Globalization Impact On Education

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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how the different variables of globalization affected the higher education in the Western Balkans during the post-socialism time. This particular region was chosen because of the similar impact that globalization had in the education system. Inn addition, the Western Balkans is categorized as a region with cultural, political and economical similarities. The context of this paper is focused on the complex transition process and the reformation of the higher education in the region. Moreover it highlights the outcomes of globalization and the implementation of the neo-liberal orientated policies after the fall of the socialist regime.
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This theory came as a necessity to replace the Modernization theory which at that time was considered as highly Western-centric. Furthermore the focus of the Modernization theory was only in a single country without taking in consideration the global dynamics in general. Wallertain in his publication “the Modern World system 1: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century” explaned the WST by dividing the world in three main divisions: the Core, Periphery and Semi-Periphery (Wallerstein,…show more content…
These countries are categorized as countries with an independent economy are military powerful and they do not dependent on other countries for any reason. The Periphery countries like Croatia, South-Africa and Brazil on the other hand, are developing countries and are partially dependent from the Core countries. These countries are industrialized nations but they usually seek economical support and military assistance from the Core countries. The Semi-periphery countries, like mostly of the Latin America and Central Africa countries, are semi-industrialized countries and they depend on all other countries for technological, economical, military and political assistance.
World-System Theory alleges that we need to study the entire global economy as a world system and not for each country separately. This is essential because we cannot understand the fate of a single country without understanding how it fits into the overall system. Moreover it continues stating that countries are categorized as “rich” or “poor” because of their position relative to others in the global capitalist
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