Effects of Globalization in Education
...Effects of globalization in education Nowadays no one can ignore the importance of education to society. Education is a tool that will allow people to achieve every goal they set for their lives. Learning opens doors to a great world of possibilities that will most likely lead to success. People who are not fortune enough to receive a formal education will have to face a road full of difficulties throughout their lives. It is not a secret that the more education people have, the better standard of living they will enjoy. Globalization has brought an innumerable amount of positive and negative changes to the world. One of those aspects that has been affected by those changes is, without any doubt, education. Globalization has more positive than negative effects in education and the way it is delivered in both developed and developing countries. One positive effect that globalization has brought to education is the fast development in educational technology. A massive technological impact can be observed when comparing today’s classrooms and classrooms from some years ago. This impact is transforming the way the students learn and is equipping them with a variety of skills to confront a competitive global market that is demanding workers that are prepared to assume roles according to the organization’s requirements. Day by day we can see how vanguard technology is entering the classrooms. Smart boards, laptops, NEOs, video projection screens, on-line libraries, and......
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Effects of Globalization in Africa
...Globalization has indeed brought a lot changes in the International System which does constitute smaller actors like those from the third world countries especially Africa. Globalization can be said to be a unitarization factor of the world hence making the world look like one whole entity. Globalization has both positive and negative impacts to Africa as a continent. It is no doubt that globalization has promoted greater respect for human rights, democracy, liberalized trading, technology, and contributed to the development of African press. This has strongly opened African countries to far greater scrutiny than in the past, making life hard for African governments to get away with excessive and blatant abuses of democratic leadership governance and transparency. Moreover, the technological revolution presupposes the free movement of goods, information, and people across national boundaries. It has an effect on employment patterns worldwide by the contribution to a great deal of outsourcing which is one of the best organizational and industry structure shifts these changes the way business operates. Further, Globalization is changing organizational structures where expenses can move up or down as the business climate dictates. In terms of positive economic opportunities globalization is the establishment of new economic opportunities for corporations, small businesses, through the access to global markets. Kenya has benefited from globalization by increasing the share of......
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Globalization and Education
...When people think about globalization, most focus on sweatshop labor and the loss of manufacturing jobs overseas. It is easy to understand the race to the bottom that results as factory workers in one place face more intense competition from lower-cost labor on the other side of the world. College teachers would do well, however, to include their own future prospects as they consider the impact of globalization over the coming years. The university will be a very different place in another decade or two, and what it will look like depends to a large degree on what version of globalization wins out. Today we are often told that education must be made more efficient by being forced into the market model, moving away from the traditional concept of education as a publicly provided social good. This neoliberalism—the belief that today’s problems are best addressed by the market, and that government regulation and the public sector should both be as minimal as possible—is not unique to debates over education: it dominates economics, politics and ideology in the U.S. and most of the world. There are three elements involved in the neoliberal model of education: making the provision of education more cost-efficient by commodifying the product; testing performance by standardizing the experience in a way that allows for multiple-choice testing of results; and focusing on marketable skills. The three elements are combined in different policies—cutbacks in the public sector,......
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The Effect of Globalization in Guatemala’s Biodiversity
...MO Prof. Carranza CAS 355 12/14/09 The Effect of Globalization in Guatemala’s Biodiversity Guatemala is a country territorially small, but with a unique natural and cultural in the world. It’s condition as the linkage between two continental spheres, also with the variety of terrestrial and edaphic (physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the land) forms, the amplitude altitudinal, pluvial and thermal, between some other factors, are responsible of the existence of a great variety of ecosystems and of species. Also, Guatemala is one of the countries around the world with a big ethnic diversity. This natural and ethnic diversity have generated many ways of interaction and use of the wild species, as to an intense domestic adaptation that has become an important support for the diet of Guatemalans and of many habitants of many other countries. Guatemala has being denominated Mesoamerican Center, is one of eight important world centers of cultivated plants. It is also part of the Mesoamerican Eco-region, which is one of twenty-five terrestrial eco-regions most important in the world, not only for its large biodiversity but also because of the high threats of itself (Galvez, 2000). This essay will present some of the elements of most importance of the biological biodiversity in the development of the human kind, as its relevance of the natural capital. Guatemala it’s a place of big amplitude of different live organisms that interact as to form...
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Effects of Globalization
...Globalization is a term that has been defined differently by all who use the word. Personally, I feel that one of the clearer definition of Globalization is that it is the "increasing global connectivity, integration and interdependence in the economic, social, technological, cultural, political, and ecological spheres (Wikipidia)." There are numerous ways in which globalization has impacted the world today. Globalization lets countries do what they can do best. By using a country’s comparative advantage, or what they can produce at a lower opportunity cost than other countries, they can get all the benefits of trade. If every country has a comparative advantage that means that everyone can gain from trade. Japan is Canada's fifth largest trading partner and trade between the two countries was worth about $23 billion in 2012 (CBC News). A total of 41.73% of Canadian imports from Japan are motor vehicles and automotive parts, while 18.62% of Canadian exports to Japan are mineral fuels & oils (Industry Canada). Another great advantage of globalization is the ability to allow companies to expand globally, creating a larger market. This not only increases the availability of variety of goods and services to the consumers, but also creates greater employment opportunities for the people. One example is Apple products. Ipad, Iphones, Ipod & Mac are being used by people all over the world. It gives consumers more selection when deciding to purchase an electronic product. As......
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On the Effects of Globalization
...June 23rd Current Japanese Politics 1920 Rapid Modernization Well into Meiji Period, and the population was very young, and increasing. 1950 Post WWII The population was still being rapidly expanded, more and more. However gaps develop for those killed in war... Massive bottom heavy. 1960 Rapid Economic Growth Fewer infants and children, a massive bulge of previously children starts moving up the population period. Women joined the workforce, expansion of higher education, fewer babies. 1990 Less and less newborns, very small compared to middle aged and old. Moving forward with projection, it's extremely top heavily. Welfare is projected to be one working person for every person on welfare. Rapidly aging population, although China's is aging faster. China will have 300 million people over 60. Aging population coupled with shrinking economy. Less young people, less consuming. Abenomics Spend more money to stimulate economy. Currently working (ish) for the short term. Bank of Japan keeps the interest rate low, so that money moves more throughout the market. Private industry can expand. Keynesian, except there are no new industries are being developed. Japan is now opening up the weapons market (ish). Very successful rockets industries coupled with large quantities of plutonium after the shutdown of nuclear facilities. Worries some due to the potential for developing nuclear arms. Some politicians are pushing for......
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Effect of Globalization
... Index Introduction 3 Main Body 3-6 What is globalization 3-4 The rise of globalization and the effects on the "global village" 5 Effects on Africa and developing countries 6 Conclusion 7-8 Bibliography 9 Introduction This paper aims to firstly discuss what is the globalization and then to look at the effect that it has on the “global village” and mostly on poor countries such as countries inside the Africa’s continent. These topics are raised as we discuss globalization as an economic culture and a source of conflict due to the imperative change in methods of production and consumption. What is globalization? There are a lot and different proposed definition of globalization as "the set of processes of global and regional integration" currently underway at the global level . One of the most successful definitions of “globalization” is the one given by the English sociologist Anthony Giddens . according to which the term refers to "the intensification of worldwide social relations which are able to link really distant localities, making sure that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa". Giddens believes that globalization has the characteristics typical of modernity , including the idea of the nation state, the capitalist economy, the division of labor and militarism. Globalization is thus essentially an expansion of the western Europe modernity and......
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Impact of Globalization in Education
...Education ( formal ,informal) Globalization, Sociological Imagination The principal objective of education has been the development of the whole individual. The minimum level of education that was necessary to achieve this goal in the agrarian society was basic or primary and in the industrial age, secondary. In the present borderless information society, education needs to be able to respond to additional demands of a rapidly globalizing world by raising awareness of environment, peace, cultural and social diversity, increased competitiveness, and the concept of a global village. Such education is to a knowledge or information society what secondary education was to an industrial economy. Education prepares the individual to connect - and live in harmony - with the environment around him. Globalization has changed the size, nature and quality of that environment. The challenge for higher education, therefore, is to reform, create and develop systems that prepare the individual to work in a borderless economy and live in a global society. In other words, our educational institutions need to produce global citizens. Formal is classroom-based, provided by trained teachers. Informal education happens outside the classroom ,in after-school programs ,community-based organizations ,museums ,libraries, or at home. Whatever your view on education ,it is clear that schools are one of the most important agents of secondary socialization . Peer groups and teachers have a major......
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Effects of Globalization in Education
...Effects of globalization in education Nowadays no one can ignore the importance of education to society. Education is a tool that will allow people to achieve every goal they set for their lives. Learning opens doors to a great world of possibilities that will most likely lead to success. People who are not fortune enough to receive a formal education will have to face a road full of difficulties throughout their lives. It is not a secret that the more education people have, the better standard of living they will enjoy. Globalization has brought an innumerable amount of positive and negative changes to the world. One of those aspects that has been affected by those changes is, without any doubt, education. Globalization has more positive than negative effects in education and the way it is delivered in both developed and developing countries. One positive effect that globalization has brought to education is the fast development in educational technology. A massive technological impact can be observed when comparing today’s classrooms and classrooms from some years ago. This impact is transforming the way the students learn and is equipping them with a variety of skills to confront a competitive global market that is demanding workers that are prepared to assume roles according to the organization’s requirements. Day by day we can see how vanguard technology is entering the classrooms. Smart boards, laptops, NEOs, video projection screens, on-line libraries,......
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The Globalization Effect
...The Globalization Effect The waking of the “Giant” during World War II, gave way to the palpable strength of an American society that was felt throughout the new, post-war world. The democratic mission of America was brought forth and the words carved into the Statue of liberty “Give me your tired, your poor, your Huddled masses yearning to breathe free..” or the “American dream” showed once again to be the mission of the American/Western society. Post-war America, a more industrialized nation by then, started the globalization movement of a renewed capitalist society. After the war, America had a foothold in each corner of the world; this was the first time in history that the whole world could be impacted by the ideas of one nation and its allies. With the increase in globalization; new, postmodern issues presented themselves to western civilizations; issues which were not encountered since the Romanization period of Europe. The new, postmodern world was a macro view of an older, more micro world which was dependent on “states” being independent of the world around them. The more liberal views and tolerance towards religious freedom and the American integration of the world and same sex marriages was proven to be the catalyst for a new more expansive world in the 20th and 21st century. Integration of cultures is not unfamiliar. American and Western societies were based on an older practical model that had been used since Sumerians,......
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The Effects of Globalization and the Coffee Industry
...The Effects of Globalization and the Coffee Industry Assignment #5 ECON 401 December 30, 2014 Globalization has had an effect on many aspects of our lives, socially, economically, politically, and culturally. Since the 1970’s trade barriers have been minimized and the coffee industry has been a high import and export for many countries being the second most traded commodity in the world behind crude oil (Chapman, Hodges, 2011). As the industry evolved and large corporations fed on the increasing demand for coffee, it has become a commodity many countries rely on; 20 million people depend on coffee for their livelihood (AAFC, 2010), whether it be the north American coffee retailor to the small farmer, we can say that globalization has and will continue to affect every aspect of the coffee chain. Supply, Demand & Price It is evident today that people need to have their coffee. In the 1960’s and 70’s half of the worlds coffee came from Columbia and it was about $3.00 per pound (Lewis, 2014). The industry was booming and protected by the Columbia Coffee Federation. This was a regulatory party who acted as a mini union for the coffee farmers who basically had no voice to the state. At this time it was good business to be in agriculture in Columbia. Since then demand has only risen as the large coffee retailors such as Starbucks and Seattle’s best have made coffee drinking a major social pastime. The shifts in the coffee supply and demand are not predicted by...
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Effect of Globalization in Education
...Delhi EFFECTS OF GLOBALISATION ON EDUCATION AND CULTURE S. Chinnammai University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Education is undergoing constant changes under the effects of globalisation. The effects of globalisation on education bring rapid developments in technology and communications are foreseeing changes within learning systems across the world as ideas, values and knowledge, changing the roles of students and teachers, and producing a shift in society from industrialisation towards an information-based society. It reflects the effect on culture and brings about a new form of cultural imperialism. The rise of new cultural imperialism is shaping children, the future citizens of the world into ‘global citizens’, intelligent people with a broad range of skills and knowledge to apply to a competitive, information based society. Globalisation and technological advancements are delivering and increasing access to the world and subsequently subjects should reflect this global outlook. The internationalisation of higher education can be linked to various internal and external changes in the international system. Externally, there have been changes in the labour market, which have resulted in calls for more knowledge and skilled workers, and workers with deeper understandings of languages, cultures and business methods all over the world. Education is becoming more invaluable to individuals. In today's environment, education......
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Impact of Globalization on Education
...Culture and Globalization Table of Contents PREFACE ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................................................... 2 GLOBALIZATION VS. LOCAL CULTURES .................................................................................................................................... 3 THE INFLUENCE OF U.S. CORPORATIONS ON LOCAL MORES ................................................................................................... 3 THE DOMINANCE OF THE AMERICAN MARKET .......................................................................................................................... 4 THE INTEGRATION OF CULTURES ............................................................................................................................................ 6 REAFFIRMATION OF LOCAL CULTURE ...................................................................................................................................... 6 A CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS?.................................................................................................................................................. 7 CULTURAL IMPACTS OF GLOBALIZATION ....................................................
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The Effects of Globalization and Neoliberalism in Africa
...The Effects of Globalization and Neoliberalism on African Societies Globalization and neoliberalism are concepts that can be applied to the analysis of any aspect of modern day society. Social life in a particular area is filled with the constant spread of ideas, practices and beliefs due largely to globalization. This paper will provide an in depth view on the effects Globalization and neoliberalism has had on culture and development in African societies. Within Africa lies various intricate backgrounds from its colonialism roots to the shift towards globalization in the effort to promote development. Exposing the dynamics of globalization as well as its impact on African societies will lead to a better understanding of the relationship between Africa and the international community. Globalization, as defined by Held et al. , sees the issue “as a process (or set of processes) which embodies a transformation in the spatial organization of social relations and transactions--assessed in terms of their extensity, intensity, velocity and impact--generating transcontinental or interregional flows and networks of activity, interaction and the exercise of power.” (Held et al. 2004: 68), It involves the increased interaction between nations and the exchange of ideas, practices, relations and organization. (Ritzer 2008:574). One must be aware that the theory of globalization can be expressed through economic terms as well as sociologically. The...
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Globalization and Its Impact on Medical Education
...Globalization and its Impact on Medical Education Abstract: The world is transforming from one of segmented and individual countries into one global universal. Due to globalization investors are now able to take advantage of resources in other countries to further advance their businesses and expand their client base. This also applies to medical schools across the world. These schools are now trying to appeal to the international student in addition to the country's local citizens. They are doing so by promoting cheaper education, providing grants for eligible foreign students, and accommodating foreign students' language and academic needs. They are also purchasing the curriculums and accreditations of western schools to make their schools more appealing. There is question, however, if these schools are well equipped to train the international physician. It is a concern to many that these schools cannot truly train a physician to practice anywhere in the world. Many believe that medical schools are aiming to increase revenue at the sacrifice for producing inadequately trained medical personnel that can operate in any area of the world after graduation. There are some that propose a universally acceptable medical school curriculum that all medical schools must abide to maintain accreditation to address this issue. Composing such a curriculum, however, is an extremely difficult to accomplish. Educational methods in different areas of the world differ based on......
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Globalization in Education
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‘Time-Space compression’. That is how Harvey (1999) summarised the term globalisation. It is brief, yet the phrase still brings an enormous connotation of globalisation which implies that the process of globalisation has demolished the geographical, cultural, social and historical boundaries across the world and the intensification of social relationship is evident. With regard to the topic of globalisation, my group had decided to choose the topic on “Globalisation In Education” to fulfill the requirements for our short coursework task. I personally view this task as a podium for me to acquire new knowledge specifically the one regarding on the impacts of globalisation in education.
In the first place, globalisation has elevated the standard of education in such a way that individuals in now globalised world are lavish with information by the growing number of both private as well as public higher learning institutions. This is in contrast to one of the scenes depicted in the movie clip which portrays the previous education system in Malaysia. The inadequacy of facilities makes the learning process inconvenient for both the teacher and the students. Nowadays, there has been a growing number of public as well as private universities in Malaysia. ‘In 1985, Malaysia only had 6 public institutions but the number has increased to 20 in 2008’ (Morshidi Sirat and Tierney, 2008). Along with this, a lot of steps have been taken for example the establishment of APEX (Accelerated Programme for Excellence) universities and research universities to improve the standard of our national education system. The Star dated October 20, 2009 entitled “USM bags five awards at British invention show” has proven the credibility of USM in obtaining the APEX status.
In the same way, globalisation in education has also enabled easy access to information. Conversely to the traditional educational system during the British colonisation in which information was scarce and the learning process is only confined to the real classroom, today’s education system portrays new trends. In the movie clip, we have incorporated a few future trends in education through the scene in which a student watches her tutorial task through a video. With the assistance of the technological advances she manages to learn through e-learning and distance learning. The technology has given great impacts on education as it bridges the time constrain and allows learning process to take place anytime and everywhere. Taking e-learning as an example, it is reliable as it reduces learning time, and overall costs such as meeting room rentals, student lodging and meals.
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Despite these findings, some people believe that globalisation in education does bring significant repercussions. Quantity versus quality- a question that has been greatly debated nowadays. With the flourishing number of private universities around the world, the quality of education is at stake. This is because some universities provide programmes which are not recognised by Malaysian standard. This is when Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) has to step in and play its roles to ‘ensure and safeguard the quality of Malaysia’s HEIs (Higher Learning Institutions)’ (The Star, September 2009). Stunned by the fact that even ‘reliable-sounding-name’ universities such as Irish International University, Pacific Western University, Cambridgeshire University and Dublin Metropolitan University were blacklisted by the government, we were called to include an interview scene. In this scene, a candidate from a local higher learning institution was employed in spite of the one with the degree from an international university that does not qualify by MQA. One such occurrence, a recent case in Petaling Jaya which involved a man whose allegedly international degree was found bogus and lost RM11000 proved that the awareness on the importance of MQA is still scarce among Malaysians.
Apart from the qualification, the vision of making Malaysia into an international education hub might be diverted by some crime scenes involving foreign students who enrolled in learning institutions here. Although the number of students who enrolled at private learning institutions in Malaysia has increased from 48000 in 2007 to 71000 in 2008, an article from The Star dated April 2009 revealed that ‘six Nigerian private college students were held’ for running an internet scam and cheating foreigners into applying for non-existent jobs. This really contradicts the divine intention of the government that is to attract foreigners to study in Malaysia. Similarly, the acceptance of local towards foreign students is also disappointing. Foreign students for instance Africans, claimed that they have to face the racist slurs and insult from the locals. The problem intensified with the death of three Bostwana students in 2008 which witnessed the hostile Malaysian environment being blamed for the incident. In light of this finding, the Bostwana government decided to reduce the number of students sent to study in Malaysian universities and colleges.
Therefore, it is believed that globalisation in education has benefited mankind in numerous ways. However, the negative sides of it do exist. In final consideration, it is humans themselves who are fully responsible to determine whether globalisation in education brings more boon than bane or the other way around.