Adult Education for Social Change

Adult Education for Social Change

2 year Master Program at Glasgow University

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Myanmar used to rank the highest in literary ranks in Asia, boasted as the tiger of the region before 1948. However, under the military regime, the education system has been deteriorating due to a systematic manipulation with the purpose of influencing the citizens with the propaganda agenda of the ruling government. Since then, Myanmar has ranked among the lowest, being 164th out of 168 countries, with a discouraging spending of 1.3% of its GDP on education (UNESCO, 2011). With the recent change of government, it has increased to 5% of the total government expenditure, but the challenges remain in infrastructural development, equality, and empowering human resources. In all levels of education, students are taught to obey and listen to teachers than to observe and question. As an ex international student myself, I realized this is the most hauling and daunting challenge that we face in the learning environment. We need to move forward from traditional ineffective teaching style to an open, communicative, student-based education system. Being a part of the community here in Myanmar and seeing the needs of our country by my own eyes, it only inspired me to pursue a higher education that is of excellent from University of Glasgow, especially in the field of Adult Education for Social Change, in order to understand and measure the dynamics of education and its great impact on the youth, who are the future of the country. Through this decent education, I will have the opportunity to stand among the brilliant minds of my generation to put our heads together to revive our country.