Presentation on theme: "Educational Challenges for the Global Village Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC."— Presentation transcript:
Educational Challenges for the Global Village Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC
SOURCE: CNN. 2013: The year in pictures. Retrieved April 27, 2014 from
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 50% 25%
2. Ensuring that all children have access to and are able to complete primary education 57M
3. Equitable access to appropriate learning and life skills programs
4. Achieving a 50% improvement in levels of adult literacy. 774m
5. Eliminating gender disparities and achieving gender equality in education 40% 60%
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 People cannot be separated from their knowledge, skills, health or values in the way they can be separated from their financial and physical assets. Human Capital
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 Educators are called to urgently pass on to future generations the basic values of life and moral conduct. Pope Benedict XVI
Rudolf Steiner The primary function of education is to exercise the students faculties of thinking, feeling, and willing. Lecture on Truth, Beauty and Goodness
Faculties of thinking, feeling, and willing Thinking Truth Science Feeling Beauty Art Willing Goodness Religion
Andrew DelBlanco in Europe & US: education narrowed down to mean the acquisition of practical skills in Asia: effort to include the cultivation of feeling and imagination The Humanities Crisis
to become fully human
LIBERAL EDUCATION Truth Beauty Goodness Thinking Feeling Willing Science Art Religion
IV. Towards a truly Liberal Education
Alam Simpson 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. The Marks of an Educated Man
Truth Science Beauty Art Goodness 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 Our colleges and universities must work to ensure that all students become inquisitive, lifelong learners with a global perspective. Expand Students Global Experience
Kahlil Gibran A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
VI. Opportunities for Collaboration and Innovation
MOOCs (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
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 on March 1, 2014.