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By Randy David
Invited to participate in the external review of a Japanese university’s program to systematize its globalization thrust, I found myself in Tokyo this past week meditating on what the term “globalization” means for education.
By Michael L. Tan
Last Thursday, the University of the Philippines’ board of regents appointed me chancellor of UP Diliman, the flagship campus, and although my term did not officially start until March 2, I had to hit the ground running, including arranging for transfers of responsibilities from being a college dean. I’m glad to say, too, that both in UP and the Inquirer, I have been given the go-signal to continue doing this column, thanks in part to readers who wrote in to convince me to continue.
By Heredio O. Bello Jr.
We met for what might be the last grand reunion of the Prepians, the name proudly carried by graduates of the University of the Philippines Preparatory School, effusively dubbed “the best high school.”
By Artemio V. Panganiban
Please talk of how you became “a sterling example of what a true-blue Mapan should be” and how we can give back to society, was the request of former congressman Benny Abante Jr., president of the Mapa High School Alumni Association. My full speech before 1,000 alumni gathered at the Metro Tent, Pasig City, on Feb. 23 may be accessed at cjpanganiban.com.
This is in reaction to the article titled, “Top schools call for united front vs corruption” (News, 2/14/14). The four presidents of the so-called top schools (by what standards?) said: “As institutions of higher learning, we send word to our nation that we shall keep vigil until the truth is told and we at last are free.” I call this statement
By Cake Evangelista
, Sara Isabelle Pacia
Just when he thought his diploma was within reach, University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban (UP Tacloban) student Jed Morantte, a fourth-year social science major, went back to school feeling like “a college freshman again.”
By Solita Collas-Monsod
Three cheers for University of the Philippines Diliman. It refused to be rushed into approving the proposal to change the academic calendar from June-April to August-May and, when it was discussed in its University Council, disapproved it, calling for careful study. The 5-page proposal was apparently unsupported by any real evidence.
By Antonio Calipjo Go
On some deserts and beaches around the world, dry sand will sometimes make a singing, squeaking, or whistling sound as wind passes over the dunes.
By Neni Sta. Romana Cruz
The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) is a study by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development of the scholastic performance of 15-year-old students in nations all over the world in three areas of competencies—math, science and reading—on a 1000-point scale. It is run every three years to inform better education policies and outcomes of the participating countries.
By Christian Viñas
I remember Rachel, my 22-year-old friend in high school. She was shy but hardworking when it came to doing our homework back then. “I gave way for my older brother to finish his studies and become an architect,” she said. Well, my friend Mark just turned 24 and became an architect—a professional one, too. Rachel [...]
By Butch Hernandez
At the latest Trade and Industry Development Update on “Enhancing Philippine Competitiveness” held recently by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Board of Investments, the Department of Education through Undersecretary Dina Ocampo walked industry representatives through the K-to-12 curriculum, perhaps for the first time.
By Juan L. Mercado
Inquirer columns elicit comments worldwide. On the Internet, the opinion pieces spur heated debates. Here are samples—from professors abroad to Ilocos Sur students.