HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 2 no. 1 (2011)

The Extent of Academic Freedom in Philippine Education

Ricmar P. Aquino

Discipline: Education

 

Abstract:

This qualitative research was an attempt to study the extent of applicability of academic freedom in Philippine education in terms of its concept and development. The term has been defined as the freedom of the teacher or research worker in higher institutions of learning to investigate and discuss the problems of his science and to express his conclusions through publication or in the instructions of the students. Political or ecclesiastical authorities or administrative officials of the institution are barred from interfering with this right of the teacher unless the same is contrary to professional ethics. Academic freedom is exclusively the domain of academic community. Academic freedom may be viewed from two standpoints such as the point of view of the educational institution and the point of view of the members of the academe. The first point of view speaks of the freedom of the institution to determine the qualification of its teachers, the course of study and admission policies. From the standpoint of the members of the academe, academic freedom is the freedom of the teacher or research workers in institutions of higher learning to investigate and discuss the problems of his science and to express his conclusions either through publications or in instructions of the students, without interference from political or ecclesiastical authority, or from administrative officials of the institution. clude or integrate fruit trees, vegetable trees (like bago or Gnetum gnemon) and other economic plants. Domestication trials of barit, anislag, sudiang, other dipterocarps, bago, nito, sig-id, rattan and other sources of raw materials for handicrafts should also be tried. 

 


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