The Philippine Normal University (PNU) was established on Sept. 1, 1901. Founded as Philippine Normal School, it was said to be the first higher institute of learning organized during the American occupation. Renamed Philippine Normal College in 1949, it became a university in 1991. In 2009, PNU was designated as the National Center for Teacher Education under Republic Act No. 9647.—Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
By Stephen Norries A. Padilla
Teachers in training can now keep abreast of the latest in digital technology and educate themselves in effectively integrating the use of high-technology gadgets in their teaching.
By Tarra Quismundo
The government of Australia marked World Teachers’ Day by extending support to a research center that would help develop strategies to improve the quality of Filipino teachers.
Dr. Maria Victoria Carpio-Bernido, who shared half the honor with her husband as the recipient of the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award, led this year’s guests at the Philippine Normal University graduation ceremonies.