EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Inclusion of Amendment from the Philippines and the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training to the Ministerial Declaration

The Philippines and other members of the Platform for Human Rights Education and Training (Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, Senegal, Slovenia, and Switzerland) submitted the following amendment to the Ministerial Declaration of the World Education Forum which was adopted during the Conference on 19-22 May 2015 in Incheon, Korea: Read more...


Zero In Workshop on Establishing Community Museums

            This project builds on and carries over many of the ideas and suggestions from an earlier national workshop conducted by the Zero In Museum Consortium in September 2013 on museum appreciation and management. The Zero In Consortium is composed of the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ayala Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, Lopez Museum, and Museo Pambata. The latter is headed by PH NatCom Education Commissioner Cristina L. Yuson, who facilitated the submission of the proposal for this current project by the Consortium. Read more...


Teaching of Surat Mangyan and Ambahan in Hanunuo Mangyan Schools

            PH NatCom’s Education Committee contributed to an ongoing initiative began by the Mangyan Heritage Center (MHC) in 2012 which seeks to keep alive Surat Mangyan and Ambahan by teaching these in schools servicing the Hanunuo Mangyans of Oriental Mindoro. The Hanunuo Mangyans are Mindoro’s upland tribal communities, and Surat Mangyan is their own (pre-Spanish) syllabic script which they used to inscribe their traditional chants/poetry known as Ambahan on bamboo tubes and plants. Read more...


ASEAN Summit on Giftedness 2014: Life Span Perspective in Developing High Ability and Giftedness

            Similar to the Zero In Workshop on Establishing Community Museums, the 2014 ASEAN Summit on Giftedness took off from an earlier summit on the same topic in 2013. This earlier Summit on Giftedness and High Ability however, was only national in scope, involving lecture-presentations and discussions in General Santos City in Mindanao and Iloilo City in the Visayas. The national summit was intended to raise public awareness on what “giftedness and high ability” are and inform participants on the state of gifted education in the country. Read more...


Philippine Country Report: EFA 1990-2015

Nearly a quarter century ago the Education for All (EFA) movement was born in Jomtien, Thailand where delegates from around the world signed the Declaration on Education for All, a historic commitment to “meet the basic learning needs of all” by universalizing primary education and slashing illiteracy rates. In 2000, the six EFA goals, covering all aspects of basic education from early learning and adult literacy to education quality, were formalized at the World Education Forum in Dakar, with a target to achieve the goals by 2015. Read more...


Marking the Close of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)

            Sustainable development is a concept that evolved from the ideals of the 1992 Rio Declaration following the conclusion of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (also known as the Earth Summit). The Rio Declaration sought to promote the responsible use of resources towards a sustainable future by forging global cooperation for economic development and environmental protection. Building on the Rio Declaration and succeeding Earth summits, the UN General Assembly, through Resolution 57/254, declared 2005 to 2014 as the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and tasked UNESCO as the lead agency for its promotion. Read more...