GLOBALIZATION AND EDUCATION

Globalization has a wide role to play worldwide. It has left back its footprints at every sphere of life. Globalization has had an uneven development in different areas of human knowledge. In some fields, globalization has advanced more thoroughly; like in commerce and trade, technology, sports, art and even in the education field, globalization has already made huge strides. Education is a key factor in dealing with the impact of global megatrends. Standardizing education to fit global standards has been an age-old practice that has had spectacular developments in the recent decades; for example, the International Baccalaureate program at the high school level. This program has been increasingly popular and demanded among students and teachers around the planet. An important component of globalization in relation to education is the need for producing higher quality manpower that can successfully face the competition in the world. The effects of globalization 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 industrialization 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. The large difference in opportunities in education between countries is one of the basic causes of global inequality. This paper analyze the effect of globalization on education and relationship between them.

Keywords: Globalization, Spectacular Development, Global Inequality, Cultural Effect.a

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