University of Wisconsin–Madison

Felicitas Pado, Amelia C. Fajardo, and Leonor Diaz

January 20th, 2017
12:00pm -1:30pm
206 Ingraham Hall

“Muslim Education Initiative Review in the Philippine Public Schools”

Felicitas Pado, Ph.D. (retired)
Amelia C. Fajardo, Ph.D.
Leonor Diaz, Ph.D.
College of Education
University of the Philippines

This talk examines Muslim Education Initiatives (MEIs) in the Philippines that are being implemented by the Department of Education and external stakeholders.  It evaluates the relevance, appropriateness and responsiveness (RAR) of the Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE) in Basic Education, Teacher Education and Instructional materials based on Muslims’ perspectives and the effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation. The talk also presents findings on the effectiveness of other initiatives by the private sector in improving equitable access to quality education for Muslim Filipino learners. Finally, it discusses promising practices and offers recommendations to address the gaps in the framework, program design, and implementation mechanisms for these initiatives in the context of multicultural education, inclusive education, peace education, education for sustainable development, and lifelong learning.