Vertical and Lateral Articulation of Curricula from Basic to Higher Education: A Pioneering Effort for Global Competitiveness
ALL educational institution in contemporary times target global competitiveness for their graduates. In a rapidly globalizing world, the competitive edge is whether educational institutions turn out manpower who are able to participate, contribute, and achieve in whatever circumstances wherever in the world in their respective fields of endeavor.
One underlying assumption of this pioneering effort is that a focus on global competitiveness in an educational institution must start from Basic Education. This assumption is based on empirical evidence which clearly shows that a drive for global competitiveness which starts at the tertiary level, which is the level where there is much talk about turning out globally competitive graduates, is often a tedious long drawn out process of instant transformation which hardly sinks into the consciousness of students rushing through a course to earn a degree as a passport to economic gains.
Another underlying assumption is that to be globally competitive, the students must be able to develop a personalized lateral correlation of knowledge and experiences provided by educational institutions such that the learner becomes the master of his own personal growth and transformation. Otherwise, there is also empirical evidence which shows that educational institutions with world-class facilities, teachers, and curricula do not necessarily produce globally competitive manpower.
This vertical and lateral …
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Publication information: Article title: Vertical and Lateral Articulation of Curricula from Basic to Higher Education: A Pioneering Effort for Global Competitiveness. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: September 26, 2004. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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