Education Charter International

Video on Discussion of Higher Education and Livelihood (New)
04/18/2010, 7:45 am
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The Secretariat Team has organized a Discussion forum for Education Charter and Dr Vinod Singh and Dr Siddhartha Ghosh were present at the discussion with Secretariat Team and few local Members.
A formal interview and shoot was done to capture the whole discussion.The same is ready for view and download


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For many observers, education is a systemic process and an instrument that represents a milestone in one of empowerment. Education is an important tool that contributes to several aspects of a person’s life in order. To take advantage of what they have learned and how productively in life whether personal or professional. The main role of education is to create an education and a more critical founded. In today’s culture, there is a strong emphasis on education, especially higher education. Society often said the more educated, better a person is and several integrated studies indicate these factors are essential elements for sustainable economic and social development of a nation-state.
The social fabric and moral fiber of society in general have improved through public policies in educational practices. You can not neglect the long-term impact of government policies aimed at galvanizing the base education. Education encompasses both the teaching and learning of knowledge and morality, and technical competence. Therefore focuses on the cultivation of skills, trades or professions, as well as cognitive development, moral and aesthetic. The important concept of social justice is reinforced by education, both as a systemic process where the family and the state have an essential role as a tool that can not be replaced by any other practice of empowerment. In fact, education is consolidated in the long-term representative democracy where citizens are fully aware of their rights and obligations under the legal parameters and disposal.
Therefore, major initiatives such as the International Charter for Education envisoned CCLP worldwide and other state and non-state actors worldwide to promote integral human development through the emphasis on education. As professosr, we are honored to have to give these words of encouragement from the guidelines promoted by CCLP around the world and the world of its partners

‘The higher education has given ample proof of its viability over the centuries and its ability to change and bring about change and progress of society. Given the scope and pace of change, society tends to increasingly rely on knowledge, reason that higher education and research that now forms a fundamental part of cultural, socio-economic and ecologically sustainable individuals , communities and nations. Consequently, and given that it has to face imposing challenges, higher education itself has to initiate the transformation and renewal more radical than we’ve ever had in front, so that contemporary society, which is currently experiencing a deep crisis of values, can transcend economic considerations and incorporate deeper dimensions of morality and spirituality. “UNESCO”.

In addition higher education in Latin American countries in recent years has presented a number of features such as:

 “The process of massification of higher education in some countries, exacerbated in recent years has generated especially during eighties or ninety-one student overcrowding situation, bordering on overcrowding, with the consequent deterioration in the quality of higher education.
 The organization of the subsystem from its legal framework and depending on the type of component institutions, programs offered, duration and diversification, and the model curriculum offered at different instances during the decades of the eighties has sold out in the light of social, science and technology, both exogenous and endogenous in their countries.
 There is a trend in performance and efficiency is a marked descent.
 The process of financing higher education in the countries under the current arrangement with the state as almost the sole source of supplies leads to a recurrence fund deficit, our largest and leading universities are increasingly isolated from the rest of the country’s economic sectors as a result of the economic crisis, hypertrophy register and low productivity in the sense of generating new knowledge, technology and more. ”

The transformation requires an urgent universities for the new policies implemented by the national executive, the conglomerate of students in different universities, both public and private, the same quality of education that has been in decline. This education is necessary to effectively manage performance and to achieve academic excellence. In this sense, politicians, teachers and university authorities should be quality managers, should seek a break from old paradigms to facilitate the learning of new knowledge to operate with new mental models. “The political sector of the country should be aware that the demand for participation in education is increasing. Participation will help their development on the basis of references that are conducive to meaningful learning: leadership, motivation, self-management, networking, recognition and acceptance of diversity and uncertainty. ”
The problems of the universities is not only one country but worldwide as if they are not linked to the productive sector can not generate knowledge, technological development allows the production system, or economy of a country is prosperous in generation of wealth, or financial income, in this sense, universities should have a good capacity to assimilate new technologies and prepare for changes in this way the true profile that requires the applicant company, but one of the ways to solve underdeveloped countries is to inject more financial resources to the university system, so they can be highly competitive in the generation of knowledge or academic knowledge.

In itself, there needs to achieve effective management in all areas of higher education system, make the search for new models that are aimed at a change in leadership in the university, which is essential for the achievement of a total renovation all areas of education systems where these changes should be based on the new economic reality of the country. It should be a quality education which develops the personality of each individual critical and creative capacity, as well as social life in this way can be inserted into the endogenous development, global region or country, allowing global levels thus its cooperation on economic growth.

Moreover according to UNESCO. “Considering that a substantial transformation and expansion of higher education, improving quality and relevance and how to solve the main difficulties which assail require the signature of participation not only of governments and institutions of higher education, but also all stakeholders, including students and their families, teachers, business, public and private sectors of the economy, parliaments, media, community, professional associations and society, and require also that the institutions of higher education to assume greater responsibility to society, and reports on the utilization of resources, both public and private, national and international “.

It means that higher education must understand how the environment works and consider what are the opportunities, threats that are constantly subjected to discuss policy decisions in this way fully succeed in an environment full of uncertainties, changing or she must transform and bring about change, improving knowledge of education throughout life and strengthening the criteria for learning to learn and contemplate the experience, as assets of citizens as a basis for both professional and curricular recognition when presentation of curricula for its loyal evaluation and accreditation, plaintiff requests that our society, ie a resource highly competitive and adaptive to social demands, thus placing students in the foreground in a long-term perspective for the entire life.


Currently education is also located within a global context where it operates a growing operation of the economy through permanent flows of trade and direct involvement of foreign capital, the processes of globalization and trans-nationalization of economies introduced new factors for regulation of international markets. “Taking the rules of debate as to the idea of implementing alternative development strategies against the globalization process involves objective recognition of the phenomenon. On the one hand, this process involves the creation of a global economy that does not mean merely the sum of national economies. Otherwise the process of globalization is a powerful reality created by the international division of labor and the market economy, the same in this prevalent than national economies. Therefore can not be ignored what was then derived internalize and identify what are the opportunities for the development process, so the problem could be to discuss the vision you have of it.

It is essential to note that globalization as a process is a restructuring that has content deeper into the evolution of scientific knowledge. This reasoning expresses an operational reality and this is in essence a large complex and dynamic process of change, which affects all components of contemporary global society and which factors are both economic, technological, ethical and political and in its widest social dimension. ”

Globalization has its foundation in technology, as it forces developing countries to understand and participate in these developments, ie to increase and improve productivity, in this case universities are called to participate directly in assimilating this new knowledge knowledge where the benefit is nothing more for the state but for the whole society and therefore to the university sector. Then there must be a new approach to domestic markets to overcome the traditional problems of being competitive with other countries having similar productivity with better quality but this requires redefining welcome the dynamics of the processes of industrialization through the creation of complex production from natural resources.

Think of a new paradigm that takes into account technological changes worldwide, based on the knowledge economy. This new pattern has to education and human resources as the core of competitiveness, the organization and effectiveness. Postmodernism has prompted universities to build a structural change in performance (research, teaching and extension) its adaptability to market requirements of new technologies applicant as a professional and highly competitive.

Currently, the industrialized world continues to impact on economic development of LDCs. The need for new technologies and societal demands for increased productivity, to meet immediate needs, this rapid economic growth, has impacted negatively or positively to countries not yet industrialized, countries with less chance of achieving medium-term harmonious growth have developed strategic plans to meet your needs. This rapid growth of both developed and developing countries have caused a great impact on educational institutions in tertiary education. This suggests the need to prepare a professional with a new profile to the very requirements of the market. On the other hand. “The raison d’être of institutions of higher education have to do with knowledge management knowledge learning (construction of competences in the education of their graduates and graduates) traditionally measured through the number of graduates and postgraduates, generation of new knowledge, translated into numbers of research and publications, and application of knowledge in technical co-operating processes, counseling, preparation of proposals for intervention and improvement of services or organizations that produce organizational practice or research, or those with maintaining relations of cooperation ”

In a broad sense, can be considered that all universities operate as an open system, and interact within a challenging and changing society while maintaining constant exchange of knowledge is subjected to cultural influences that are always present in the context and can both increase or decrease its ability to be permeable and sensitive to the needs of the population and modify their responsiveness in the preparation of human resources in teaching and research.

The consideration of strategic planning in the education sector at senior level, and global levels is essential for achieving the goals set by the institution, the formulation of plans allow prospective view, the best performance in the conduct of academic programs, necessarily higher education system is inserted within the paradigm of strategic planning. Moreover, the economic crisis that afflicts us internationally, economic, energy, environment, ect, have also influenced the development strategies that adapt to new changes in response to short, medium and long term strategic planning is necessarily a path practicable, to achieve the objectives of the university worldwide.

For others the crisis affecting many countries in Europe today and the rest of the world, has led to the possibility of promoting adequate domestic employment due to the lack of reactivation of the productive and often to the wrong policies for the same lack of managerial skills or lack of coordination in the planning levels to an inappropriate relationship between decision-making bodies. In this sense there should be a strategic plan where all the bodies that have to do with the economic development of a country and a whole other world and not a single country or region to participate fully.

This results in difficulties inherent in institutions that are adrift, without coordination or absence of a real planning process. A strategic plan to meet other goals, requires a structure, a system of communication, sustainability, flexibility and authority in their projections, concentration and participation in their vision and implementation flexibility and global systemic evaluation.

The transformation of education systems in Europe, Latin America are on the free and the rest of the continents and that is not the solution, we need to globalize the common methods and marked by UNESCO, and adequate funding, and systems that theoretically refloat can not do for themselves and act with dignity for our brothers citizens of this planet we call earth and loved. We note that:. “New information technologies and telecommunications offer an enormous potential to transform education systems around the world …. The promise of new technologies is to significantly expand the boundaries of that village, that is, to break the barrier of space, time, culture and socioeconomic status that limits the education of any person to use the resources and expertise that until recently was inaccessible for learning. Traveling to another planet, attending classes by the best teachers, live events that occurred in another time, operate virtually the heart of a patient, try a new technique to simulate a production method, consult any documentary reference, receive instant feedback on resuscitation what you do and communicate with any person with sound, image and perception should be ready three-dimensional integral aspects of the village in charge of searching for all people ”

We note that access to information and the same condition to the Internet and the new form of interactivity and the use of computers are revolutionizing teaching resources that allow the methodology of education, and directly affect the aspect of teaching. We can say that it changes completely the medium of instruction, and not memorized texts, but that technology allows us to obtain the updated information to respond to any problems and the implementation of certain methods and statistics, this may change the current reality and the student obtains new knowledge according to the productive sector of their social environment.

“Today there are more specific reasons to believe that the cooperation between universities, with the productive sector is becoming more important throughout the world … The technological revolution based on science continually creates new comparative advantages, undoes the traditions and affects competitiveness of all productive branches. In other words the ability to compete depends on now much more scientific and technical strengths of natural resources, cheap labor or any other factor, most countries have adopted models that require inserting opening their effective market economies increasingly global and competitive exports as the sale of many companies in domestic markets can be facilitated by this cooperation, the current conditions require, as a condition for success and survival, the production units to make better use ignite knowledge and help more universities to companies to meet this challenge ”

However, it has increased in recent years the conditions for cooperation between business and university level, ie an approach has attended since the entrepreneurs have realized that universities have the knowledge of knowledge, is today where there is a plant dedicated researchers to generate and develop knowledge that will always be a function of responding to an applicant in the same company, the company recognized and approached to seek solidarity in improving the technology in order to achieve improved competitiveness and participation in the market, the great advantage of this relationship is productivity-competitiveness. Achieving this way that universities can get higher income and a diversification of their finances, practical experience in academics, student internships in companies and implementation of theses business support, use of underutilized capacity, greater knowledge of reality national insertion into the environment and opportunity to contribute to problem solving and development.

Education in general can be considered as a phenomenon which is economic. Necessarily be inserted into a development process is necessary to invest in the education sector. An investment that is in terms of a physical plant, human resources, projects and other priorities.

It is important to note that strategic planning is a systematic evaluation process in which we define objectives, strategies, guidelines, objectives, policies and where others are facing three major questions. Where are we today?, Where do we go? And how do we get to where we want to go? The question “Where are we today? Allows to analyze the situation, ie the internal environment and competition, where we want to respect the objectives and long-term goals, the question as we get to where we want to go to understand the market and competition.

Strategic planning as a key tool for educational development, will affect the economic growth and development in decision-making in the high productive investment and structural changes in the educational system. The educational system should further strengthen the ties between teaching, research and extension, to establish cooperation agreements between educational sectors.

The institutions of higher education must adopt a new paradigm for strategic planning model to be effective in different special areas (top management, middle management and operational management). A viable model adapted to the organizational structure and operations, which should provide a mechanism instrumental to senior management, guidelines, strategies, policies and objectives. A knowledge of other internal and external situation in terms of its political economic and sociocultural environment always provide a practical and strategic opportunities and strengths that are in the regional and national environment.

Taking into account the current situation over the existence of planning must be an approach that allows to anticipate and take decisions on this to lead to a desirable and possible future is being put to rest a process of continuous and systematic evaluation of any nature institutional.

Strategic planning can be instrumental in the process of internal and external development of the educational process and in that sense to generate a prospective experiential process of strategic planning. D and hence the importance of probe to approach the answers to the following questions.

 What are the models that support strategic planning?

 What are the theoretical foundations of strategic planning?

 What are the uncertainties of strategic planning in higher education?

 What is the experience of the applicability of strategic planning?

 What kind of strategic plans are developed in institutions of higher education?

 Is it possible a new paradigm in the field of strategic planning?

“The Education International Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, educated youth of the global society for the 21st century. Created by global civil society CCLP worldwide, backed by thousands of members, volunteers , organizations and institutions and individuals committed to support the youth of the Charter is not simply a call to action, but an inspirational force paramotivar change worldwide. The letter is being practiced internationally drafted the declaration of higher education 21st century by UNESCO, ten principles of Global Compact and the Declaration of Higher Education for more sustainable livelihoods.

Comment by Jenaro Romero Pastor. Prof. MS.c. DS.c. Ph.D

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