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by wkipilipinas
on 20/12/16
#TodayInHistory: December 20, 1863 – Spain promulgated an educational decree (Educational Decree of 1863) to reform the educational system in the Philippines. It liberalized access to education. It provided for the establishment of at least one primary school for boys and girls in each town under the responsibility of the municipal government. Students were required to study the Christian doctrine, values and history as well as reading and writing in Spanish, mathematics, agriculture, etiquette, singing, world geography, and Spanish history. Girls were also taught sewing.