Issues: Higher Education and Quality Assurance

Topics: Higher education / Pages: 16 (3940 words) / Published: May 23rd, 2012
TRANSLATING EDUCATION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Commissioner Nona S. Ricafort The Brundtland Commission of 1987 defined “Sustainable Development” as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development is maintaining a delicate balance between the human need to improve lifestyles and feeling of well-being on one hand, and preserving natural resources and ecosystems, on which we and future generations depend. Habang naga develop an gating country it affects everyone on the planet resulting in poor education, less innovation, poor healthcare, and less economic security. The key programs needed in the development of our youth: Ladderized Education System (EO 358) Ladderized education is a facility that allows for vocational courses to be credited as units earned toward a related college degree program. Ladderized Education Program (LEP) ibig sabihin kapag nag aral po kayo ng 2years. Ladderized courses pede ituloy as Bachelor's Degree Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (EO 330) By adopting the principles of E.O. 330, you may be conferred a college degree based on your work experiences, past schooling, training, etc. provided that you have earned the required number of hours on a degree program you are applying for. Evaluates your work experience and evaluates it very, very carefully and sees how many of which can be turned into academic units Life long education Education is an essential tool for achieving sustainability. People around the world recognize that current economic development trends are not sustainable and that public awareness, education, and training are key to moving society toward sustainability.

CHALLENGES AND ISSUES IN RP HIGHER EDUCATION Commissioner Nenalyn P. Defensor Basic features of Philippine Higher Education 1. Significant number of public and private higher

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