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Action Research: A Requirement or for Sustained Development?

Philosophies in Education specifically the Pragmatist point of view highlights the importance of doing scientific and systematic ways of studying diversified phenomena in order to give answers to existing questions. It also brings innovative changes and improve further the status quo. This educative and methodical endeavor is commonly called research. The term brings a lot of virtual images in mind and even to the extent of considering it as a burden. Doing research is not only for intellectual individuals, who are sharp in numbers, statistics and in methods of researches. It is everybody’s business in a system nowadays. With these misconceptions in mind about research, everybody tends to be destitute and anxious. Continue reading Action Research: A Requirement or for Sustained Development?

The School Needs the Support of the Community

The parents who rear and nurture the children with outmost love and care dwell in the community. Parents are primarily responsible in providing their children with basic knowledge and teaching them right attitudes and values. While the school nourishes the child’s attitudes and values by enriching the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Continue reading The School Needs the Support of the Community

Using the Rights-Based Approach in Child-Friendly School

A rights-based child-friendly school is a child-seeking school. It identifies and seeks children to get them enrolled in school and be included in learning. The children or learners are the rights holder while the school faculty and staff are duty bearers.

Thus, it helps in demonstrating, promoting, and helping to monitor the rights and well-being of all children in the community. The school acts in the best interests of the child, leading to the realization of the child’s full potential, and concerned about the “whole” child and about what happens to children in their families and communities before they enter school and after they leave it, creating a life-long learning. Continue reading Using the Rights-Based Approach in Child-Friendly School

Maximizing anti-bullying mechanism in schools through the school heads and teachers

cyberbullyingRecently the issues on bullying are rising in the midst of institutionalized anti bullying and child protection campaign in schools.

In reality, bullying may start from simple teasing which is often part of growing up. Every child experiences being teased whether at home or in school. Adults need to be cautious in every word uttered for it may inflect negative results to the person spoken. We have to realize that words could cause pain that would become baggage as the grow old. Continue reading Maximizing anti-bullying mechanism in schools through the school heads and teachers