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Br. Andrew B. Gonzalez, FSC

Scope Note

This webliography consists of articles, publications, researches and writings done by Br. Andrew Gonzalez, FSC which are accessible on the net.

About the Faculty Member

     Accelerated in the early grades and graduated ahead of his contemporaries in De La Salle Manila, Bro. Andrew upon graduation from high school took his religious vow as a Christian Brother. After his vows, he proceeded to take his baccalaureate degree at St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota, USA, and graduated summa cum laude.

     He came back to teach religion and language courses in La Salle schools in the Philippines and, a few years later, proceeded back to the United States to obtain his master's and doctor's degrees at the University of California-Berkeley. He was installed as President of De La Salle University, a position he held for 18 years, first from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1994 to 1998. Before his election to NAST, Bro. Andrew had been conferred a number of honorary degrees by local and foreign universities and awarded several medals of merit by foreign countries and local organizations. He had served in many boards of educational and socio civic institutions as well as corporations. He was also elected President of several international associations of educational institutions, including the International Federation of Catholic Universities.

     Bro. Andrew served as secretary of the then Department of Education, Culture, and Sports (DECS) where he instituted reforms in the procurement processes in DECS, started the review of the basic education curriculum, deployed the resources necessary to jump start an honest to goodness development program for public school teachers, and pushed for the mobilization of private sector support in augmenting the meager resources provided to improve the quality of public education through the construction of new facilities and the acquisition of learning resources under the Adopt a School Program. He served as Manila Bulletin President from 1991 to 1998 and again from 2001 to the time of his death on January 29, 2006. He was elevated to the position of President Emeritus for his dedicated services to the corporation by a unanimous decision of the Board of Directors during their regular monthly board meeting held on January 26, 2006.


Internet Sources

Language planning in multilingual countries: the case of the Philippines
Language planning in multilingual countries: the case of the Philippines'andrew%20gonzalez%20fsc'
[Retrieved July 10, 2007:]

A plenary paper about the Philippines as a case study of a multilingual country and the author's familiarity with the South East Asian situation such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. It includes the following 1) the use of the language of the community as the initial language of literacy with transition to mainstream education; 2) parameters on when and how to introduce the national language or the official language in the schooling system; 3) parameters on the choice of and time for introducing the language of wider communication for the educated sector of society.

Student Magna Carta Results in Philippine Private Higher Education Protest
[Retrieved July 10, 2007]

Appeared in the International Higher Education in Winter 1998, this article talks about the Philippines´┐Ż "Magna Carta" for students (House Bill Number 9935). The bill's provisions found to be especially objectionable to the administrators included the ex officio membership on Boards of Regents/Trustees for student government heads; student membership on the School Fee Board--a committee able to overrule an institution's Board of Trustees; the right of students to overturn unpopular administrative policies by referendum; and, most objectionable of all, student participation on faculty hiring and promotions boards.