Iloilo Normal School Case Study

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Education in school is a formal process of learning by which teachers consciously and unconsciously teach manifested and latent curriculums. Manifested curriculums are the intended purpose function that transmits skills as well as values of the educational institutions. It includes teaching how to read, write, etc. The latent function of the educational institutions are those unintended purpose where in a person learn to be part of a large group. In such sense, universality is learned that is the same rules apply to everyone else. In political behavior perspective, schools and education are secondary socializing agents that contribute to how the person behaves and respond to the society. This case study looks into the establishment of the…show more content…
Iloilo Normal School and the Philippine Normal School Systems The materialization of the Normal Schools marked the entry of the government in the educational sphere in the country. The creation of Normal schools came in the country in the first decade of American colonial rule. For instance, the Philippine Normal School in Manila was established by the American colonial government in 1901 to serve as a training institution for the country’s first Filipino public school teachers (David, 2014). Furthermore, the creation of branches of Normal Schools in different provinces subsequently followed. In Western Visayas, specifically in the island of Panay, a request was made to establish a normal, secondary and preparatory school. The Iloilo Normal School, which was one of the five tributary schools, was founded to cater and provide the needs of training Filipino teachers under the guidance of the Thomasites in the province . The Iloilo Normal School like its counterpart in Manila, the Philippine Normal School to which it was patterned; the “Thomasites” or the American teachers serve as the single most important instruments in laying down the curriculum and instructions in the early years of…show more content…
He would often stress that the early education was a preparation and a way in itself for the creation of what will the Americans call their “Little Brown Brothers”. The Americanization of the Filipinos proved to be effective and useful in the later years of the American occupation especially during the outbreak of the Second World War and the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. The loyalty of the Filipinos reached to the point of competing with each other to make his way to be noticed by the American generals, specifically
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