By BSU UPAO - Posted on 19 September 2017

State Universities and Colleges Teacher Educators Association (SUCTEA) in partnership with Benguet State University (BSU) conducted the 2017 SUCTEA International Seminar and Research Conference on September 14 – 16, 2017.

The event was in line with the theme, ‘Glocalization of Teacher Education: Looking Back and Moving Forward’. The event was attended by 253 participants from countries from the Philippines, China, Thailand, and Malaysia.

After the welcoming remarks from BSU President Feliciano G. Calora,Jr. Hon. Evelyn C. Cruzada, Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Philippine Cabinet Secretary gave the keynote address to the participants.

Cruzada spoke about Glocalization and its benefits for the Philippine market especially in terms of the academe. Glocalization refers to the political impacts affecting local and global communities. It is the respectful exchange of cultural wealth among learners and teachers to inform and enhance especially in the education sector.

Cruzada added that to achieve higher education, accreditation, and recognition, glocalization steps in the education sector wherein institutions from other countries ties up with the local institutions to provide quality education in different areas of knowledge.

This means that the migrants or locals need not to travel abroad to gain a quality education.

“We can use the media and other forms of communication to share ideas, teaching methods, or bring our classrooms to each other,” expressed Cruzada adding that glocalization can help achieve the higher vision which is a unified global academic community.

Dr. Russell B. Dolendo, faculty of BSU College of Teacher Education said that BSU is exerting its efforts for globalization, adding that partnership and linkages such as these events is one way of initiating its efforts to practice glocalization.

“We have to make sure that what is good in other countries is also incorporated in BSU, and at the same time we offer what we have to them,” Dolendo said. “[We engage] partnership in the hopes of being a part of something greater especially in the field of teacher education,” she concluded.

The plenary sessions ensued with presenters from different line agencies such as CHED, DepEd, LEAD Asia, SEAMEO, and UNESCO.//MDPenchog