English and Mind Development
Byline: Fr. Emeterio Barcelon, SJ
CONGRATULATIONS to our congressmen especially the authors of the bill to make English the language of instruction. Preferably, curriculum matters should not be legislated but since this is merely to correct legislation of a previous era, pushed by nationalism for a national language. Times change and people mature and can look calmly on learning a non-native language and not consider it as less patriotic. We have had English as a legal language and lingua franca for our islands for over a century now. That we need another language for us to develop as a nation and individually can now be accepted without negative emotions. No doubt we need a …
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Publication information: Article title: English and Mind Development. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: September 29, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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