Book Projects

2019
Globalization, deregulation, and quality of education in the Philippines
Arao, D. A. (2019). Globalization, deregulation, and quality of education in the Philippines. In E. N. P. Leviste (Ed.), Education for a globalizing Asia: Challenges and opportunities (pp. 112-125) . Ateneo de Manila University Press. Publisher's VersionAbstract
"Education for a Globalizing Asia: Challenges and Opportunities is a collection of papers and commentaries on the varying effects of globalization on education systems in Asia. It focuses on institutional, curricular and procedural changes that these education systems underwent to promote global competitiveness. Western models of education reform, observes the book, provide impetus for these changes, modification that revolve around strategies meant to enhance instruction, research and education governance. While gains from these changes are apparent, this collection also highlights difficulties that Asian educational institutions continue to confront as they seek better policies and processes and vie for higher rankings. The strong and almost exclusive emphasis on North American and Western European rubics of excellence, the lack of inclusivity, and the growing corporatization of schools are some of the most notable unintended consequences of internalization that merit further study. Warranting attention as well is the absence of alternative paradigms that acknowledge cultural, economic and political diversity, and plurarity of perspectives on internalization. It is hoped that a more nuanced understanding of Asian experiences reform can be obtained through this book." (From the Ateneo de Manila University Press website)
2015
Kuro-kuro
Arao, D. A. (2015). Kuro-kuro . Mandaluyong, Flipside Publishing. DownloadAbstract
Composed of 40 essays written in Filipino, the book is divided into six chapters: Muni-muni (Reflection); Pera-pera (Money); Bola-bola (Deception); Bali-balita (News); Buhay-buhay (Life); at Suroy-suroy (Sightseeing). Arao said that there is a reason for composing the book's title and chapter titles in a way that certain words in Filipino are repeated twice. "Kailangan kasing gamitin ang pag-uulit ng ilang salita sa wikang Filipino para idiin ang isang mahalagang bagay --- patong-patong ang mga problemang kinakaharap ng ating mga mamamayan (There is a need to repeat certain words in the Filipino language to stress an important matter --- there is a plethora of problems being faced by the people)," he said.
2014
Bagong Midya at Responsableng Paggamit ng Teknolohiya
Arao, D. A. (2014). Bagong Midya at Responsableng Paggamit ng Teknolohiya. In Media at Lipunan (pp. 349-366) . Quezon City, UP Press.
Blogging and Journalism in the Philippines: Journalistic Blogging for the People
Arao, D. A. (2014). Blogging and Journalism in the Philippines: Journalistic Blogging for the People. In Media at Lipunan (pp. 153-161) . Quezon City, UP Press.
Hay, Naku! 2013: Pagsusuma ng Isang Peryodista
Arao, D. A. (2014). Hay, Naku! 2013: Pagsusuma ng Isang Peryodista . Quezon City & Mandaluyong, Pinoy Media Center (print) & Flipside Publishing (e-book). DetailsAbstract

Titled Hay, Naku! 2013: Pagsusuma ng Isang Peryodista, the book is authored by Danilo Araña Arao. It is a collection of essays he wrote for Pinoy Weekly in 2013. The articles are divided into 11 chapters on language, propaganda, media, history, elections, law, culture, politics, education, tragedy and mass action. An e-book version is available at http://flipreads.com/hay-naku-2013.

Korea
Arao, D. A. (2014). Korea. In Like/Unlike: Kwentong Facebook Status at Politika ng Agam-agam . Quezon City, Flipside. Publisher's Version
2012
Hay, Buhay! Reklamong Todo-todo Mula sa Nag-aalboroto
Arao, D. A. (2012). Hay, Buhay! Reklamong Todo-todo Mula sa Nag-aalboroto . Quezon City, UP Press. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Published by the UP Press after undergoing a strict review process, the book consists of 55 essays in Filipino written from 2006 to 2009. The essays are critical commentaries on activism, language, culture, politics, elections and economics, as well as driving and motorcycling. There are also personal essays included in this collection.

Kon(tra)teksto: Pag-uungkat, Pag-uulat at Pagmumulat
Arao, D. A. (2012). Kon(tra)teksto: Pag-uungkat, Pag-uulat at Pagmumulat . Manila, De La Salle University Publishing House. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Published by DLSU and Central Books Supply, the book contains 50 essays in Filipino focusing on journalism, media, education, politics and economics. There are also personal essays included in the book.

Saysay ng Pagkakaugnay-ugnay: Mga Sanaysay ng Pagninilay-nilay
Arao, D. A. (2012). Saysay ng Pagkakaugnay-ugnay: Mga Sanaysay ng Pagninilay-nilay . Manila, UST Publishing House. DetailsAbstract
The book contains essays on various topics like journalism, media, communication, politics, economics, culture, technology, blogging and web authoring. While most of the essays are written in the Philippines, the book also includes those written during the author’s stay in Indonesia and South Korea.
2011
The ASEAN Guide: A Journalist’s Handbook to Regional Integration in Southeast Asia
Löffelholz, M., & Arao, D. A. (2011). The ASEAN Guide: A Journalist’s Handbook to Regional Integration in Southeast Asia . Berlin, International Institute for Journalism-GIZ. Download for freeAbstract
Co-authors Martin Loffelholz and Danilo Arana Arao say the book gives a practical explanation of how journalists should tackle issues pertinent to the region when reporting on Asean. (quoted from a book review published on May 6, 2011 in The Jakarta Globe, http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/handbook-ajournalists-guide-to-penet...)
arao-daniloloffelholz-martin-2011-asean-guide-iij.pdf
The CMFR Monitor of the News Media Coverage of the 2010 Campaign and Elections
project leader Arao, D. A. (2011). The CMFR Monitor of the News Media Coverage of the 2010 Campaign and Elections . Makati City, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Publisher's Version
2010
Global Makeover: Media and Culture in Asia
Arao, D. A. (Ed.). (2010). Global Makeover: Media and Culture in Asia . Seoul, KR & Quezon City, PHL, AMCF & DCAAP. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Titled Global Makeover: Media and Culture in Asia, the more than 200-page book consists of 11 articles that provide an in-depth look at how media operate due to various influences, as well as how culture gets shaped by media systems, technological developments and other factors...(The book) is edited by Danilo Araña Arao, a journalist and assistant professor at the UP College of Mass Communication. (Quoted from http://risingsun.dannyarao.com/2011/01/20/new-book-analyzes-global-makeover/)

global-makeover1.pdf
2008
Globalizing the UP General Education Program
Arao, D. A. (2008). Globalizing the UP General Education Program. In Serve the People: Ang Kasaysayan ng Radikal na Kilusan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (pp. 319-319) . Quezon City, IBON Books. contend-act-ibon_serve_the_people_2008.pdf
2007
Deregulation at the Expense of Quality Education
Arao, D. A. (2007). Deregulation at the Expense of Quality Education. In Mula Tore Patungong Palengke: Neoliberal Education in the Philippines . Quezon City, IBON Books.
Elections, Personality Politics and the Mass Media
Arao, D. A. (2007). Elections, Personality Politics and the Mass Media. In Oligarchic Politics: Elections and the Party-List System in the Philippines . Quezon City, CenPEG Books.
Monitoring Media Coverage of Elections: A Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) Guidebook
Arao, D. A., Teodoro, L., & Macale, H. B. (2007). Monitoring Media Coverage of Elections: A Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) Guidebook . Makati City, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR). DetailsAbstract
This guidebook, the final component of CMFR’s media monitor of news media coverage of the 2007 elections…is meant to serve as a companion to the actual training of media coverage researchers by individuals and groups experienced in media monitoring in the Philippine setting.
The CMFR Monitor News Media Coverage of the 2007 National Elections
coordinator Arao, D. A. (2007). The CMFR Monitor News Media Coverage of the 2007 National Elections . 2007, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR).
Selected Mass Media’s Reporting on Corruption
Arao, D. A., Teodoro, L., & Katigbak, E. (2007). Selected Mass Media’s Reporting on Corruption. In Dissecting Corruption: Philippine Perspectives . Quezon City, CenPEG Books.
2006
Tracing the Roots of Killings of Journalists
Arao, D. A. (2006). Tracing the Roots of Killings of Journalists. In Kontra-Gahum: Academics Against Political Killings . Quezon City, IBON Books.
2004
The Mass Media in the 2004 Elections
Arao, D. A. (2004). The Mass Media in the 2004 Elections. In Subverting the People’s Will: The May 10, 2004 Elections . Quezon City, Ken Publishing.

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