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Republic of the Philippines
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
Graduate School
Sta. Mesa, Manila



Special Topics in Education
Volume 4


A
Book Review
Presented to Beatriz G. Torno, Ph.D.
In Partial fulfilment of the Requirements of the Course:
MEM 645: Educational Laws
Summer AY 2013-2014



by:



EVELYN P. BALANDRA-SAN JUAN
MEM Student





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Title: SPECIAL TOPICS in Education (Volume 4)

Publisher: Lorimar Publishing Inc. Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
Adriana Printing Co., Inc. Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines
ISBN 971-685-71, copyright 2013

Authors
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BRENDA B. CORPUZ, Ph. D, is Technical Adviser to the Department of Education
Undersecretary for Programs and Projects, particularly K to 12 Curriculum. She
has served as consultant to other foreign-funded DepEd projects such as
BESRA-School-Based Management and Third Elementary Education Project.
She is the Zonal representative for Luzon in the Teacher Education Council and
member of the Technical Panel for Teacher Education (CHED). She was past
member and later Officer-In-Charge of the Board for Professional Teachers,
Professional Regulation Commission.
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PARALUMAN R. GIRON, Ed. D., is the former Regional Director of the Department of
Education of MIMAROPA, then of CALABARZON. She is the Chairperson of the
sub-TWG on Grades 1-10 and consultant to the K to 12 Basic Education
Curriculum, DepEd. She participated in a number of international conferences
the latest of which are “Materials Development in MTB-MLE”, Bangkok, 2008;
“Multiliteracies”, Singapore, 2012; and Bridiging Between the Languages,

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Mahidol, Bangkok”. She obtained a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics from
SEAMEO Regional English Language Center (RELC), Singapore.
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ROSITA L. NAVARRO, Ph. D., is the Sixth President of Centro Escolar University, the
first to rise from the ranks (2001-2007). She received two (2) prestigious awards
“Outstanding Professional Teacher”, awarded in 2000 by the Professional
Regulations Commission (PRC), and “Outstanding Professional in the Field of
Teaching”, awarded in 1997 by the Philippine Federation of Professional
Associations (PFPA). At present, she is Consultant of Quality Assurance and
TQM of St. Jude College of Manila and Cavite, and Chairman of the Philippine
Associations of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation
(PACUCOA).
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LOLITA M. ANDRADA, Ph. D., is the Director IV of the Bureau of Secondary
Education, Department of Education. She served as Project Director of the
foreign-funded Secondary Education Improvement Project. She introduced a
number of innovations in the Bureau of Secondary Education such as Dropout
Reduction Program (DORP), School-Initiated Intervention (SII), Effective and
Affordable Secondary Education (EASE), Internet-Based Distant Education
Program (IDEP), Open High School Program (OPHP) and the 2010 Secondary
Education Curriculum.
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PURITA P. BILBAO, Ed. D., rose from the ranks from being a classroom teacher, to
Deaprtment Chair, Associate Dean, Dean of the College of Education and Vice-
President for Research, Extension and Training. She holds Bachelor’s Degree in
Education and Doctor of Education in Curriculum Instruction and Evaluation from
West Visayas State University and a Doctoral Enrichment in Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University, USA as a US-RP Faculty Scholar. She was
awarded as the Outstanding Teacher Educator of Region 6 and was a Metrobank
national finalist. She is the Zonal representative for the Visayas in the Teacher
Education Council Department of Education and a member of the Technical
Panel for Teacher Education, CHED.
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AVELINA T. LLAGAS, Ed. D., is the former Director, Bureau of Secondary Education,
DepEd; Chair, Board for Professional Teachers, PRC, 1999-2002; Chair,
Technical Panel for Teacher Education in 2001. After 50 years in the education
sector – basic education, tech-voc, higher education and later college
superintendent, she is still a consultant of the TIP – Teacher Education Council,
DepEd; TWG Member in K to 12 Curriculum and Teacher Development. She is
the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Professional of the Year Award in the field
of Teaching awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission and a 2012
Silver Pillar Awardee of SEI-DOST.
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GLORIA G. SALANDANAN, Ph. D., she was President of the Philippine Normal
University from 1991-1997; Member of the Board for Professional Teachers,

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PRC (1997- August 2002); Chairman (2002-2008). She has been a member of
the Technical Panel for Teacher Education, CHED, 2000-2005. Among her
awards were: Achievement Award, National Research Council, DOST and
Outstanding Professional in Education, U.P. Golden Jubiliee in 2002. She was
once president of the Phi-Lambda Theta – Philippine Chapter, an international
honor society for women educators.
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MARIA RITA D. LUCAS, Ph. D., is owner-directress of Mary’s Road Center for
Development and Learning, Harrison Plaza, Manila. She is a professor of
psychology and education in the undergraduate and graduate levels at Centro
Escolar University. She is the President of the Association for Childhood
Education International-Philipines (ACEI-Phils.), and also a member of the ACEI-
USA and the British Association for Early Childhood Education. She is author of
Education textbooks: Facilitating Learning, Child and Adolescent Development
and Field Study Manual. She is a former member of the Technical Panel for Early
Childhood and Special Education of CHED.
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PAZ I. LUCIDO, Ph. D., is the President Emeritus of PAFTE. Past Zonal representative
for Luzon, Teacher Education Council. She served as a member of the Technical
Panel for Teacher Education and Chairman of the Committee on Graduate
Teacher Education, She was once the chairperson of NCR Council of Deans of
Colleges of Education and the first representative from the academe in the
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Council of the Professional Regulation

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Commission. She was the former Dean of the College of Education which was
expanded into a school of Education, Liberal Arts, Music and Social Work of
Centro Escolar University.
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MILAGROS L. BORABO, Ph. D., is currently the Program Director of the Professional
Continuing Education (PACE) of Centro Escolar University. She also served as
Head of Human Resource Department and Head of Multimedia Instructional
Assistance Department in the same university. She was the former Principal of
San Beda College Grade School. She is currently the Executive Secretary of
National PAFTE. She is a faculty member of the School of Education and
Graduate School of Centro Escolar University.
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HEIDI GRACE L. BORABO, MA. Ed., is presently a faculty member of the School of
Education – Liberal Arts – Music – Social Work at Centro Escolar University.
Prior to this, she was a Grade 1 teacher, handling Language and Science at
Saint James Academy of Malabon City. She graduated with a Bachelor of
Science in Elementary Education major in Childhood Education in Centro Escolar
University. In 2008, she earned her Master of Arts Degree major in Educational
Management. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy major in
Curriculum and Supervision in the same university.
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AMOR Q. DE TORRES, Ph. D., is the Director of the Office for Education Development
and Linkages at Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City. She was the former

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Dean of the College of Education and the Graduate School of Xavier University,
Ateneo de Cagayan. The University of Sto. Tomas awarded her as The
Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (TOTAL) award for Peace Education in 2007.
She is the Zonal Representative for Mindanao in Technical Education Council.
She attended training in the US as a Fulbright Scholar for Peace, whe she
studied with the peace advisers and mentors of the Institute for Conflict
Resolution (ICAR) at the George Mason University in Fairtax, Virginia, the Albert
Einstein Institute in Massachusetts, the US Peace Institute in Washington DC
and the Creative Conflict Resolution in New York City.
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The book was the fourth modules of the Project WRITE (Writing Resources for
Innovative Teacher Education) that was initiated by the authors on August 4, 2006 that
culminates in the production and production of workbooks and textbooks, that may help
bring teacher education to new heights.
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The Special Topics in Education aim to align
teacher education with the National Competency-Based Teacher Standards
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with
the end in view of contributing to the formation of the ideal professional teachers as
concretely described in the seven integrated domains of teaching and learning
process
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. The book is the compilation of the eleven (11) modules written by the
members of PAFTE all over the country for PAFTE members most especially and also

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Foreword page, paragraph 1 and 2, Special Topics in Education Volume 4, Lorimar Publishing Inc, Quezon City,
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http://www.studymode.com/essays/National-Competency-Based-Teacher-Standards-Ncbts-835670.html
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http://prime.deped.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/09/22June_POPULAR-VERSION-FINAL.pdf
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http://www.docstoc.com/docs/21585447/Students-learning-outcomes-for-seven-domains-of-Principle-1_
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for non-PAFTE members.
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The course on Special Topics likewise gives the teacher
education student an opportunity to explore topics and issues related to their field of
study.
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Each module is developed with the following parts: things to learn; things to
know; things to remember; research taught of the topic; insights gained in the topics;
things to do about the topics; and where to get additional information.
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Every module of
the book facilitates student learning by “beginning with the end in mind”, providing a full
discussion of important concepts, drawing out the most essential concepts, expanding
and enriching concepts learned by referring to research findings, and the students
insights gained and giving the student a list of references for further research and
reading.
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No. of Pages: 129 pages including the cover and back page



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