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Globalization and Education

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John Tan

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Globalization and Education
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1. Identify the characteristics of globalization that are related to education.

2. Describe how socio-cultural, environmental, geographical, political, and equity issues affect globalization.

3. Discuss and explain globalization and education in the perspective of conflict and concensus theorists.

4. Discuss the impact of globalization on the process and progress of education.

Globalization - refers to an increasing interconnectedness and convergence of activities and forms of life among diverse culture throughout the world.

Education systems can be seen as the core of the globalization process. Rinne (2000) emphasizes that educational policy has become an ever more important part of economic, trade, labor, and social policy in western countries. One concrete global development is the development of mega-universities, university network, and virtual universities that can offer competitive training programs for students recruited all over the world.
political terms
, a certain loss of nation-state sovereignty or at least the erosion of national autonomy, and correspondingly, a weakening of the nation of the "citizen" as a unified and unifying concepts, a concept that can be characterized by precise roles, rights, obligations and status.

cultural terms
, a tension between the ways in which globalization brings fort more standardization and cultural homogeneity, while also bringing more fragmentation through the rise of locally oriented movements. Conflicted and dialectical situation, with both cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity appearing simultaneously in cultural landscape.
An education for globalization should therefore nurture the higher cognitive skills require for problem finding.

Globalization links individuals and institutions across the world with unprecedented interconnection. While it may spread certain freedoms, higher living standards, and a sense of international relatedness, it also threatens the world with a "universal" economy and culture rooted in north american and western ideals and interest. Globalization will remain dominant paradigm for the foreseeable future.

Global education traditionally aim to do : extend students' awareness of the world in which they live by a diverse of human thoughts and actions , and creativity. Emphasize on the changes in communication and relationship among people throughout the world.
Global Education and Globalization
Characteristics of Globalization that can be link to Education
educational terms
, there is growing understanding the neo-liberal version of globalization, particularly as implemented (and ideologically) by bilateral, multilateral and international organizations.

economics terms
, a transition from Fordist to Post-Fordist forms of work place organization ; a rise in internationalized advertizing and consumption patterns ; a reduction in barriers to the free flow of goods, workers and investments across national borders ; and correspondingly, new pressures of workers and consumer in the society.
- demand for widening of education access for all

-continuous life long learning

-global versus local cultural developments.

-creation of new educational networked organizations

-changing of educational management from hierarchical institutions to equal distributions of network organizations from commanding to negotiating.

-demand for more flexible and general skills.
What are the Core Values and Competencies for Global Education
- Peace
- Non-Violence
- Social Justice
- Human Rights
- Economic well-being
- Equity
- Cultural Integrity
- Ecological Balance
- Self Worth
- Self Affirmation
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