Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC welcomes the erstwhile Dean of the UP College of Education as the new Undersecretary for Programs and Projects, ensuring an education thrust that puts premium on literacy learning strategies that are culturally-appropriate.
Undersecretary Dina Joana Ocampo Cristobal has a Doctorate Degree in Psychology which she earned from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. She majored in Special Education for her undergraduate degree, cum laude, and has a Master’s Degree in Reading Education both from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
Her professional trainings include studies in Reading and Dyslexia, Psychometric Theory, Psychological Assessment and Quantitative Research Methods, all from the University of Surrey, UK. She has attended workshops on the improvement of English language teaching, multi-sensory approach to teaching children with specific language difficulties as well as non formal education: theory and good practices for South and South East Asian countries.
Her fields of research include modelling the establishment of a culturally-appropriate education system for Filipino indigenous peoples and the formulation of the national language and learning strategies for the Filipino, among others.
She took over the post of Undersecretary Yolanda Quijano who has retired after long years of fruitful service to the Education Department.
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