The 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:
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.
In the area of Understanding the Youth, the following issues relevant to the development and education of the youth will be explored:
In the aspect of Realizing A Lasallian Response, the following projects and activities are and will continue to be pursued:
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.)
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.
Research Thrust: Language Pedagogy and Applied Lingustics in Multicultural and Multilingual Contexts.
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.
Research Thrust: Socially sensitive and scholarly research to enhance the quality of management and leadership in educational institutions.
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.
Research Thrust: Understanding Mathematical and Scientific Thinking and Learning of Youth-at-risk (For the Design of Appropriate Science and Mathematics Education Program).
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.
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