UST Department of History Chair Assoc. Prof. Augusto V. de Viana, Ph.D., presented his paper titled “The Economics and Politics of the Shift from K to 10 to K to 12: The Philippine Experience” at the Asian Conference on Education held at the Toshi Center Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on October 14, 2018. The conference was sponsored by the International Academic Forum which was attended by academics from all over the world.
De Viana discussed the factors why the adoption of K to 12 was important for the Philippines and why it had to be adopted. He discussed the measures taken by the Philippine government, the opposition and reservations of several sectors of Philippine society against its implementation and the problems that were encountered.
The Asian Conference on Education 2018 or ACE 2018 was attended by more than 600 participants from all over the world. The opening announcement was given by International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in Japan Director of Events and Vice President for Global Partnerships and Affiliations Dr. Kiyoshi Mana, while the welcome addresses were delivered by Dr. Steve Cornwell of the Osaka Jogakuin University and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAFOR Dr. Joseph Haldane. It was followed by recognition of awardees of IAFOR scholarships.
Keynote presentations were given by Dr. Zachary Walker of the Institute of Education of the University College London, Dr. Liying Cheng of the Queen’s University of Canada, Dr. Andy Curtis of Anaheim University and Dr. Keith Miller of the University of Missouri.