Rodilyn A. Panzo
“The current state of Philippine Education in the concept of globalization”
The saying “Education is the key to success” is utterly agreeable. I believe it is a key to success because education is connected to every factor that elevates the lives of the people. The social and economic condition is linked to the status of education, as well as the general and reproductive health status, population control, crime association, pre-marital sex, mechanical and technological advancement, political development and the overall perspective in life. It is also one of the major aspects in the materialization of globalization. To achieve globalization, human capital is important, and provision of education is one of the essentials in achieving maximum human resource. Here in the Philippines, we want to be globally competitive in order to cope up with the globalizing world. But the question is what the current status of our education? Are we capable of coping with globalization? What are the results of our struggle with globalization?
Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, used education as a weapon when he wrote the ambitious novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. He used his knowledge, his education, to let the people around the world comprehend the great abuse of the Spanish colonizers to the Filipinos during his time. This is a perfect example on how education can change the lives of an individual, or how it can change the perspectives of the majority of the population. Also, it is a vivid scenario displaying the important role of education in the concept of globalization. How a man who received good education wad able to contribute in the global modernization, modernization in way that he eradicated racial discrimination and promoted equality.
Today, the youth is aspiring to become like him, to become as good as him in their personal ways, but will this be possible if the educational system...
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