The Importance Of Filipino Education

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"Education is power—the power to forge realities, the power to propel cultures, the power to interrupt life." (Martin, 2013) The school's roles go beyond the transmission of academic knowledge and skills like reading and writing. They can also serve multiple functions like transmission of cultural norms and values - not only to the present generation, but to the new ones as well - and providing an avenue for socialization. The school prepares the students for the world outside the classroom, so the setting should be modeled from the real world, so that individuals can acquire a personal identity and learn the knowledge, language, and social skills and how to interact with others, and from these interactions, the rules and expectations of the…show more content…
They told us that colonialism "existed for the sake of the colonials and not the colonizers." (Martin, 2013) Constantino (1959) pointed out that the concept of free trade was actually a bait that we enthusiastically swallowed. What Filipinos did not know was that there was an ulterior motive to it - control over our economy. We were too blind to see it as we focused on the pseudo-perks that American sovereignty fed us. These include American media and products, which are nothing but tools to divert our nationalism into internationalism, resulting to our Filipino culture dying down and being replaced by the Americans'. Molded into yielding citizens open to oppressors, we became "caricatures" of little Americans that thought and acted like…show more content…
Even today, we are letting the United States of America to intervene with our government. The educational goals of America should not be enforced in the Philippines because we have a different framework and, quite simply, it will not work. The education of a Filipino must be a Filipino education based on the needs and goals of the nation, with a primary objective of nationalizing the educated. (Constantino, 1959) The Filipino student must be aware of the social and political issues and care enough to sacrifice for and work with his/her countrymen in concert toward the betterment of the community. Filipino education should not merely yield individuals who can read and write, but ensure the survival of the Filipino culture, rouse the slumbering Filipinism in

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