It must be based on the needs and goals of the nation. Its primary objective is to produce a citizenry that appreciates and is conscious of its nationhood and has national goals for the betterment of the community and not just people who know how to take care of themselves only. It should also produce Filipinos who care enough and have courage to work and sacrifice for the country.
There is an unending problem that had strike the foundation of our education curriculum and the worse thing is that it had affected Filipinos massively and extensively.
No wonder why students these days no longer want to work in the country which causes brain drain everywhere in the archipelago.
Many Filipinos prefer foreign songs than OPM songs. Worst of all, many of our leaders think that we cannot progress without the help of other foreign countries, a concrete example is letting the United States of America to intervene with the way our government leaders run our country. The educational system introduced by the Americans had to correspond and was designed to correspond to the economic and political reality of American conquest.
Capturing Minds The most effective means of subjugating a people is to capture their minds. Military victory does not necessarily signify conquest. As long as feelings of resistance remain iin the hearts of the vanquished, no conqueror is secure. This is best illustrated by the occupation of the Philippines by the Japanese militarists during the Second World War. Despite the terroristic regime imposed by the Japanese warlords, the Filipinos were never conquered. Hatred for the Japanese was engendered by their oppressive techniques which in turn were intensified by the stubborn resistance of the Filipino people.
With the Spaniards exerting control over the Philippines, their religious customs, clothing, and food were influenced by Spanish customs. Furthermore, the U.
Overtime, my culture has now become a combination of Spanish, Filipino, and American Cultures. Forces that Shape Filipino Contemporary Values Filipino values have been derived from racial strains and cultural elements. These formed the core of our moral conscience, cultural identify coupled with the cultural elements derived from Spain, the United States and from the modern global community, Panopio and Rolda, Classical Philippine sculpture reached its peak in the works of Guillermo Tolentino The use of English as medium of instruction caused division among the Filipinos; educated were separated from the masses.
They live their life the American way. Economically, politically, culturally, the US is the master of our own house.
But in the end, after we gain our own independence, the context of the educational system no longer worked because it is good only for American framework.
And the only way to cure this? It is quite intriguing what the main reasons really were the Americans in taking power over the Philippines. Had the Japanese stayed longer, Filipino children who were being schooled under the auspices of the new dispensation would have grown into strong pillars of the Greater East Asia CoProsperity Sphere. Filipinos were disoriented to their nationalist goals because they had to become good colonials. Whatever it was, they succeeded in almost every aspect of conquering the land because they knew the most effective way to subjugate Filipinos minds: by controlling our education. American education stresses the importance of internationalism and we simply follow the lead without knowing that our very own foundation of nationalism is weak, making this move disadvantageous.
The indigenous ways of life of Filipinos had been changed to the American way of life.
In the long run, I think this resulted in both positive and negative ways — positively, because I was uprooted to the U. It is quite intriguing what the main reasons really were the Americans in taking power over the Philippines. Worst of all, many of our leaders think that we cannot progress without the help of other foreign countries, a concrete example is letting the United States of America to intervene with the way our government leaders run our country. Quijano IV-Pula I.
Because we are still an indirect colony of other countries, many Filipinos fought for complete or total independence and freedom, getting nothing in return but negative thoughts and opposition. Mga akdang pampanitikang lumabas sa bawat panahon A. The educational system introduced by the Americans had to correspond and was designed to correspond to the economic and political reality of American conquest. The principal figure is Andres Bonifacio, leader of the revolution against Spain in Philippine Education.
How to cite this page Choose cite format:. It is evident that no educator has come up with an educational system that is nationalist. Philippine education therefore must produce Filipinos who are aware of their country's problems, who understand the basic solution to these problems, and who care enough to have courage to work and sacrifice for their country's salvation. It is quite intriguing what the main reasons really were the Americans in taking power over the Philippines. We even praise them for their success, not knowing that some of it is mainly caused by us. I did not know too much of the Philippines, only the stuff my mother has been telling me about.
There were appeals for the correction of the iniquitous economic relations between the Philippines and the United States. Filipinos are used to be stereotyped as the bamboo grass for it always sway with the wind.
Philippine education should not only teach the students the basic knowledge and skill but also inculcate within their hearts and minds the values and teachings of our fellow noble countrymen such as Bonifacio and Rizal. This was the first time I would be traveling to the place of my heritage.
American education stresses the importance of internationalism and we simply follow the lead without knowing that our very own foundation of nationalism is weak, making this move disadvantageous. Pakikisama — Is yielding to the will of the majority just so to get along with everybody and avoid signs of conflict. The indigenous ways of life of Filipinos had been changed to the American way of life.