Is There Emphasis on The Development of Individual Characteristics in The Current Education System with Horizontal Axis?
The horizontal axis efficiency of the current education system seems to have completed its study period. Since existing education systems are organized horizontally, their sustainability is gradually weakening. Due to the horizontal axis of the current education systems, serious problems arise especially in the use of the education rights of individuals and in meeting the educational needs and expectations of the individuals in the system. Strict adherence to the horizontal axis in existing education systems causes the individual to keep under control and limit the opportunities for self-actualization. Since the focus is on the expectations of the society and common features to be gained to the groups on the horizontal axis, individuals’ presence in the education system with their characteristics is generally prevented or ignored. The horizontal axis education system, which focuses on the group rather than the individual, ensures its own sustainability by strictly adhering to the principles that may prevent the development of the individual.
While strictly adhering to the horizontal axis applications in primary education, secondary education, high school and undergraduate education process, it can be said that some features of the vertical axis understanding are partially applied only in postgraduate education Common standards, goals, achievements and competencies are defined for everyone in the context of time, subject, processes and outputs for the learning to be realized in the horizontal axis education system. Everyone has to complete or achieve these features foreseen for an average learner in the same way. The horizontal axis education approach works just like a factory that makes mass production using pre-designed molds. It makes production by using molds, numbers, raw materials, colors, shapes and patterns, taking into account the needs and expectations. Partial changes in production in such a mass production factory are added to the system by taking into account the fashionable features, market expectations and consumption habits and a commercial perspective direct this production.
The analogy of schools to a factory may cause many objections, but as an educator it has been used as a metaphor to describe the impasse of the current education system. For this reason, I would like to point out that educators, students, teachers, parents and those responsible for the construction and operation of the system are excluded from this analogy. Because these people work too hard to operate of the education system.