Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Edith Cowan University, Western Australia in association with Khon Kaen University, Thailand and Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand.


EDU-COM 2008 International Conference. Sustainability in Higher Education: Directions for Change, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia, 19-21 November 2008.


The world is changing so fast that in order for schools and universities to cope with new innovations, they should keep at pace with the tempo of societal changes and technological progress. The schools of today should participate in the educational and social revolution. Thus, the curriculum in Philippine schools today has to be geared to the rapid societal changes and the new responsibilities for the new breed of Filipinos. The three most important sectors of society that give direct input to the improvement of the curriculum are the academe (institutions), the government, and the industries (both public and private companies). Some government institutions, such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (DepEd), are directly involved in upgrading the curricular programs of learning institutions. They oversee and control the operations of schools, colleges and universities.