HomePhilosophia: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 39 no. 2 (2010)

Educational Futurism and Southeast Asia

Rolando M. Gripaldo

Discipline: Education, Philosophy



Every ASEAN member envisions itself to become economically and politically efficient and stable—of becoming a First World country. No doubt there are many ways of approaching this vision and making it a reality. But I will argue in this paper that education can play a major role in transforming the region into a First World technopole or economic power through what Alvin Toffler calls the philosophy of “educational futurism.” Educational futurism states that we tailor our present educational plans on our future dreams or visions.