Ayala Corp. Chair and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
The Ayala and Yuchengco organizations plan to merge their schooling companies, a pass on the way to convey institutions like rapid-developing high faculty operator APEC Schools and esteemed engineering and technical college Mapua University under one roof.
Conglomerate Ayala Corp. And the Yuchengcos’ House of Investments (HI) disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Monday the execution of a non-binding time period sheet for the proposed merger of their education fingers AC Education Inc. And people inc. Which have a combined pupil populace of over 40,000?
Under the non-binding term sheet, the events entered into an exclusivity period to complete due diligence and finalize the proposed merger’s terms and conditions inside the first zone of 2018. The ability merger will include people and its big subsidiary, Malayan Education System, Inc.
Working below the name of Mapua University – a QS global-ranked 3-celebrity college and the college with the maximum Commission on Higher Education (Ched)-exact Centers of Excellence in Engineering. Also blanketed are Malayan Education’s subsidiaries, Malayan Colleges Laguna, noted the high-quality board examination-acting private school in the Calabarzon (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon) location and Malayan Colleges Mindanao.
For its part, Ayala brings to the desk AC Education Inc. (AEI) and its subsidiaries University of Nueva Caceres, one of the oldest and biggest universities in Bicol, and APEC Schools, the most important stand-on my own chain of personal high schools in u. S.
“We are searching forward to this ability merger. Mapua’s reputation as a leading non-public engineering and technical college in the country, together with AEI’s capability to offer high-quality education leading to enhanced employability at a low price, would allow the Yuchengco group of groups and Ayala Corp. At the same time, contribute to the improvement of the satisfactory training in the Philippines, for the advantage of all sectors of society,” HI chair Helen Yuchengco-Dee stated in a press assertion.
“We are very pleased about this opportunity to companion with the Yuchengco Group of organizations to assist construct our country via schooling. Our perception is that the capability combination of people and AEI could create huge synergies that might enable us to equip college students for compelling futures better,” stated Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, chair and chief govt officer of Ayala Corp.
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The disclosure delivered that all phrases and conditions of the proposed merger include the involvement of HI and Ayala Corp. Within the control of the surviving entity, people can be supplied for approval through the respective forums of directors and merging events’ stockholders. The transaction might be a problem to the requisite regulatory approvals.
Don’t pass over out on the modern-day news and statistics. Perhaps the largest and most pervasive issue in special education and my own journey in education is special education’s relationship to general education. History has shown that this has never been an easy, clear-cut relationship between the two. There has been a lot of giving and taking, or maybe I should say pulling and pushing for educational policy and the educational practices and services of education and special education by the human educators who deliver those services on both sides of the aisle like me.
Over the last 20+ years, I have been on both sides of education. I have seen and felt what it was like to be a regular mainstream educator dealing with special education policy, special education students, and specialized teachers. I have also been on the special education side, trying to get regular education teachers to work more effectively with my special education students through modifying their instruction and materials and having a little more patience and empathy.
Furthermore, I have been a mainstream regular education teacher who taught regular education inclusion classes, trying to figure out how to best work with some new special education teacher in my class and his or her special education students as well. And, in contrast, I have been a special education inclusion teacher intruding on the territory of some regular education teachers with my special education students and the modifications I thought these teachers should implement. I can tell you first-hand that none of this give and take special education and regular education has been easy. Nor do I see this pushing and pulling becoming easy anytime soon.
So, what is special education? And what makes it so special and yet so complex and controversial sometimes? Well, special education, as its name suggests, is a specialized branch of education. It claims its lineage to such people as Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard (1775-1838), the physician who “tamed” the “wild boy of Aveyron,” and Anne Sullivan Macy (1866-1936), the teacher who “worked miracles” with Helen Keller.
Special educators teach students who have physical, cognitive, language, learning, sensory, and/or emotional abilities that deviate from those of the general population. Special educators provide instruction specifically tailored to meet individualized needs. These teachers basically make education more available and accessible to students who otherwise would have limited access to education due to whatever disability they are struggling with.
It’s not just the teachers, though, who play a role in the history of special education in this country. Physicians and clergy, including Itard- mentioned above, Edouard O. Seguin (1812-1880), Samuel Gridley Howe (1801-1876), and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787-1851), wanted to ameliorate the neglectful, often abusive treatment of individuals with disabilities. Sadly, education in this country was, more often than not, very neglectful and abusive when dealing with students that are different somehow.
There is even a rich literature in our nation that describes the treatment provided to individuals with disabilities in the 1800s and early 1900s. Sadly, in these stories and the real world, the segment of our population with disabilities was often confined in jails and almshouses without decent food, clothing, personal hygiene, and exercise.
For an example of this different treatment in our literature, one needs to look no further than Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (1843). In addition, many times, people with disabilities were often portrayed as villains, such as in the book Captain Hook in J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” in 1911.
The prevailing view of the authors of this time period was that one should submit to misfortunes, both as a form of obedience to God’s will and because these seeming misfortunes are ultimately intended for one’s own good. Progress for our people with disabilities was hard to come by at this time, with this way of thinking permeating our society, literature, and thinking.
So, what was a society to do about these people of misfortune? During much of the nineteenth century and early in the 20th, professionals believed individuals with disabilities were best treated in residential facilities in rural environments. An out of sight, out of mind kind of thing, if you will.