HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 21 no. 1-2 (1976)

Education in the Ilocos during the Spanish Colonial Period, 1574-1898

Marcelino A. Foronda Jr.

Discipline: Education, History, Philippine History



General aspects of education in the Philippines from the precolonial era to contemporary times have been surveyed and its more specialized aspects studied.


To be sure, Philippine education during the Spanish colonial era has also been surveyed. More specialized studies like those on Jesuit education in the country, and others on the University of Santo Tomas (founded in 1611) have been published.


This paper, therefore, inquires into education in the Ilocos region during the Spanish regime, and it is hoped that it might be of some help to regional educational planners in charting out policies by relating past efforts to present undertakings.