Multi-lingual dictionary for indigenous people is ‘researchers’ choice’

Dr. Cherry F. Malaque and Dr. Porferio M. Almerino Jr. of the College of Education (CoEd) took home “Researchers Choice Award” and “Best Research Award” for the  study, “Enhancing Language Competence of Indigenous People Through Conceptualization and Development of Multi-Lingual Illustrated Dictionary” at the 2nd International Research Conference on  Teacher Education and Indigenous Peoples Education on March 1 to 3 in Subic Bay.

Other finalists from the CTU Main College of Education  were Prof. Raymund C. Espina and Prof. Glenn C. Lapiz.

Judges also commended studies of other CoEd delegates—Dr. Honorio C. Anora, Dr. Leizl L. Jurado, Dr. Emerson D. Peteros, Prof. Joedel B. Bellete, Prof. Ramil P. Manguilimotan, Prof. Marjorie B. Añero, Prof. Marilou G. Martinez, Prof. Lindley S. Salagada, Prof. Harlene Marie B. Acebes, Prof. Irene O. Mamites, Prof. Regina Sitoy and Prof. Arriane Flor Camilo Noynay.

However, winning in Subic wasn’t enough as Dr. Cherry Malaque was declared  “Outstanding Research Presenter” at the 5th International Teacher Education Conference (TEStCon) in Cebu on March 10.

Veering away from the development of multilingual dictionary for indigenous people, her latest presentation banked on “Dynamic Multilingual Strategy in Teaching Literature to Indigenous People,” which pointed to the  application of strategies employed toward appreciating literary pieces.

Both conferences by Philippine Normal University (PNU) North Luzon and Cebu Normal University (CNU) focused on reorienting education systems for sustainable development. Aneko Jay Furog