Educational Foundations, College of Education
University of the Philippines, Diliman
Republic of the Philippines
The Best and the Worst
Encounters with mentors and classmates
Maricris B. Acido, Ph.D., Vanessa L. Oyzon, M.A.
& Michael Arthus G. Muega, Ph.D.
This project is a radical shift from the usual practice of systematic research in education. We will publish stories that happened in the classroom, faculty office, hallway, canteen, playing court, and other places where students had unforgettable encounters with their mentors or classmates. No abstruse philosophical language will be injected in our final output. We expect that in the course of writing a book for this topic, our respondents’ contributions will turn out to be a wide variety of report of significant events involving themselves (as students), school administrative personnel, parents, fellow students, and other unavoidable forces or entities inside or outside the school situation. To achieve our goals within a short period of time, we are doing away with the traditional research as it might necessitate the breaking down of this work into sub-research studies that will require, based on our estimate, more than half of our remaining time before we retire from teaching profession.
The working title of our planned book, “The Best and the Worst: Encounters with mentors and classmates”, is intentionally so because the students whose story will be published in this work may talk about the best or worst, or both, things about their mentors, teachers and classmates. Experience here includes perceptions and observations.
The respondents are advised to give an equally detailed narration of the way they handled or are handling a certain problematic situation or issue involving their mentors, teachers and classmates. Aside from including discussions on the good times and the best practices in education, we also aim to present some possible remedies to some inescapable problems that weigh down on students, parents, and schoolteachers. The problems may involve hard-to-please, boring, or annoying teachers and classmates, love letters from anonymous senders, “unreasonably” strict parents, feeling of being ostracized, and many other difficulties. Despite the broad scope of this work, we see no reason why we should hesitate to proceed as there is a great deal of reason to believe that our final output could spawn ideas that might enable the major stakeholders in education to diagnose their own situation independently and, if necessary, to find viable solutions to their everyday difficulties that are, in one way or another, related or connected to the nature of their respective places in the context of education.
Invitation to students and former students
If you wish to contribute to our planned book tentatively titled The Best and the Worst: Encounters with mentors and classmates please give a detailed account of your most memorable experience involving your home teacher/s (parent/s), classmates, or schoolteachers. If it is a report of a problem that has to do with your being a student, kindly include an equally detailed account of the way you addressed the issue or difficult situation. Include your age, grade level, and other information vital to understanding your context. Your identity, contact information, and the names of your school, friends, classmates, mentors and other entities involved in your story will be held with strict confidentiality. Email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to Dr. Maricris B. Acido or Dr. Michael Arthus Muega, Educational Foundations Area, Division of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1101. Click the links below to view sample contributions and our format for stating one's consent to publish his/her contribution.
PLEASE BE GUIDED BY OUR FORMAT FOR STATING AUTHOR'S CONSENT TO PUBLISH CONTRIBUTION AND FOR WRITING A STORY. CLICK SUBMISSIONFORMATCONSENTTOPUBLISH.doc
The Good and the Bad Times: Why teachers deserve a vacation?
We are also inviting schoolteachers to contribute to our planned book titled The Good and The Bad Times: Why teachers deserve a vacation? The contributor is advised to give a detailed account of his/her most memorable experience as a schoolteacher. If the contribution is a report of a problem, it should include an equally detailed account of the way the difficult situation was addressed. Include your age, experience in teaching, level of students you’re handling, and other information vital to understanding your context. Your identity, contact information, and the names of your colleagues, friends, students, workplace and other entities involved in your story will be held with strict confidentiality. For more information, go to http://goodandbadteachers.googlepages.com/home.
CALL FOR SEMINAR PARTICIPATION
First Annual Seminar
in Values and Moral Education
MORAL REASONING AS A TOOL FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS
Benitez Theater, College of Education
University of the Philippines, Diliman
November 17, 2007
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 n.n.
For inquiries, kindly send a text message to mobile phone number 09274187819. You may also call Karen Bautista on
telefax number (632) 929-9322.
Last modified on July 2008