Informal Education and Childhood
Karen Ang Manaig
Arcler Education Inc
Informal Education and Childhood introduces the subject of informal education to the readers and the practices that are involved in it. It also informs the readers about the various informal educators and the responsibilities they hold, further throwing light on the informal learning beyond the classrooms. Also discussed in the book is the relationship between education and the children, the role of informal education on young girls, the ability of the inner-city children to reason in informal ways and the role of education, technology and other such innovation as challenges for informal education. It also gives insights on the critical issues in early childhood education and the various trends and future aspects of informal education.
Karen Ang-Manaig is an Assistant Professor II, College of Teacher Education, Laguna Polytechnic State University, Los Baños Campus, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines who handles Professional Education and English courses in the undergraduate programs. She also handles Teaching Proficiency courses in the certificate program, likewise, she serves as professor in the Graduate Programs handling Curriculum Development, Child & Adolescent Development, Facilitating Learning & Education Technology Courses. She served as a Visiting Professor and Panel Member for Thesis Defense of Masters of Arts in English, Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen City, Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam on August 22-31, 2009. As a research enthusiast, Professor Manaig is a prolific research writer who published her research in different local, national and international interdisciplinary journals. As a matter of fact, one of her research papers won the Excellence in Research Awards as the Best Research Paper in Natural and Applied Science Category during the 3rd International Research Conference on Higher Education, organized by the Commission on Higher Education, Department of Science and Technology- NCR, Philippine Higher Education Research Consortium, Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators Inc. (APCORE) & Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in year 2015. She is an active member of the International Research Enthusiast Society, Philippines, Association for The Development of Teaching and Learning (ADTEL) – www.adtelweb.org, and as Scientific Committee Member of Global Psychology and Language Research Association (GPLRA) www.gplra.org.