Changes in Education
Education is considered by many as a very important tool in the growth of national and global economies. According to Nation (2013), the significance of education has become common knowledge. Nations are able to achieve social, economic and political stability through the establishment and use of well controlled and coordinated education systems across all regions. Education has kept changing due to the need by the stakeholders to address the changing national and global needs with regard to available growth opportunities. This essay details changes in education, that is, the trends, the causes and the challenges to the process.
Jukes (2013) argues that scholars agree that education has been changing over the years with the recent times being characterized by rapid changes. According to him, changes in education have resulted from advancements in technology that has led in the production of sophisticated learning-teaching tools. Changes in education range from simple and less costly approaches to costly and time consuming revolutions. Informal educational systems have been replaced over time with modern learning facilities with well trained trainers. Systematic approaches to education have also been adopted to guide learning and teaching programmes in learning institutions. According to Leney (2010), changes in governments have also played a role in changing the education systems in an attempt to fulfill their promises.
Changes in education have had both successes and challenges. According to Nation (2013), the successes in changes in education relate to the ability to produce skilled personnel that meet employer requirements whereas the challenges entail high costs that are incurred in developing new systems. Corruption has become a major challenge in implementation of changes in education across the globe. Recent times have seen levels of corruption and other vices rise thereby hindering growth and advancements in education in most nations around the globe. Misappropriation of budget funds by those expected to implement changes in education has made the process of change very slow than expected.
Education is considered by many as a very essential tool in the growth of national and global economies. The significance of education has become common knowledge. There is an agreement among scholars that education has been changing over the years with the recent times seeing rapid changes in the sector. Changes in education have resulted from advancements in technology that has led in the production of sophisticated learning-teaching tools. Changes in education have had both successes and challenges.