The required competencies for future teachers in light of the requirements of intellectual security and knowledge economy
Keywords:intellectual security, knowledge economy, competencies
Intellectual security is one of the most important challenges facing the world in light of the rapid repercussions of globalization. Achieving it has become among the most important issues at all levels due to the radical change that globalization has brought about in the patterns of thinking in society. Also, the process of teacher preparation has gained increasing attention in light of the impact of the information and technological revolutions.. Hence, teacher preparation processes must be reviewed in light of the information and technological revolutions, which qualify him to adapt to the requirements and challenges of this age. Therefore, the research aimed to identify the competencies necessary for the future teacher in light of the requirements of intellectual security and knowledge economy. To achieve this objective, a questionnaire was prepared that includes the competencies required for the teacher to qualify him to achieve the requirements of intellectual security and knowledge economy. It was administered to (77) male and female teachers in the schools of Najran, and (41) members of the teaching staff at the College of Education at Najran University. The final version of the questionnaire included a list of (27) competencies, divided into (15) competencies on intellectual security, and (12) competencies on knowledge economy. The results showed high importance and need for these competencies from the teachers and faculty members’ perspectives. Also, there were no differences in the teachers and faculty members’ responses to the degree of need for these competencies.
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