Education and developmental leadership in the Philippines
What kinds of education have leaders from lower-income countries experienced, and how have these shaped the individuals and coalitions who have the power to facilitate development?
This question is at the heart of a case study examining educational experiences, institutions and networks in the Philippines, funded through DLP. It explores the roles of a range of educational factors, such as: pedagogy; the curriculum; institutional selection processes; school ethos; values and the hidden curriculum; international mobility for study; extracurricular activities; and student (dis)empowerment. It builds on findings from related research in Ghana.
The project uses historical analysis, interviews with leaders of key social and political movements, and network analysis to focus on the importance of particular institutions, coalitions and educational experiences to individuals.
The study's findings nuance the perennial emphasis on human capital as an outcome of higher education, highlighting the importance of social capital - particularly of networks with people from diverse backgrounds.
Listen to Prof Schweisfurth discussing the findings in a FreshEd podcast.
Professor Michele Schweisfurth (Team leader)
michele.schweisfurth [at] glasgow.ac.uk
Professor Lynn Davies, University of Birmingham;
Dr Lorraine Pe Symaco, CRICE, University of Malaya;
Dr Chelsea Robles, Nagoya University;
Dr Oscar Valiente, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, University of Glasgow