[Blueboard] Lecture on Rizal and Children: Education of the Heart by Dr. Ambeth R. Ocampo

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Wed Nov 23 10:00:18 PHT 2011

As the concluding lecture for the
the Loyola Schools


"Rizal and Children: Education of the Heart"
by Ambeth R. Ocampo

Abstract: Not many people know that the Philippines celebrates National
Children's Book Day in July to commemorate the publication, of Jose
Rizal's "Two Eastern Fables" in Trubner's Oriental Record (London) in
July 1889. Here Rizal went beyond a re-telling, in English, of the
familiar tale of the Monkey and the Turtle but compared the Philippine
version with a similar tale from Japan.  Rizal wrote for children, he
wrote to children, and he observed children. Rizal believed in the
holistic education of  Filipino children he once described as "the
fair hope of the motherland."

Date: Monday, 28 November 2011
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Venue: Escaler Hall

AMBETH R. OCAMPO is a public historian with a research interest in the
late 19th century Philippines: its art, culture, and the people who
figure in the birth of the nation. Dr. Ocampo is Associate Professor
and Chairman of the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University.

The lecture is open to the public. However, given the limited seating,
it is requested that those who wish to attend the lecture inform the
Department of History (c/o Mhel or Tin) at 426-6001 loc. 5240/5241.

RIZAL AND THE DISCIPLINES is part of the Ateneo de Manila University's
"A Legacy of Service: Rizal for the 21st Century," a series of
historical exhibits, academic lectures and cultural presentations to
commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal.

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