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The Division of Governmental, Educational and International Policies is composed of about 200 members whose educational attainment range from Baccalaureate to Doctoral degree. They are competent researchers and scientists who are currently connected and/or distinguished members of the academe, government and private sectors. Their research expertise helps the Council in the providing professional advice and assistance to policy and law makers concerning national and international interests, issues and concerns.

VISION

This Division aims to promote research and development to a higher level of professionalism in order to be an efficient and effective partner of the government in finding solutions to current issues on the quality of life, literacy, politics, economy and crime. Thus, this Division has committed to:

  1. identify issues and concerns regarding government policies and international relations and make considerable and significant recommendations in finding solution(s);
  2. involve all the members of the Division in the conduct of research that may contribute to the revision and/or formulation of relevant policies on government, education and international relations;
  3. participate actively in the dissemination of relevant research findings to attain its maximum utilization.

Moreover, in consideration of the country’s vision of Philippines 2000, i.e., to be globally competitive before the turn of the next millennium, this Division has formulated new guidelines for the evaluation and approval of project proposals. On the other hand, to focus all researches particularly to the immediate needs and interests of government, education and international policies, it has formulated the RESEARCH AGENDA.

RESEARCH GUIDELINES

  1. The research may be multidisciplinary in scope and should have significant contribution to knowledge.
  2. The research should contribute to the promotion and development of the research methodology being used by policy and law makers.
  3. The research should address national matters and problems.
  4. The research on international policies should contribute to the development and promotion of foreign policies. Research should also enhance the leadership role of the country both in the regional and international level.
  5. The research should relate the impact of the national issues both to the regional and international level.
  6. The researcher upon completion of the projects should write a popular article on the findings for the public dissemination.

RESEARCH AGENDA
Government

  1.     Crime Rates Before and After Legalizing Capital Punishment
  2.     Performance of Male and Female Supervisors in Government Offices
  3.     Political Culture of Filipinos: Its Implications to Philippine Bureaucracy
  4.     Identification of Practices that Hinder Effective Performance of Government Offices
  5.     Configuration of the Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives: A Correlational Study of Their Performance
  6.     Level(s) of Political Maturity Among Politicians
  7.     Assessment of the 1991 Local Government Code
  8.     Expanding the Tax Base

Education

EQUITY AND ACCESS

  1.     Equivalence of Basic Education and Degree Programs in the Philippines and Other Countries
  2.     Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs
  3.     Gender Sensitivity of Curriculum and Instructions
  4.     Comparative Effectiveness of Distance and Residential Education Modes

QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE

  1.     Articulation Between Basic and Tertiary General Education Programs
  2.     Computers, CD-ROMS and Internet Education
  3.     Misconceptions of Students and Teachers: Assessment and Teaching Strategies
  4.     Non-traditional Assessment of Student Assessment
  5.     Development of Creative and Other High-Level Thinking Skills
  6.     Development of Models and Paradigms in Education

RELEVANCE AND RESPONSIVENESS

  1.     Development and Life Skills and Emotional Intelligence in Basic and Higher Education
  2.     Teaching Strategies and Evaluation of Curricula for Exceptional Children
  3.     Institutional Characteristics for an Effective Special Education Program
  4.     Environmental Education and Sustainable Development
  5.     Linkage Between University and Graduate Programs and Industry Needs

International Policies

  1.     Women Migrant Workers
  2.     Strengthening of International Cooperation for Solution of Problems Faced by Indigenous People
  3.     Child Abuse and/or Exploitation: Its Prevention and Minimization

The Division of Mathematical Sciences is composed of about 125_ eligible researchers from leading educational institutions of the country, like the University of the Philippines (Diliman and Los Banos), the Ateneo de Manila University, the De La Salle University, and the Mindanao State University (Marawi and Iligan).

This Division through the Council is linked to International Mathematics Union.

VISION

Now, in this age of Information Technology, the this Division envisions to address the growing demands for knowledge, skills and other innovations in the different fields of mathematics and computer science.

At this end, this Division exhorts all its members to engage in researches on statistics, actuarial science, operation research, computer science, measure and integration, group theory, combinatorics and graph theory and other areas in “pure” mathematics.

CRITERIA FOR APPROVING RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL

There has been a tremendous growth in the Mathematical Sciences in the last 30 years. There are now 100 major fields in Mathematics and related sciences. Each of these fields has at least ten subfields where research could be focused. The country has a very limited number of local researchers who may be tapped to work on these fields.

In consideration of this dearth, this Division prioritizes project proposals according to its potential impact to the country’s current problems and concerns. Likewise, project proposals that will address the current interest of the international mathematics community are encouraged.

The Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences is interdisciplinary and is composed of members with academic degrees in Pharmacy, Botany Chemistry, Pharmacology.

VISION

Basic and Technology research in the Pharmaceutical Services are undertaken through the coordinated and cooperative efforts of highly qualified researcher giving due recognition and importance to individual initiatives as necessary for scientific advancement with the end in view of contributing to knowledge and national well-being and providing an effective means of utilization of scientific and technical resources and findings with emphasis as indigenous ones.

LINKAGES
Local

  1.     University of the Philippines System;
  2.     University of Santo Tomas;
  3.     Ateneo de Manila University;
  4.     De La Salle University;
  5.     Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI);
  6.     National Museum;
  7.     Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD);
  8.     United Laboratories, Inc.

International

  1.     German Research Society, Germany;
  2.     National Cancer Institute, U.S.A.;
  3.     Royal Society, United Kingdom; and
  4.     University of Illinois, Chicago, U.S.A.

CRITERIA FOR APPROVING RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSAL

  1.     Originality;
  2.     Relevance to national health development goals;
  3.     Specificity of the objectives;
  4.     Clarity and logical presentation of methodology;
  5.     Extent of review of existing relevant literature;
  6.     Availability and sufficiency of experimental materials;
  7.     Adequacy of laboratory facilities.
  8.     Competence of the proponent

The Division of Medical Sciences is composed of 165 regular and 122 associate members. The members have degrees in medicine, dentistry, and public health. Majority of these members posses graduate degrees (Masteral or Doctoral) or postgraduate training and fellowships in their specialties as well as in Medical Education. Majority of these members are connected with the academe as teachers and researchers in universities and government institutions such as the Department of Health and various medical specially institutions. In addition, many of them are clinical practitioners. Both by training and experience, the members are highly competent scientists and researchers.

VISION

The Medical Division aims to stimulate research and development in medicine, dentistry, public health, and undergraduate and graduate education in these fields.

The Division is committed to:

  1. Encourage and support basic research which will identify the prevention, control and treatment of various medical conditions in the country
  2. Study the public health aspects of different local health problems
  3. support research on various technologies in medical research which are relevant to the Philippine situation Improve the control and prevention of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the concerti
  4. Encourage research in herbal medicine
  5. Encourage disciplinary research which will address important specific health problems such as pollutants toxins and other harmful environment factors
  6. Support projects which will have an impact on the national health policies
  7. Participate in the solution to the country’s health problems by disseminating information on the prevention and control of common health problems
  8. Encourage research on how to improve undergraduate and graduate education so as to make them relevant to the needs of the country.

The Division of Biological Sciences is interdisciplinary and is composed of members with academic degrees in Pharmacy, Botany Chemistry, Pharmacology.

VISION

From the beginning, the Division has sought to bring excellence in science to the resolution of biological problems. Today this tradition of excellence continues with the present members contributing relevant skills and expertise through research and training in all the major fields of biology.

Before the turn of the next millennium, the Division seeks to promote joint initiatives in research and other areas with institutions, both local and abroad, supportive of agriculture, forestry, and the development of economically viable systems for sustainable management of the environment.

LINKAGES
Foreign

  1.     International Foundation for Science (IFS)
  2.     International Council for Scientific Unions (ICSU)
  3.     Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries and International Biosciences Network (COSTED-IBN)
  4.     Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
  5.     German Research Society

Local

  1.     All Colleges and Universities
  2.     Other research Institutions

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