Educational Challenges for the Global Village Br. Ar min A. Luistro FSC SOURCE: CNN. “2013: The year in pictures”. Retrieved April 27, 2014 from http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/05/world/gallery/2013-year-in-pictures/index.html I. Roots of Lasallian Pedagogy deeply moved by the condition of the children of the artisans and the poor II. Current Global State of Education Education for All (EFA) “to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015.” 1. Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education Not enough nourishment and remain stunted No access to pre-primary education (2011) 25% 50% 2. Ensuring that all children have access to and are able to complete primary education Out-of-school youth (2011) 57M 3. Equitable access to appropriate learning and life skills programs 4. Achieving a 50% improvement in levels of adult literacy. Illiterate adults 774m 5. Eliminating gender disparities and achieving gender equality in education Primary Level Secondary Level 60% 40% 6. Improving all aspects of the quality of education Education for All (EFA) NOT a single ONE of the six EFA goals will be achieved by 2015 III. Addressing the need for Quality, Universal Education Gary Becker Human Capital “People cannot be separated from their knowledge, skills, health or values in the way they can be separated from their financial and physical assets.” Personal Gain VS Common Good? …ensure that our children receive an education that allows them to become good people who practice that great commandment of love. ‘educational emergency’ Pope Benedict XVI Educators are called to urgently pass on to future generations the basic values of life and moral conduct. Rudolf Steiner Lecture on Truth, Beauty and Goodness The primary function of education is to exercise the students’ faculties of thinking, feeling, and willing. Faculties of thinking, feeling, and willing Thinking Feeling Willing Truth Beauty Goodness Science Art Religion Andrew DelBlanco The Humanities Crisis in Europe & US: education narrowed down “to mean the acquisition of practical skills” in Asia: effort to include “the cultivation of feeling and imagination” to become fully human LIBERAL EDUCATION Truth Beauty Goodness Thinking Feeling Willing Science Art Religion IV. Towards a truly Liberal Education Alam Simpson The Marks of an Educated Man Liberal education “distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training, which is merely practical, or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all. Such an education involves a combination of knowledge, skills and standards.” Truth Beauty Goodness Science Art Religion Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Program in the Philippines “Our first task…is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy.” MAX WARREN “a society respectful of human life in all its expressions.” INDIGENOUS PEOPLES EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINE LANDSCAPE V. Education for Transformation Joseph Aoun Expand Students’ Global Experience “Our colleges and universities must work to ensure that all students become inquisitive, lifelong learners with a global perspective.” Kahlil Gibran “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” VI. Opportunities for Collaboration and Innovation MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) such as Coursera. The Department of Education Philippines’ online resource platform, LRMDS. The Department of Education Philippines’ Twitter page. SOURCE: L.A. Zamboanga Times. Retrieved April 27, 2014 from http://lazamboangatimes.com/main_page_original_changed_on_12_15_2010.html How can the network of educators gathered here today ACT on the global problem of 57 million children who are out of school? SOURCE: Twitter. Tweet by Pope Francis (@Pontifex) on March 1, 2014. Maraming Salamat po! Thank you very much!