By: Vita P. Sinconiegue

Dr. Josefina M. Tabudlong of the College of Education’s Department of Professional Education (DPRE) presented to the 3rd National Tri-Level Conference of Teachers and Educators her paper entitled “Curriculum Framework and Practices in Multicultural Education.” Her paper offers a framework to develop a curriculum that would meet the needs of students in a multicultural setting such as that of the CED.

Ten faculty members of the DPRE with CED Dean Prof. Esmar N. Sedurifa and Asst. Dean Dr. Corazon T. Biong participated in this conference held last September 30 until October 2, 2010 at the University of Asia and the Pacific, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Tabudlong joined other notable speakers that included DepEd Sec. Bro. Armin A. Luistro, CHED Chair Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan, Dr. Randolf S. David, Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo, Dr. Manuel B. Dy, Prof. Juan Miguel M. Luz, Dr. Graciano P. Yumul, Prof. Antonio G. M. La Viña, Dr. Dina S. Ocampo, and Dr. Milagros D. Ibe.

This year’s conference theme was “Responding to the Current Challenges of Education.”

Sponsoring the event was the Metrobank Foundation’s Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators (NOTED) Inc. which is composed of all the winners of the foundation’s Search for Outstanding Teachers. Founded October 26, 1997, NOTED nurtures a culture of excellence and service among educators through professional development, publications, research, and advocacy in active partnership with government and non-government organizations.

The invitation to this gathering of teachers was extended by Dr. Ruben L. Abucayon, a 2007 Metrobank Outstanding Teacher awardee and NOTED President for Northern Mindanao, who is also a member of the faculty of the DPRE.

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