The term globalization is referred to a lot of different contexts like economic, technological, sociocultural, political, and so and so forth.
Throwing a leading question for this matter, what is the stand of education anyway? Since education is the sole building block of an individual in order to rise from the crucial stages of human development up to the different contexts mentioned earlier, it supplies not only the knowledge but as well as the in-service trainings needed to be exposed to those different fields. A person cannot just master or be an expert of his craft without passing through the stages of education. Ergo, connecting education to the present globalization condition, education is now pressured with a lot of expectations in bringing up an individual who will not only be suitable but as well as flexible in the different functions of different orientations.
So how is this development process being applied and measured in education since the present globalization condition is erratic and it changes by just a spur of the moment? Seeing though different cultures, different countries of the world have their own way of addressing this concern, Most invest their biggest share of the budget on education, some on technology that will aid education in its developmental process, others create new laws that bring out the best legislative demands for education, develop effective methods and strategies on how to expand proficiency and efficiency through researches, and maintain social welfare at least to its average. Using these addresses as reference, it seems that education plays a major role on all orientations and even serves as a intersection of all areas of influence. Though, these mostly happens to first world countries. So, how about the third world countries like the Philippines for example.
We can still enumerate the same as what I have mentioned, however, due to culture indifference, different types of child-rearing, diverse manners of inculcating discipline, and sometimes individualism, Philippine education lies distant from the expectations of generally aiding an individual to feel competent or even feel confident in entering the globalization era at present. Just to itemize a few.
- The Filipinos view education with utmost importance and the completion of reaching the tertiary level is a must and for them is one of their greatest achievements in life, plus they do not only display this character at school but as well as in the training grounds and work areas they are at, and that includes other countries.
- The Filipino teaching strategies, I must say, is very promising. You can visibly see the resourcefulness and dedication of the mentors in their profession and sees through achievements not in their selves but on their products, their students. They feel the biggest deals of their lives seeing their learners walk their way through their own podiums. The richness of the Filipino literature, arts, originality , and perseverance exhibit that Filipinos are fast learners inside and outside the school premises.
- The literacy level of the Filipinos, compared to a lot of countries is way too high, as well as the talents, making the Filipino one of the most demanded skilled workers in the world and stand out when it comes to love of work.
On the contrary, the present condition of the Philippine education is full of challenges and struggles. Based on the 2008 achievements, the percentages of the figures presented as achieved were mostly positive although it is said to be minimal, leaving the target date of the unachieved percentage unknown. Sad to say that all unachieved percentage was due to unavailability of funds provided by the government. With poverty and corruption of the government, the Philippine education would lie as is or improvement may just be as steady as it is today for the two major challenges hamper the other factors that help out education status to progress.