Licensure examination for Teachers (LET) is used to check the quality of the graduates of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in the country. Professionalization of teachers through the Philippine Regulations Commission (PRC) is supported by RA No. 7835 s. of 1994. With this idea of good performance in LET, this study was conducted to look into the performance of Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) graduates in different majors of specialization. This study looked into the performance of 700 BSEd graduates of 2013-2015 compared to the national performance. A closer look of the performance revealed the scores in the three components of LET such as the General Education (Gen. Ed.), Professional Education (Prof. Ed.), and the major courses. Descriptive research design was employed. Documentary analysis of the LET results of the BSEd graduates of March 2013-2015 was employed. The results of the study showed that: the average score of BSEd CoEd graduates in LET from 2013-2015 is higher than the national performance; that the BSEd majors in Mathematics, Physical Science, and Biological Science performed well in General Education (GE) subjects; while only the Physical Science majors average score passed in the professional education (Prof. Ed.); and for the major courses Mathematics, Biological Science, and English majors scored 75% and higher; that the BSEd majors in Mathematics, Physical Science, and Biological Science performed well in General Education (GE) subjects; while only the Physical Science majors passed in the professional education (Prof. Ed.); and for the major courses Mathematics, Biological Science, and English majors performed the 75% and higher scores. Possible interventions were suggested to further improve the LET preparation and performance of the students and graduates.
The article exposes and analyzes Michel Foucault’s ideas on ethics. He embarked on this particular analysis by surveying classical Greece, in order to discover some pointers in doing ethics for today. He called it aesthetics of existence, as the ancient Greeks patterned their individual existence based on what they believe as the way towards attaining a beautiful life. The two important principles that were dominant then were care of the self (epimeleia heauton) and know yourself (gnothi heauton). Through his genealogy, it became clear that the ancient people puts more accentuation on the know yourself principle, which lead to what he calls as history’s wrong turning. He meant to look back in ancient period so that the modern subjects can have a glimpse of a possible paradigm they can adopt, which is to have a new ethics. Foucault would have that modern subjects also consider rapport a soi (the self’s relation to itself) as an important component a subject should assume to have a veritable ethical dimension. Finally, Foucault argues that there is a new way of doing ethics which is more in congruence to the situation of the contemporary subject.