UE SHS Student, Prof Present Researches at Int’l Conference in Japan


A student and a professor in senior high school of the UE Basic Education Department-Manila recently presented their respective research work at an international conference.

Noella Erika Paola T. Navarrete, a then-graduating Grade 12 Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) strand student, and Prof. Lyndon Dale B. Chang presented their respective research works at the International Conference on Business and Social Sciences. The international conference was held on March 26 to 28, 2019, at the Kyoto Research Park in Japan―roughly a month before her commencement last April 30 at the PICC Plenary Hall.

Ms. Navarrete presented her research paper titled “Pagtahak sa Daang Hindi Pangarap: Lived Experiences of Students Pursuing Their Undesired Track,” which tackles how the apparently abrupt implementation of the K-12 Program affected the decision of students in choosing their SHS track. Ms. Navarrete’s co-authors for this research were Edward Gonzales, John Mark Ico, Gremarie Amata, Jamaica Lagrio, Crystal Canoos, Chelster Dionisio and Cyryll Maragay, with Prof. Chang as their adviser.


Prof. Chang, for his part, presented about the “Predictors of the Academic Survival of Working Scholars in the University of the East-Manila.” He co-authored this research study with Niel Mig C. Gamana, Ariane May Geñorga, Sharina Aya G. Gorospe, Eunice Anne B. Parra, Me Rey Gold G. Pelayo, Ronald Rañeses, Mary Jane Rose Z. San Pedro and Aleezah Romayne M. Villanueva, with Dr. Madeleine M. Co as their adviser.

Together with these two UE and Philippine reps were esteemed researchers from renowned universities around the world, including from Brown University, National Cheng Kung University and Western Sydney University, among many others.

Ms. Navarrete was the only senior high school-age presenter amidst the respected pool of presenters, while Prof. Chang was chosen as the Session Chair of for Education, Psychology, and Social Studies.


The research conference’s three days saw oral and poster presentations largely from government-funded academicians. The conference offered a venue for academic exchange while also allowing for socialization and network building during its gala night on March 25 at Ganko Takasegawa Nijoen, the attendees further immersed in Japanese culture while partaking of the dinner.

Guiding Prof. Chang and Ms. Navarrete on this endeavor were Prof. Rhodelyn Saban, Coordinator for Faculty Research; Prof. Raynar Uybarreta, Coordinator for Student Research; and Principal Nieva J. Discipulo, Ph.D.―pillars for Senior High School of the UE Basic Education Department-Manila.

Congratulations, SHS Warriors!


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