Philippine higher education to include Peace Studies, Indigenous Peoples in curriculum

Dr. Prospero De Vera issues CHED memoranda directing universities and colleges to include peace and indigenous peoples studies in curricula. Credits to CHED Facebook Page.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has ordered the integration of Peace Studies and Indigenous Peoples’ (IP) Studies in higher education institutions starting this academic school year of 2019-2020.

CHED Chairman Dr. Prospero De Vera III issued CHED MEMORANDUM ORDER (CMO) No.1 Series of 2019 or the Integration of Peace Studies/Education into the relevant higher education curricula.

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CMO No.1 aims to broaden the reach of the the integration of peace studies/education with its nationwide implementation. The curricula integration will enable students and teachers to advocate peace with training as peace educators and students.

CMO No. 2 or the Integration of Indigenous Peoples (IP) Studies/Education into the relevant higher education curricula provides for education regarding indigenous people’s culture. With this curriculum the students and educators will be made aware of IP culture and their rights and will be able to understand cultural diversity.

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