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Colección: Trends for a common future
Autor: Noel F. McGinn
Título: Toward International Cooperation in Education for the Integration of the Americas

An Outline of a New Paradigm for Education

Merely increasing resources for today’s systems of education cannot generate these changes. Instead there must be a fundamental paradigm shift in education equivalent to that which is underway in economics and politics. Some elements of that paradigm have already appeared:
  • recognition of the decreasing life span of useful knowledge in a rapidly changing world;
  • recognition that each individual constructs their own knowledge, in part through interpretation of other’s knowledge but primarily through action and reflection;
  • a shift from schools and teachers as sources of knowledge to facilitators of learning through action;
  • reduced distance between sites of learning and sites of action (home, office, factory, meeting room, etc.);
  • greater emphasis on learning through action as a collective process involving not just students and teachers; and
  • the importance of broad social participation in the construction of a new consensus about education (Schiefelbein & Tedesco, 1995; Tedesco, 1992; Tedesco, 1997).
The construction of a new consensus, and the elaboration of the new paradigm, can be facilitated through and requires greater cooperation among the countries of the Americas. We turn then to a consideration of how aid can be used more effectively to stimulate greater collaboration in the construction of a new education.

[INDEX] [Presentation] [Introduction] [The Evolution of International Cooperation in Education in the Americas] [Cooperation After Nationalism] [International Cooperation as Supranationalism] [Cooperation for International Development] [Resistance to Aid] [Cooperation as Collaboration within Latin America] [Cooperation as Structural Adjustment] [The Current Situation of Education in the Americas] [Current Status of Education] [Summary] [Current Forms of International Cooperation] [Aid as a Form of International Cooperation] [Varieties of Aid] [Uniformization as a Consequence of Aid] [Aid or Assistance from Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations] [Cooperation by Transnational Corporations] [Aid and Assistance from NGOs] [Aid by Philanthropic Foundations] [Aid Mediated through Educational Institutions] [International Cooperation in the Form of Collaboration] [Examples of Collaboration in Higher Education] [Obstacles to International Collaboration in Higher Education] [Examples of Collaboration Between Non-governmental Organizations] [Other Instances of Collaboration] [Summary] [Globalization and International Cooperation] [The New Industrial Paradigm] [Implications of the New Industrial Paradigm for Education] [The New Development Model] [An Outline of a New Paradigm for Education] [Alternative Approaches to International Cooperation in Education] [An Example of Regional Collaboration to Develop a New Paradigm] [Notes] [References]