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Control NumberUPD-00000485147
Date and Time of Latest Transaction20090717032440.0
Title StatementProviding transitory habitation for foreign students in Metro Manila / Pius O. Okoli
Cataloging SourceDML
Language Codeeng
Local Call NumberLG 995 1987 A7 O46
Main Entry - Personal NameOkoli, Pius Ochi, 1960-
Physical Descriptionxv, 148 leaves : ill., col. photos
General NoteVita
Summary, Etc.Over three hundred years ago, the first institution of higher learning was established in Manila. Ironically, it was intended more for the use of the Spanish elements rather than as an answer for or to the local need for education. This obvious bias by the founding fathers of the early universities of today. By structural situation, I am referring precisely to the lack of provisions for foreign student facilities in nearly all the universities and colleges. The last two decades has witnessed asystematic growth in the number of foreign students in the Philippines especially in Metropolitan Manila. This growing foreign student population in Metro Manila is yet to be matched by a corresponding growth in structural adjustments especially in the area of foreign students' housing. It is for this reason that I have resolved to undertake this thesis. My vision is that of a complex that will provide affordable, livable environment in an atmosphere of learning and cukture. Such a habitation should provide for intensive language center in addition to other facilities required in students dormitory. It will be such where an Arab student for example can learn English language while at the same time willing to teach Arabic to Filipinos and others who may be interested, It will be a center for community life and cultural learning. It is hoped that this habitation will not only benefit the foreign students but also the immediate local communities. In fact this will be in line with the activities of UNESCO regarding educational development. The International Commission on the development of Education reported in 1972, "that the need to harmonize school and out-of-school aims and methods in their broadest sense is felt more and more keenly. It is for this reason that UNESCO is leading the way in trying to bring educational programmes into harmony with community life. Curriculars are being made relevant to students' living patterns, adults and drop-outs are being induced to return to school to enable them acquire skills needed by their community. The aim of all this is to create a symbolic system whereby the school and the community benefit from one another. this has led to some kind of structural reform to replace the strictly academic-oriented structure of the past. Innovative ideas regarding education often comes with innovative ideas regarding structure. These new ideas often lead to changes in physical structure. This community education approach implies that actual planning of facility becomes a community activity. Buildings are no longer merely containers of activity but rather the medium through which individuals and groups working at the local level can begin to participate in the planning process. this cooperation will be needed here in the Philippines not only to organize the disoriented structure of most of the schools but also to integrate the foreign students in the system. Since education does not end merely in the classroom, the present system leaves the foreign students "half educated" because, the system without knowing it is encouraging disoriented lifetsyle rather than exposing students as well. While many countries are giving thought to the possibility of endogenous educational patterns, such as community-centered schoold, few had a chnace to put such programmes into operation and to evaluate them. Currently the UNESCO has completed a study on five member states based on the ideas presented by the International Commission on Education. There can't be a better indications as for the need to evaluate the structural system existing in various schools as to the imporatnce with which UNESCO is treating this matter. If something is not done now, the Philippine Educational system which had always been structurally deficient will fall even futher behind. It is for this reason that I have decided to undertake this study entitled - "Providing Transitory Habitation for Foreign Students in Metro Manila." The word "transitory" is very much appropriate wheter a student is staying here for two years until he gets "acclimatized" to the system or is living here for the length of his studies, the fact remains that the student will have to make a series of transitory beginning with him leaving his home or country, his stay in another country to acquire further knowledge and finally his departure back to his country. During th epreliminary research for this work, I interviewed several foreign students and the data of building a habitation for foreign students received an overwhelming approval from the foreign students concerned. While most students have good impression of their host, almost all the foreign students inteviewed felt that the cost of rentals in the present system is prohibitive if not exploitative. It is hoped that this work will be beneficial not only to the foreign students but also to the immediate community and locality of the habitation. Such benefits in economic, cultural, social and political dimensions will have far reaching e3ffects in fostering international friendship and mutual understanding not only among the Filipinos and the other nationals but also greater undrestanding among the other nations involved. As a case study, this work aims to bring to the surface all the physical forces mitigating against the smooth sailing of foreign students in their academic pursuits. It goes beyond the mere indentification of the problems as it seeks the corresponding solutions
Subject Added Entry - Topical TermStudent housing -- Philippines -- Manila Metropolitan Area
 Housing rehabilitation -- Philippines -- Manila Metropolitan Area
Collection CategoryFI
LocationUP DARCHIVES LG 995 1987 A7 O46 Regular Circulation UARD-9926T
 UP DARC LG 995 1987 A7 O46 Room-Use Only 1987 ARTM-42
 UP DARCHIVES LG 995 1987 A7 O46 Regular Circulation UARD-9926T
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Diliman: College of ArchitectureLG 995 1987 A7 / O46
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