History, Public Education
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Calma, Angelito – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This study explores the narratives behind how academics in formal leadership positions perceive their roles as leaders and their leadership development. Fifteen leaders in their varying capacities as managers of research in their universities participated to illustrate the complexities and challenges associated with their roles. Using narrative…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Role, Inquiry, Personal Narratives
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Protacio, Maria Selena; Sarroub, Loukia K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
In this article, we describe the reading practices in a public and high-achieving 6th grade English classroom in the Philippines. By utilizing a four resources model, we discuss the different roles that students assume in this classroom. Students in this class are mainly code breakers and text users and have limited opportunities to assume the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Instruction, Grade 6
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Reyes, Vicente Chua – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This inquiry interrogates the experiences of local implementation actors of the Philippine Department of Education as they navigate through reform efforts within systemic corruption. Departing from dominant analytical paradigms centred on patron-client frameworks, the article introduces the typology of complex linkages where local actors play…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Politics of Education, Program Implementation, Educational Policy
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Milligan, Jeffrey Ayala – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
The devolution of control over education policy in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao of the southern Philippines has led, in recent years, to efforts to Islamise education in the region, a trend reflective of similar efforts in other Southeast Asian Muslim countries but often seen as worrisome by secular observers concerned about the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Clores, Michael A.; Limjap, Auxencia A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the beliefs about biological evolution held by college freshman students in one Catholic university in the Philippines. After 4 weeks of constructivist-inspired instruction, interviews and journal entries revealed that the students have diverse beliefs about the theory of evolution. They posited…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Evolution, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions
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Postiglione, Gerard A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
How much is hegemony and how much is self-determination in the higher education systems in Southeast Asia? This paper argues that while the question of centre and periphery is still relevant to the analysis of international university systems, the analytical frameworks from which it has arisen may lose viability in the long term. Southeast Asian…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Self Determination