TERESITA TANHUECO-TUMAPON

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GROWING interest on continuing professional and personal development (CPPD), be this be through seminars, workshops, conferences, etc. have come to the fore. A number of entrepreneurial groups, including professional associations, conduct review seminars for licensure examinations, IELTS and for other purposes. Known experts are flown not only from the national…

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“We must immediately expand our vision beyond standard educational institutions. In our cultures of today – and of tomorrow – parents, peers, and media play roles at least as significant as do authorized teachers and formal schools…if any cliché of recent years ring true, it is the acknowledgment that learning…

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TWENTY-SEVEN years ago, on October 3, 1990, divided Germany achieved its unification, celebrating at midnight with the pealing of bells, national hymns and the jubilant blare of good old German traditional songs. <http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big003.html> Before and after unification. Three years earlier, during a week’s break from my studies in London, a…

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Part 2 A UNIVERSITY need not constitute different nationalities to be a culturally diverse workplace. Given that our constituents are all Filipinos, their generational differences (the 70s, 60s, 50s and 40s, 30s and centennials) constitute besides individual differences, culturally diverse orientations. They may have a generational set of beliefs, inclinations,…

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Part 1 IT is not only Asean that will globalize us and challenge us with cultural diversity. Right within the hallowed halls of our institutions we do experience the diverse orientations of the generations which both mentors and mentored represent along with individual differences. It is best that we become…

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Part 3 THE motivation to look into student engagement in higher educationwas triggered by RA 10931,now a law mandating free tuition and school fees in state and local universities and in technical vocational institutions with corresponding free access mechanisms in private HEIs.While there may be much fewer college dropouts due…

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Part 2 WITH President Duterte having signed into law RA10931, or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, providing for free tuition and other school fees in state and local universities as well as technical vocational institutions and corresponding scholarships in private HEIs, fellow educators would wish that there…

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SEARCHING information on the latest Commission on Higher Education (CHED) report on student dropouts in college, I found only two web sources. The first is from CHED (2004) Higher Education Statistical Bulletin AY 2003-04. The report says that “ less than half of those who enter college or university reach…

FLASHBACKS/INSIGHTS

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Part 2 LIKE academic libraries, special libraries have likewise changed in many ways to keep up with the digital world. Special libraries are more of “connection than collection” these days. The fact that people are “acknowledging the importance of knowledge sharing and knowledge exploitation,” “many organizations (are) revisiting their library…

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Part 1 THERE are three types of libraries—public libraries, special libraries and academic libraries. Some academic libraries do have special libraries. A simple special library would start with a “corner” in an academic library, such as a corner on American Studies, or of Japanese Literature in English, or of the…

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