Filipino Education In The Philippines

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Findings and Analysis
Agoncillo & Guerrero (1986) reported that the greatest contribution of the United States to Philippine civilization is the system of public education, enrollment of children in the public schools was compulsory, and to encourage parents to send their children to schools the American authorities gave the students free books, pencils and other school supplies. The first public school teachers were the American soldiers who were later on replaced by the Thomasites or the American teachers who came to the Philippines on board the S.S. Thomas. From 1903 to 1914, Filipino students who showed aptitudes in some branches of learning were sent to the United States as pensionados. Upon their return, they either taught schools or worked in government offices. Thus, the American system prepared the Filipinos not only for teaching, but also for administrative service, an asset in the Filipinization of the government.
Philippine education today is patterned after the American system, with English as the medium of instruction. From the onset of United States colonial rule, with its heavy emphasis on mass public education, Filipinos internalized the American ideal of a democratic society in which individuals could get ahead through attainment of a good education.
Cleanliness/Observation and Implementation of Rules
Cleanliness is the freedom from dirt or impurities. Cleanliness is associated with moral quality, as indicated by the aphorism, “Cleanliness is next to

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