[Blueboard] Ateneo Seminar by Dr. Queena Lee-Chua

Romeo A. Dalandan, Jr. rdalandan at ateneo.edu
Mon Jan 29 15:46:34 PHT 2007

29 January 2007

Magaling ang Pinoy!  How and Why Public School Students Achieve --
and What We Can Learn From Them 

Dear Ateneo alumni, 

Greetings!  You are cordially invited to attend a seminar on how and why 
public school students achieve and what we can learn from them at the 
Ateneo Grade School Auditorium on Saturday, 10 February 1007, 8:00 AM – 
11:00 AM. 

Filipinos view education as the key to a brighter future.  Despite 
poverty and lack of resources, many public school students manage not 
just to stay in school, but to excel, besides.  What is their secret? 

The answer is family.  In 2005, Ateneo math and psychology professor Dr. 
Queena Lee-Chua, family and marriage counselor Mrs. Maribel 
Sison-Dionisio, and Ateneo parent volunteer Mrs. Nerisa Fernandez headed 
a team of Ateneo Grade School and High School parents to study how 
selected public school students in Marikina and Bulacan achieve in school.  

Many of you may recall that the team did a survey in 2003 on best 
parenting practices at theAteneo High School, and to date, they have 
presented the findings to more than 50 groups, including Ateneo alumni.  
The response has been so positive and welcoming that university 
president Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. fully supported a bigger study, 
this time involving public schools.  The new study on public school 
students confirms much of what was learned from the original survey.  
But new insights have cast the findings of the old study in a new 
perspective, which will prove valuable for families not only of public 
school students, but also of private school students as well. 

The highlights of the new study will be presented by the team on 
February 10. The program is being hosted by the AGSPAC, the Parent 
Council of the Ateneo Grade School, and Ateneo alumni are being invited 
to this presentation.  Copies of the book Magaling ang Pinoy!  How and 
Why Public School Students Achieve published by the Ateneo Office of 
Research and Publications will be available for sale. 

We are hopeful that alumni who will attend for the first time on 
February 10 will derive the same benefits from this session as those who 
attended the past sessions, and those who will attend a second time will 
gain deeper insight into practices they have since incorporated into 
their relationships with their children. 

We expect a huge number of GS and HS parent participants on that day. 
The capacity of the Ateneo Grade School Auditorium is 700. Alumni, 
please come early to ensure that you will have seats. 200 slots will be 
allocated for alumni. Seats will be given on a first-come, first-served 

Thank you.

Kind regards, 

Romeo A. Dalandan, Jr.
Director for Alumni Relations
Office of University Development and Alumni Relations


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