The Importance Of Globalization And Education

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Globalization is the process of transformation of the whole world into the global village, and it means that the borders of countries are open to reciprocal integration and connection. All governmental systems in both developed and developing countries were under the influence of various globalization processes. Regarding education, it is considered that developing countries felt significant impact of the globalization processes in the last 40 years. Globalization and education are considered as an intertwined set of global processes affecting education, such as worldwide discourses on human capital such as are lifelong learning, the knowledge economy and technology, English as a global language; multilateral organizations and multinational…show more content…
In this case, technology has a double role. First, students should to be able to continually adapt to a work world where there is a continuous innovation of technology. In turn, information technology and communications has given an approach for students to the worldwide education. Also, the technological progress has increased demand for lifelong learning which is the part of the knowledge economy discourse. In this context, primary and secondary education becomes preparation for the lifelong learning required by the rapidly changing technology of the knowledge economy. As a consequence, concerns about lifelong learning have a direct effect on primary and secondary curricula. In discussions of the knowledge economy, preparation for lifelong learning requires an emphasis in primary and secondary schools on learning basic skills, in particular communication and math skills, interpersonal skills, and skills needed to learn other subjects (Spring, 2008). All these skills assumed to be compulsory for the employee on the future…show more content…
This new agenda was a chance for the World Bank to focus on the issues of the education systems of developing countries (Al’Abri, 2011). The education loans of Word Bank for primary education dramatically increased from 4% in 1960s to 25% in 1970s. For instance, Malawi is the first country which increased their primary school fees in the 1980s according to World Bank prescription (Rose, 2003). This is one of the evidences of how multilateral organizations introduce the modifications to the educational policies of the developing countries and guiding them in reforming
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