About Pinoy Teach

About Pinoy Teach


student"Pinoy Teach gave me a better perspective on our country's history" - 7th grade student, Meany Middle School

Pinoy* Teach defies conventional content and pedagogy by merging multicultural education, teacher education, social action, and Filipino history and culture. In 1996, Dr. Patricia Halagao and community activist Timoteo Cordova developed Pinoy Teach to address the absence of curriculum about Filipino Americans in schools. While the title, Pinoy Teach, implies Filipino Americans researched and developed the curriculum, don’t be fooled. Pinoy Teach is not only about Filipinos. It’s about you, me, and our multicultural society.

There are many facets to Pinoy Teach – its curriculum, pedagogy, professional development program, school-based partnership program, and products. The curriculum has been widely implemented in schools in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and Hawai‘i.

With its own textbook, teacher manual, and resource kit, Pinoy Teach is the nation’s only comprehensive curriculum that integrates Philippine and Filipino American history and culture within a multicultural and global context.

*Shortened term for Filipino or Filipino American (similar to Chicano or Chicana)

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