Education, Opinions

‘Globalization’ And Its Impact To The Field Of Education

With respect to the global cultural change, the discussion dwells on elaborating globalization in general context. It was indeed a very interesting topic. Economics and political analysis with regards to leadership approach that applies to such changes have been discussed. At the end of the class, while processing my reflection, I started thing of on my role as a future educator.

There are many facets to play a role for teacher education in the context of education globalization. There is a development of global culture or a single world civilization known as western resulting to marginalization of the rest. It has created a knowledge based society. There is a shifting from a “real” community to a “virtual” community. The impact of globalization on teacher education is noticeable. In the era of globalization, urgent need of the day to have are competent and devoted teachers, who internally develop learners as citizen that can survive the changing society. When the competencies are worked optimally, then only when an educator can create thoroughgoing output. The stage where competencies are operated or processed to produce performance is called commitment.  Relating to the outranging globalization, it was in my thoughts that there should be one education system of the world. It requires the fusion of teaching curriculum, methodology. To sustain efficiency and effectiveness, upgrade of knowledge and system should remain the context for by which transformation may or might occur especially for the third world country like Philippines.  The elements of educational policy suggesting that any country will need to develop its own national style to revolutionizing teaching considering the global context.

The Philippines was once one of the last two countries in the world and last in Asia to implement the Kinder to 12th Grade (K-12) program. While other countries were practicing this system years ago, the Philippines has just recently started. What can be the possible reason for the delay in implementing this system and applying it in this country? Is it the incompetence of the government? Or are they trying to develop their own system and to say to the world that this country can also be innovative. One thing is for sure, past surveys tells us that the graduates of the country has not been competing with the world. Promising students are forced to go to other schools outside the country because simply, they have a much better education system than the Philippines.

Globalization towards the education system in the Philippines is needed. Yes, Filipinos also want to have their own identities and contribute something globally. However, progress has been very poor, and it could even take us years or even decades just to compete with the top schools around the world. Hopefully, the educational sector can model the systems used in different countries and have them studied by specialists. The government can consider, invest, and review the different educational system model and hopefully use them in the schools today. If they can successfully work this out and have them implemented, the Philippines can, one day, compete with the best and later show what the Filipinos are capable of.

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