The Miseducation of the Filipinos

From Prof. Renato Constantino’s Book, The Continuing Miseducation of the Filipinos

“Education must both be seen not as an acquisition of information but as the making of man so that he may function most effectively and and usefully within his own society.”

I totally agree with this. Education should not be mere memorization of information just to pass tests. Education must be relevant to the Filipino and to his country. Education must empower him and teach him to discover what he can do for his own progress and the progress of his countrymen.

“Experience has shown that children who are taught in their native tongue learn more easily and better than those taught in English. Records of the Bureau of Public Schools will support this. But mere teaching in the national language is not enough. There are other areas that demand immediate attention.”
I totally agree again. It is easier to teach preschoolers to read ba, be, bi, bo, bu than long a, short a, long e, short e, long i, short i, long o, short o, long u and short u.

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