Implications of Globalization on Education
Romanian Journal for Multidimensional Education, Romania, Vol-4, No-2, Aug 2012 Pg;69-82 ISSN 2066-7329
17 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2011 Last revised: 12 Dec 2014
Date Written: Augest 20, 2012
The term "globalization" means integration of economies and societies through cross country flows of information, ideas, technologies, goods, services, capital, finance and people. Cross border integration can have several dimensions – cultural, social, political and economic. In other words, "The total education system of the world under one roof." It requires the unification of teaching curriculum, methodology and up gradation of knowledge and system to remain in the context for efficiency and effectiveness by which transformation of knowledge in justified manner to attain the goals of life.
This qualitative study is an attempt to describe the concepts of a globalized teacher education, effect of globalization in teacher education, and problems of teacher education in the context of globalization. Globalization has containing both opportunities and threats for national development. It considers the recent reforms of teacher education in India and the extent to which they reflect a response to global economic pressures. This paper challenges the determinants of educational policy and argues that any country will need to develop its own national approach to modernizing teacher education in light of the global context. The paper deals with four themes teacher education in last decade policy; the shift away from the educational disciplines, the shift towards school-based approaches, and the emergence of more centralized forms of accountability of teacher competence.
This paper also considers the global transformations require that people develop new skills, new experiences, new knowledge and schools have an important role in this sense. The role of the teachers and the way they should teach in this new high-tech global economy, people are learning in new ways for new purposes and schools and teachers should adapt themselves for this new reality and rearrange their skills, achievements and previous experiences to adapt themselves to new opportunities.
Keywords: Globalization, International Influence, Teachers Education, Development
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