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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Coming to the Observer: Video: Educational Reforms in the Philippines--a Lecture by Lisa Burton

PHILIPPINE STUDY GROUP OF MINNESOTA Invites you to an educational forum/conversation: Educational Reforms in the Philippines The Change to K-12 and the New Policy on Language of Instruction By Lisa Burton The introduction of K-12 education and a new policy on language of instruction mark a period of great educational change in the Philippines. This presentation will provide a description of these policies, as well as background on the decision to adopt these initiatives. Observations will be shared about how these national reforms are being implemented at the local level with specific attention being given to teachers' and parents' perspectives. The Philippines' experience will be contrasted with approaches from other Southeast Asian countries Lisa Burton is an adjunct faculty in the School of Education at Hamline University. She is an independent consultant on international development and education;she has worked on teacher professional development throughout Asia and Africa. Having lived and worked in the Philippines from 2003-2005 as a Peace Corps Volunteer and teacher trainer in Bicol, she continues to focus her research on Philippine educational issues. Most recently, she conducted research on local-level implementation of the Philippines' new policy on language of instruction. She will earn her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota in May 2013. Saturday, April 13, 2013 2:00 – 4:00 pm PCM (Philippine Center of Minnesota) Building 1380 Frost Avenue Maplewood, MN 55109 FREE & OPEN to the Public (Light Refreshments will be Provided) For info, call: Paul Bloom/ Meg Layese 651-646-1985; Jo Fernandez 763-780-9027; Gary King 763-571-7696 Directions: Go to the hiways 36 and 61. Go East on highway 36 to the next stop light, go South on English Street, and at a round-about at Frost Ave., go East three blocks.

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