The Globalization of Education

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In this modern era, the term “globalization” is used, accepted, and treated widely in most parts of the world. It is a worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration. Actually, there are massive numbers of debates happening around the world relating to the “globalization” issue. Indeed, globalization has brought an innumerable amount of positive and negative alterations to the world. One of the aspects that have been affected by those changes is, without any doubt, education. No one can negate the impact of globalization on education since it has created many changes in the education system all over the world. Apart from some drawbacks, globalization definitely has many positive effects in education and the way it is delivered not only for developed countries but also for developing countries. Globalization is no longer a new concept. Basically, globalization is the process by which different societies, cultures, and regional economies integrate through a worldwide network of political ideas through transportation, communication, and trade. According to Srikant Misra – Figure 1. Education and Globalization Nguyen 2 the instructor of Integral University in India - generally, globalization has affected many nations in various ways by flows of information, ideas, technologies, goods, services, capital, finance, and people (Misra). It is a term that refers to the fast incorporation and interdependence of various nations, which shapes the world affairs on a global level. Mirsa also mentions that “Globalization in historical context has a longer origin than most people are prepared to acknowledge. The two trends in the 1980s and 1990s influenced educational policies all over the world” (Mirsa). Cert... ... middle of paper ... ...ernational Conference. Web. 27 Feb. 2014 Globalization means that education opportunities are wider and borderless Dirk, Van Damme. “Higher Education in the Age of Globalization: The need for a new regulatory framework for recognition, quality assurance and accreditation.” UNESCO Expert Meeting, Paris. 10-11 September 2001. Web. 10 Mar. 2014 “Distance Learning Programs Create New Breed of MBAs.” Targeted News Service. Jul 07 2008. ProQuest. Web. 02 Mar. 2014 . Graddol, David. “The Future of English”. britishcouncil.org. Web. 27 Feb. 2014 “Education”. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. “Education in Developing Countries”. Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Web. 27 Feb. 2014 “FCC Enables High-Speed, Affordable Broadband for Schools and Libraries,” Federal Communications Commission, 2010. Web. 27 Feb. 2014
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