The advent of globalization and technological advancement has changed the needs of students in terms of learning and retaining knowledge gained from educational institutions. Learning theories and styles applicable ten or twenty years ago may not be applicable in the educational systems at present. This paper examines the growing demand for educational reforms which are appropriate to the needs of students in order to become globally competitive and promising contributors to the world’s growth and development.
To know what educational reform styles are effective, three case studies were conducted in three universities wherein they investigated its respective educational systems. Data have been collected from the university’s records, publications, interviews as well as the use of questionnaires. Results have shown that the effectiveness of educational systems depends on its applicability and its ability to meet the demands of the times.
Meaning, the issue was what kind of education is required in the present society. These were depicted in their graduates’ performance from their respective schools per records that were studied. By implementing appropriate educational systems, products of different universities tend to be successful professionally and globally competitive according to the standards of the 21st century in all aspects of development – social, economic, political, religious, and cultural among others. . Introduction
To address fully the global and technological challenges that keep on changing by the day, great educational thinkers have narrowed down there efforts on educational reforms as the only solution. As a result of this, various educational reforms have been advocated with some being adopted while others have been neglected altogether. This paper will seek to examine some of these reforms that have been touted to be worthwhile in regards to the contemporary global and technological challenges.