Teacher's Role in the Community Quiz

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What is the origin of the term 'society'?

French society

In the context of society, what does 'socius' mean?


What is essential in understanding the meaning of society?

Shared culture

When did the term 'society' emerge?

15th century

What is the literal meaning of 'societas'?

Friendly association

What aspect distinguishes members of a society according to the text?

Shared culture

What was the primary focus of the educational goals in ancient India?

Achieving salvation through teachings about the Vedas

In ancient China, who were primarily responsible for facilitating education?

Government officials

Which distinctive assessment method was introduced by the Chinese civilization?

Written examinations

What activities were emphasized in the teaching strategy in ancient China?

Memorization, recitation, and writing

What aspect of life did ancient Indian education aim to impact?

Achieving salvation

Which feature of ancient Chinese education is still applicable today?

Use of written examinations for certification

What is the primary responsibility of a teacher according to the text?

To study and understand local customs and traditions

In what capacity is a teacher considered a leader within the community?

Intellectual leader

How are education and schooling related to society according to the text?

They always change in relation to societal changes

What role does sociology play in education according to the text?

It provides theories for understanding education-society interactions

How does society influence schools according to the text?

Society provides bi-directional influence on schools

What is the Latin origin of the word 'community'?


What does the Latin prefix 'con-' mean?


What does education encompass, besides teaching specific skills?

Cultural assimilation

How is a community defined in the text?

As a social group sharing an environment with shared interests

What does the Latin word 'munis' relate to?

Performing services

What is a fundamental aspect of education?

Imparting culture from generation to generation

What was the primary goal of education in primitive societies during 7000 BC-5000 BC?

To procure necessities of life and preserve traditions

How were children educated in primitive societies during 7000 BC-5000 BC?

By imitating and learning skills from adults

What were common activities that children in primitive societies learned during 7000 BC-5000 BC?

Building huts, hunting, and participating in worship ceremonies

Which best describes the instructional method during the primitive era (7000 BC-5000 BC)?

Informal learning through imitation of adults

What distinguished tribal organization from political systems in primitive societies?

Tribal organization focused on communal living and rituals

Why did education in primitive societies focus on learning skills like hunting and building?

To help children survive in their environment

Study Notes

Introduction to Society, Community, and Education

  • The course aims to understand the basic concepts of society, community, and education.
  • The learning outcomes include defining basic concepts, describing the manifestations of educational philosophies, and explaining the importance of philosophies and sociological theories.


  • The term "society" emerged in the 15th century from the French "société" and Latin "societas", meaning "a friendly association with others".
  • A society is a grouping of individuals characterized by common interests and may have a distinctive culture.
  • Members of a society share mutual concerns or interests, a common objective, or common characteristics.


  • The term "community" comes from the Latin "communitas", meaning "the same", and is derived from "communis", meaning "common, public, shared by all or many".
  • A community is a social group sharing an environment, often with shared interests.
  • A community can be a group of people living in one area or united by common interests, social group, or nationality.


  • Education encompasses teaching and learning specific skills, as well as imparting knowledge, positive judgment, and well-developed wisdom.
  • Education includes the formal process of teaching and learning found in the school environment.
  • Education also involves the imparting of culture from one generation to the next (socialization).

The Role of Teachers

  • Every teacher should live for and with the community and understand local customs and traditions.
  • Teachers should have a sympathetic attitude and refrain from disparaging the community.
  • Teachers are intellectual leaders in the community, especially in the barangay, and should provide leadership when needed.

The Relationship between Society and Education

  • Education is found within the context of society.
  • Schools exist within a social context and are influenced by societal changes.
  • Society and schools are interdependent, with each providing a bi-directional influence on the other.

Historical Foundations of Philippine Education

Primitive Education (7000 BC-5000 BC)

  • Education goals included learning skills necessary for survival, such as hunting, building, and ritualistic practices.
  • Children were taught by adults at a young age to preserve and transmit their traditions.
  • Instructional methods were informal, with no writing or reading practice, and instead emphasized imitation and memorization.
  • The focus of the curriculum was on Confucian recitation.

Chinese Education (3000 BC-1900 AD)

  • Agents of education were government officials.
  • The ancient Chinese placed importance on the political sphere, and education focused on producing prepared and effective future government officials.
  • The Chinese civilization used written examinations to determine qualification for civil service.

Indian Education (3000 BC – Present)

  • The primary goal of ancient Indian education was to bring people to salvation by teaching them about the Vedas.
  • Education aided in the practice of celibacy, control of one's senses, and the purity of one's life.

Test your knowledge on the role of teachers in the community, their responsibilities, and the importance of understanding local customs and traditions. Explore concepts related to providing leadership, counseling services, and fostering a positive relationship with the community.

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