Socio-Ideological Reproduction in Filipino Workers Exportation: A View on Sustainability Education

Culala, Harold John D., and Jintalan, Joseph R. (2019) Socio-Ideological Reproduction in Filipino Workers Exportation: A View on Sustainability Education. Jurnal Kemanusiaan, 17 (2). pp. 46-52.

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This paper examines the Philippine education context, in particular the K to 12 curriculum and its related education reforms, with reference to the ideas of UNESCO's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and sustainable education by Stephen Sterling (2001). This paper explores the argument that ESD, being part of a market-driven curriculum, seems to make curriculum offering heavy in a way that it focuses on themes and concepts rather than fundamental skills needed in achieving sustainability, and thereby becomes a contributor on the problem of achieving sustainable development. Moreover, this paper posits that educational atomism occurs as learning content and experiences becomes isolated based on the context and needs determined in a market-driven curriculum and therefore induces the case of job mismatch and contributes to reproducing the condition for Filipino workers exportation. Thus, gearing away from the partial and accommodatory market and labour driven curriculum and focusing on a sustainable education curriculum is needed to emphasise on fundamental skills that would capacitate individuals to achieve sustainability. This paper aims to contribute to the on-going discourse on sustainable education and reforms.

Item ID: 81697
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2600-755X
Keywords: Curriculum policy, Overseas Filipino Workers, Education for Sustainable Education, Sustainable Education
Copyright Information: © 2019 Penerbit UTM Press. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2024 00:01
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390399 Education systems not elsewhere classified @ 60%
39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy @ 40%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160205 Policies and development @ 60%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160399 Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 40%
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