Complexity and Transformation of Education: The Transition from the Local to the Global
Volume 9, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages: 146-154
Received: Jul. 29, 2020;
Accepted: Aug. 24, 2020;
Published: Sep. 8, 2020
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Olga Cecilia Basora Gomez, General Direction of Quality Management, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The relationship between the social, economic, and political systems with the educational system has always existed, but the observation of this correspondence through the gaze of complexity has only been carried out since recent times. Upon delving into it, an ever-growing dynamism is observed in that interdependence. To the extent that the development of the educational system is observed throughout history, the presence of the social, political, and economic system in it is more evident and vice versa. The complexity allows us to observe how the characteristic features of a long, centuries-long first stage, spurred on by the environment, are transformed into others and how they support the system that supports them. It is also observed how the traits belonging to the second stage are useless in these historical moments of social transformation, which is why a new transformation in education is taking place. What are the actions of the environment that can force an educational transformation to take place? What are those traits that characterize today's education? Where is education headed? Surprisingly, the center-periphery relationship emerges as the protagonist in the investigation of the relationship between these systems. This research tries not only to show the existence of this relationship but also the need to delve into it to glimpse the new trends in educational transformation.
Olga Cecilia Basora Gomez,
Complexity and Transformation of Education: The Transition from the Local to the Global, Social Sciences. Special Issue: Contributions to the Scientific Study of Complex-System Dynamics.
Vol. 9, No. 5,
2020, pp. 146-154.
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