EDUC 605: Midterm and Finals Requirements

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SEMESTER: 1st Semester (2013-2014)

PROFESSOR: Dr. Odie Maglasang





(Issues in Educational Policies)



Education policy is the group of laws and regulations that governs the school system in a given country. In this paper, you will find an overview of many of the current topics. All of these articles are intended to inform, not persuade.


Instruction: Please read and make your own argument or reaction. If necessary, you may cite facts, figures, literatures, and references to support your answer.


1. Cost of higher education - With the rising costs of higher education, more and more families are struggling to pay for their children’s tuitions and more young adults are forced to take out student loans. Many top universities have begun an effort to increase financial aid in order to boost attendance by low- and middle-income students, but some argue that more help is required by the federal government.


2. School uniforms - A school uniform is a required code of dress that all students must wear throughout the school day. School uniforms have been utilized in private schools for decades, but have since been implemented in some public schools as well. Dress codes are generally a code of dress that prohibits students from wearing certain articles of clothing, rather than mandating what articles of clothing they must wear.













(Issues in Educational Policies)


Instruction: Please read and make your own argument or reaction. If necessary, you may cite facts, figures, literatures, and references to support your answer.


1. Teacher Effectiveness - Though certainly not new, issues of teacher quality and effectiveness will be front and center in 2014 as the government works to improve student readiness and success. Recognizing the well-documented assertion that teacher quality is the most important school-based factor affecting student learning, longitudinal data systems that link K-12 student achievement with teacher data will be required from schools. Data on teacher effectiveness are to be used to identify and reward effective teachers as well as to inform professional development. States are also being challenged to use teacher effectiveness data to rate the quality of their teacher education programs so that such programs can be improved.


EDUC 605: K+12 Curriculum & Qualitative Research

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Homework #1: K+12 Curriculum

 Sample Homework (doc)

  • Create an 11th to 12th Grade curriculum (matrix form) that will contain a lecture (morning) and a skills based program (afternoon).

Subject Code
Subject Description
Contact Hours


Homework #2: Qualitative Research
Sample Homework (doc)
  • Develop a Qualitative Research with at least ten (10) respondents, using a thematic approach.
  • The topic will be "CHED's Typology of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)".
  • Use this requirement as a chance for information dissemination.
  • Sample Questions:
    • Do you know typology?
    • Is your school ready for typology?
    • What if your University is regressed to College status, how do you think it will affect your graduates?

EDUC 605: Program Matrix for ALS (Homework)

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Make a program matrix that will provide a solution to:

I. Alternative Learning System

Key Result Areas
Specific Objectives
Activities, Strategies, Approaches
Time Frame
Persons Involved
Expected Outcomes

EDUC 605: Program Matrix (Homework)

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Make a program matrix that will provide a solution to the following:

I. ICT Training of Teachers

Key Result Areas
Specific Objectives
Activities, Strategies, Approaches
Time Frame
Persons Involved
Expected Outcomes

II.Reading program that promotes spiral competency

Key Result Areas
Specific Objectives
Activities, Strategies, Approaches
Time Frame
Persons Involved
Expected Outcomes

III. Remedial program

Key Result Areas
Specific Objectives
Activities, Strategies, Approaches
Time Frame
Persons Involved
Expected Outcomes


Sample Homework (doc)

EDUC 605: Education Issues in the Spotlight (Discussion)

Posted by SNSCLC on January 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Education Issues in the Spotlight (Global)

  1. Learning Gaps
  2. Achievement Gaps
  3. Class Size
  4. Discrimination
  5. Health
  6. Reading, Math, and Science
  7. Rural Education
  8. Teacher Shortage
  9. Teacher Quality
  10. Technology and Facility in Schools

Key Issues in Educational System (Philippines)

  1. Quality
  2. Affordability
  3. Budget
  4. Mismatch


  1. Upgrade the teacher salary scale
  2. Ammend current system of budgeting
  3. Stop the current practice of subsidizing state universities
  4. Get all leaders in the industry involved
  5. Develop a rationalized apprenticeship program

EDUC 605: Homework - 01-12-2013

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Propose (10) Reforms and Reccommendations to minimize/solve the 10 issues/problems

Sample Homework (doc)

Education in the New Society: Issues and Concerns

Posted by SNSCLC on January 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A. Educational Development Goals:

1. Broad general education productivity.

2. Manpower skills for national development

3. High level professions for leadership, advancement of research, research and improvement of the quality of human life.

4. Response to changing needs and conditions of the nation.

B.  Long Term Education Program

1. Improvement of curricular program and quality of instruction.

2. Upgrading of academic standards through accreditation, admission test and guidance.

3. Democratization of educational opportunities.

4. Government assistance to institution in the form of grants and loans, synchronization of curricular progress, staffing patterns and institutional development activities.

5. Expansion of existing programs and establishment of new ones to train middle-level technical and agricultural manpower.

6. Reform in the educational financing system – shifting of fund responsibility for public schools from the national to the local government, and increasing government participation in higher education.

C.  Global Education

- aims for responsible participation in an interdependent world community. An over all framework for every discipline is to have world relevance.

Key Theme

1. Human Value-centered – that worth and dignity of human person as core value of the universe.

World order values are: peace, economic equity, social justice, ecological balance and democratic participation.

2. World-oriented global society has interdependent people and system.

Sharing of world’s common problems: nuclear proliferation, problem of war, ecological balance, preservation of human rights.

3. Future-oriented creation of a better future.

  • Global Education Strategies

1. Help people find ways to

- analyze human-centered values

- fuller development of each individual

- survival

- welfare of the whole human species

2. Views the earth and its inhabitant as interdependent

- recognizes the need for inter-national cooperation to promote humankind’s welfare.

3. Explores preferred feature by giving priority to the search for world order alternatives.

D. Expectations of Global Education from Teachers

1. At the earliest age, help children develop:

a. social sense

b. political sense

c. ecological sense

2. Help students develop a sense of the world as a set of interconnected and interdependent economic environment, social and political system.

3. Help students understand the direction of global trends like:

a. exponential consumption of non-renewable resources

b. proliferation of nuclear weapons

c. widening gap between developed and underdeveloped nation

4. Explore solutions for global problems

5. Plan for alternative futures – the kind of world we want to live in and help create it.

6. Develop a personal value and behavior system based on global perspectives and world order values.

E.  Education for All


1. To institutionalize early childhood development as a basic service for all children.

2. To improve the quality and efficiency of primary education.

3. To eradicate literacy.

4. To provide basic knowledge, skills and values ti improve the quality of life and participate in the development process.


1. Focus on specific groups – cultural minorities, disabled, refugees

2. Establish alternative learning system

3. Emphasize creative and critical thinking.

4. Intensify values education.

5. Promote scientific literacy and culture.

6. Install a system of monitoring and evaluating learning achievements.

7. Upgrade teacher competency.

8. Strengthen partnership between school, home, community and government..

9. Harness media to generate public awareness and improve basic education.

10. Allocate resources to basic education and equal distribution of resources to different regions.

11. Maximize Philippine Involvement in the Global education for All movement.

F.  Basic Concepts of Education

1. education is the transmission of knowledge and skills. Knowledge and skills are cultural, that is, they are products of the interaction of men among themselves, and men with the world. Education then involves the continuity of tradition which is design for conservation. Contemporary philosophy moves away from mere transmission because of the dynamism of man. It is no longer sufficient to merely reproduce the past. Education will prepare the student to receive tradition as it will enable him to move away from tradition through criticism.

2. Education is life. Education is co-extensive with living. It is a life-long process. It bears away from the concept of education as preparation for life. Education should not be looked upon merely as schooling and the acquisition of academic subject matter but as a part of life itself. Education is involved in teaching children how to live. This is accomplished in three steps: 1. provision for opportunity to live, 2. provision for learning experiences and, 3. provision of conditions for proper character development.

3. Education prepares a man to fit into society. It prepares a man to assume responsibilities towards others. Education must allow man to deal with experiences of love, friendship or even hatred. Protagonists of this view suggest that education prepares man not really to “fit into” but to “change” society. Education must prepare unique individuals to uniquely contribute to the common good.

4. Education is the acquisition of the art utilizing knowledge. Acquiring knowledge by itself is not sufficient, in fact, it is not yet education. Education is, rather, the more difficult business of learning how to use, challenge, think, change, re0think and apply what one has learned. When these are done to make humans more human and to make life better for the majority, then one is truly educated.

5.Education is right. Education in the context of this discussion, starts with the birth of the child. This child has the right to perfect himself by the use of his faculties. Education is necessary to enable the individual to achieve his maximum potential. Hence, man has the right to education. The state is bound by law to provide the individual with opportunities for education. Schooling is a formalized system of education and is one avenue of education. The right to education should be more aptly called the right to schooling. As a result, one’s IQ, socio-economic condition, aptitude inclination define one’s possibilities, admitting some and closing the door to others. When a private school is allowed to exist, its mission statement and objectives are recognized as legitimate. While maintaining the right of capable individuals to schooling, the school’s right to screen admission on the basis of its mission and objectives, is also compelling. In this context, education is a privilege.

6. Education as a social institution is a mirror of society. Education should not mirror or reflect only our vices and shortcomings but our higher ideals, aspirations, virtues and capabilities so that education may become an instrument of change, a process of continued social self-renewal.

EDUC 605: Homework - 01-05-2013

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Date Given: 01-05-2013

Deadline: 01-12-2013

I. ESSAY: Education in the New Society: Issues and Concerns (1500 words) - PPT Slide 9-19

II. CASE STUDY: Get a copy of the pdf:

Educational Reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region: Trends and Implications for Research by Yin Cheong Cheng (June 28, 2002)


Case Questions:

  1. Was the educational reform successful in the Asia-Pacific Region based on:
    • 1.1 A Objectives
    • 1.1 B Implementations / Implementors
    • 1.1 C Benefeciaries
  2. Point out salient indicators of the reforms that has something to do with research and policy.
  3. Explain the points of the reforms that cover the ff:

3.1 Globalization

3.2 Decentralization

3.3 School Based Management

3.4 Educational Quality

3.5 Technology




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