Regarding academic circles, leadership appears as a result of interrelation among position, specific behaviors and capacity that a person has to affect people, innovate, and attain goal (Barreto, 2012). "Leadership acts as a catalyst without which other good things are quite unlikely to happen" (Leithwood et al., 2008 p. 28) It is a fact that, being a motivator, creator, persuader etc. are not enough for a good leader if he/she does not have extra training for educational purposes. "Good management makes a difference to the quality of schools and colleges and to the educational outcomes of their students" (Bush & Coleman, 200 p. 3) It should be noted that leader 's performance is judged by his/her skills and character which leadership demands. As noted in Ismail Thamarasseri’s article (2014) “for the most part, Educational leadership researchers are exclusively concerned with leadership in school organizations.” In educational field, more precisely, at schools, leader teachers are more powerful than managers for school and student outcomes.
It is significant that teachers comprehend the fundamentals of work needed to make this happen. Only intensifying the amount of education during the life of individuals is not enough. This technique has to do with comprehensiveness, indiscriminate and enunciation of various systems. Lifelong learning includes revolution, with radical alteration of the existing schooling and learning culture. To activate this, it starts with an introduction at an engage stance.
In his article, “Dare the School Build a New Social Order?”, Dewey hashes over several falsehoods about public education. One of his key points was the importance of schools to shape children in the ways of society, to steer them from right and wrong. Despite this, he acknowledges that schools cannot carry this out ignorantly. Although the goal is for children to grow up with good morals, it is wrong to keep them blind to other ways of life. Well-behaved members of society are highly desired, however, schools should not try to make students think and act the same, as individuality is important in society.
These external pressures have forced HEIs to consider new ways of operating. Higher education will have to do more with less, to develop new learning and teaching strategies, to differentiate by offering different products and services, to add more value to the student and teaching, and to focus more on the user. To achieve these goals, HEIs should adopt improvement strategies such as Lean. Lean is often defined as management concept focused on reducing waste and continuous process improvement, by either increasing customer value or reducing non-value adding activities (Muda), process variation (Mura), and poor work conditions (Muri). Lean is one of the most widely used philosophies, as organizations come under increased pressure to compete on product cost, quality, and services.
The discussion reports the functioning of the policymaking to the power of education through the interplay of local, national and international undertakings, and claim of the social technologies by means of economic transformations, educational marketing and national priorities to ensure global competitiveness, procedures, and various stages of agenda setting. As a final point, attention is set to the participants ‘perceptions on how globalization has affected the policymakers’ interest in and pursuit of
In David Foster Wallace’s “ Kenyon Commencement Speech,” he discusses the importance of liberal arts education in “teaching you how to think” (Wallace, 199). He mentions how education is beyond the knowledge we learn, but about simple awareness will impact the choices we make for better or worse. The real value of education cannot be found in a career (you may or may not be fired from), but it can be found in the way you view things through a different perspective and by considering how other factors can contribute to everyday life. This new approach in thinking will allow us to appreciate our lives and overcome our inner “default setting” towards the world (Wallace, 199). I agree with Wallace’s argument because the purpose of higher education should not be about having career-specific skills and obtaining a degree, but about intellectual and personal growth will help us survive in the real world.
He shows how embracing of new ideas will act as a demonstration of their work. As a curriculum that has been successful over the years, implementing other ideas are challenges, which might render the foundation irrelevant. He mentions that the central principle, which defines the Western world will, as a result, die. His weak points is the suppositions he places on ideas that are aimed at improving a stagnant curriculum. He talks about philosophies yet the same teachings encourage the act of being inquisitive at the higher education level (Sweet,
“Education, Equity, and the 21st Century” “Fair isn’t everybody getting the same thing. Fair is everybody getting what they need in order to be successful.” – Rick Riordan The implementation of the K-12 curriculum in the country has introduced new and different factors and processes to compute grades: the statistical proof of the academic performance of students. The Department of Education (DepEd) has described this new system as “standards-based and competency-based”. Even though these changes have been a huge development from past programs decades ago, it does not imply that it is a balanced one to all students. With this, the current grading system should be improved or modified; it inaccurately represents a student’s intellectual capacity when it should be the contrary—it should adjust for students that have other expertise.
Of critical omission in this theory is the importance of teacher motivation, which greatly improves their performance in delivering education reforms. The principal also neglects to acknowledge the role power relations play in decision making. It therefore remains silent on the fact that some stakeholders may not be as well represented in discussion of the reforms, hence the distribution and sharing of ideas that may affect the reform may be omitted. 2.2. Conceptual Review Education is considered a vital aspect for the development and transformation of any society.
The term “21st century” has now become the integral part of education in order to develop one’s high critical thinking skills and is in a plan for a comprehensive instruction. Future educators and heads of huge institutions are in a search for an effective and sufficient way of instruction to prepare the students’ capacity to perform extra and fast transformation of education’s evidently moving hastily than yesterdays. A lot of studies indicate that the old way of teaching or should we say the “Traditional Educational System” won’t make it to the top forever. Also, the authoritarian teacher will not work as for today’s learners’ need. What’s in the 21st century English learning is a student-centered classroom setting wherein engagement will play one of the biggest roles inside the class.