You are here

Amor G. de Torres, Ph.D.

Amor G. de Torres, Ph.D. pursued a degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of Santo Tomas. She finished the course in 1969. Her road to scholarship saw her attending, as a British fellow, Communicative Teaching of English at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. She then pursued a masteral and doctoral degree, de Torres served as dean of the College of Education of Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan from 1996 to 2006. During her term, the college became a CHED Center of Excellence. From 2006 to 2007, she served the same university as dean of its Graduate School. With her active involvement in the educational circle, de Torres has been active in various professional organizations where she held several positions, foremost of which was her post as National President of the Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE). In this capacity, she became an active member of the Commission on Higher Education Technical Panel for Teacher Education where she advocates quality teacher education in the Philippines. This advocacy is concretized in her efforts to improve the training of would-be teachers, de Torres initiated a student teachers congress where all student teachers in Cagayan de Oro and nearby places gathered to prepare themselves for internship. Her authorship of a handbook entitled "Mentoring the Student Teachers" has also benefitted numerous student teachers. She is one of the proponents in the development of the Madrasah and a new major program in teacher education called "Islamic Studies". Indeed, de Torres has maintained an active stance in the cause of education.

de Torres became involved in several organizations such as Peace Educators, Women for Peace Movement, and the UNESCO APNIEVE, all of which are geared towards addressing peace issues and concerns, de Torres has also extended her her participation in the formulation of the inputs for the ongoing GRP-MNLF Peace Talks. She is even credited with the integration of peace initiatives in the teacher education curriculum. She is presently an associate professor at the School of Education, Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan and a faculty member of the Southeast Asia Interdisciplinary Development Institute.

Reference:

  • TOTAL Awards 2007 Souvenir Program
    18 August 2007, UST Central Seminary Gymnasium
Section: