In April 19-21, 2017, Dr. Allan O. de la Cruz, a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences together with Mr. Louie Villanueva, an instructor in the College of Teacher Education presented research papers in the 2017 National Research Conference of Educators and Graduate Students conducted by the Research and Educational Development Training Institute (REDTI) in cooperation with the Lyceum Northwestern University at Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
Dr. de la Cruz presented a paper titled “Kankanta: Ilocano Folksongs’ Content and Structural Analyses and Translations”. This study collected and translated to English language the available Ilocano folksongs in the Northwestern part of Cagayan province. Analysis of each folksong was made in terms of structure, content and theme. The desirable virtues found in these folksongs were also determined. The collection of such is necessary for individuals particularly the millennials to have an access to the lore preserved in this land.
“Needs of the Thai Teachers in the English Language” was the study presented by Mr. Villanueva. The researcher, who taught in Thailand for four years, conducted this study to look into the English language needs of these Thai teachers. His study also correlated the teachers’ language needs to their profile variables.
The REDTI, a research organization that annually conducts multidisciplinary research presentation, had the main objective of gathering educators and academic researchers throughout the country (both from tertiary, basic, junior and senior levels) to exchange and share research results and best practices on various disciplines.
This year’s research conference had its theme: “Partnering and Engaging Filipino Educators in Research Capability Building and Knowledge Dissemination.”