Lasallian Institute for Development and Educational Research

boardThe Lasallian Institute for Development and Educational Research (LIDER) was established in 1993 as the Research and Development arm of the DLSU College of Education. Through this Institute, the College pools the expertise of various education professionals to serve the needs of different sectors of the educational community. LIDER assumes the dual purpose of generating knowledge and helping solve the nation's developmental and educational problems. Its establishment also responds to the growing demand for cooperative and multidisciplinary efforts to address these problems.

In general, the LIDER aims to:

  1. contribute to nation building by conducting research studies, training educational leaders, and developing innovative strategies and culturally relevant educational materials;

  2. provide leadership in pushing the frontiers of education by offering varied and creative programs in different disciplines;

  3. initiate interdisciplinary research-based educational technology, human development, and formation programs.

In realizing its objectives, the LIDER encourages the participation of researchers and other human resource development experts from diverse disciplines. Moreover, it facilitates linkages with various end-users—policy makers, funding agencies, parents, teachers, students, community leaders, and researchers.

Heeding the call to address the problems and needs of the youth in the country, the DLSU College of Education, thru LIDER, embarks on long-term, multi-year, multi-component programs, which started during the SY 2007-2008, with its main thrust of Understanding the Youth in their Developmental and Educational Contexts: Realizing A Lasallian Response.

board In the area of Understanding the Youth, the following issues relevant to the development and education of the youth will be explored:

  1. the learner: cognitive, metacognitive, and motivational domains, socio-cultural and developmental issues, and individual differences;
  2. the teacher and other education professionals: cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, and socio-cultural domains; issues relative to individual differences; personal and professional development;
  3. teaching/learning environment: curriculum, pedagogy, teaching/learning resources, teaching/learning processes, use of technology and classroom management;
  4. school culture: mission/vision, organizational climate, support system, relationships and communication system;
  5. family: socio-economic-cultural conditions, parenting, and family dynamics;
  6. community: its support system, value system, and the socio-economic-political system;
  7. educational policies: institutional, national, and global perspectives;
  8. globalization: trends, impact and responses



In the aspect of Realizing A Lasallian Response, the following projects and activities are and will continue to be pursued:

  1. Design, Implementation and Evaluation of:
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Continuing Professional Education Programs
  • Community-based multidisciplinary development projects
  • Alternative Delivery Systems
  • Psychospiritual/Psychosocial Programs
  • Models (School Leadership, Counseling, Counselor Education and Supervision, Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Teacher Development Programs, Management Systems, Physical Fitness Programs)
  • Educational and Psychological Assessment
  1. Networking and Inter-institutional Linkages
  2. Effective Lasallian Education (Models and Indicators)
  3. Sharing of Knowledge and Best Practices
  4. Advocacy and Policy Formulation

Current Research Projects:

  • Action Research To Innovate Science Teaching (ARTiST) link:
  • Project QE
  • Towards Quality Professional Development through Productive Lesson Study
  • Technological Pedagogical Assessment Content Knowledge (TPACK) in STEAM Education

Programmatic Areas and Faculty Experts

  1. Counseling and Educational Psychology

Research Thrust: Contextualizing Couseling and Educational Psychology in the Philippines and Asia (Towards a culturally-sensitive understanding of the experiences of youth-at-risk and of the educational programs and services can foster their holistic development.)

Research Themes:
Counselor Education and Supervision; Defining Emerging Functions and Competencies of Counselors;Test Development for Counseling Use; Counseling in different Socio-cultural Contexts; Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Socio-cultural Contexts; Educational Psychology Measurement.

Faculty Experts

  • Allan B. I. Bernardo, Ph.D. (Yale University, USA)
  • Jose Alberto S. Reyes, Ph.D. (Washington State University, USA)
  • John Addy S. Garcia, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  • Carlo P. Magno, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Alicia F. Estrellado, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Imelda Virginia Villar, Ph.D. (University of Sto. Tomas)

  1. English and Applied Linguistics

Research Thrust: Language Pedagogy and Applied Lingustics in Multicultural and Multilingual Contexts.

Research Themes:
Basic Research:Socio-cultural Processes in Filipino Bilingualism; Cognitive Processes in Filipino Bilingualism; Austronesian Linguistics and Computational Lingusitics; World Englishes Applied/Action Research (basic language skills): Reading; Writing; Listening and Speaking.

Faculty Experts

  • Danilo T. Dayag, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Rochelle Irene G. Lucas, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Sterling Plata, D.A. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Paolo Nino Valdez, Ph.D. (Philippine Normal University)
  • Alen Mateo Munoz, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  • Ma. Joahna S. Mante, Ph. D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Paulina Gocheco, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Shirley Dita, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Jose Cristina Parina, Ph. D. (De La Salle University-Manila)

  1. Educational Leadership and Management

Research Thrust: Socially sensitive and scholarly research to enhance the quality of management and leadership in educational institutions.

Research Themes:
Basic Research: Filipino Paradigms of Educational leadership; Theory Building on Various Aspects of Educational Leadership and Management; Organizational Culture; Models of School Effectiveness Development and Validation of assessment tools for Exceptional Children
Applied Research: Technology-enabled Educational Delivery Systems; Administrator and Teacher Training Programs; Children-at-risk: Assessment of Risk Factors and Interventions; Inner Core of Management: Spirituality.

Faculty Experts

  • Roberto T. Borromeo, Ed.D (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Br Ricardo Laguda, Ph D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Thelma Mingoa, Ph.D. (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  • Sr. Teresa Yasa, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Sr. Caroline Joy Luz, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)

  1. Science and Mathematics Education

Research Thrust: Understanding Mathematical and Scientific Thinking and Learning of Youth-at-risk (For the Design of Appropriate Science and Mathematics Education Program).

Research Themes:
Science and Mathematics Curriculum Design; Teacher Training (Capacity Building); Studies on Students' Conceptions; Self-regulated Learning; Developing Dynamic and Authentic Assessment Tools and Strategies; Effective Integration of Technology in Science /Math Instruction.

Faculty Experts

  • Auxencia A. Limjap, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Minie Rose Lapinid, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Voltaire Mistades, Ph. D. (De La Salle University-Manila)
  • Maricar S. Prudente, Ph.D. (Ehime University, Japan)
  • Lydia S. Roleda, Ph.D. (De La Salle University-Manila

  1. Physical Education

Research Thrust: Wellness and Health Education

Research Themes: Efficacy in Attaining Sports/Dance Skills; Fitness Profile Studies; Physical Activity Monitor- for Personal Fitness and Exercise; Cardio Vascular Fitness Status

Faculty Experts

  • Elizabeth Mascardo, Ed.D. (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
  • Virgilia Calabio, M.A. (Philippine Normal University)