Global Education Patterns The Concept of Globalization Globalization started in economics but spread to many parts of our lives, like how we work, live, and share ideas. It's like a big change that has affected the whole world, making things different in the way we do stuff. Cogburn (2000) posits that globalization encompasses profound structural transformations in the production and distribution processes within the global economy. Globalization, a fundamental concept influencing economic, social, and cultural policies, has sparked debates on its merits and drawbacks. Globalization doesn't just affect buying and making things, or services that everyone uses, like schools. It also changes the way people live and what they value. Often, it makes local cultures similar to a standardized global culture, which can be a lot for them to handle (Kuehn, 1999). Factors Leading Globalization Globalization is shaping the world order, affecting social, political, and economic structures. English, used as a first or second language in nearly 100 countries, has become a universal language in media, computer, and trade. Other leading factors of globalization include: • Increasing global communication via fiber optics, satellite and computer technology • Integrated and coordinated product design, production, sale • Increasing numbers of free trade agreements at international level • Advancement of regulations and standards for trade, finance, work, product and services in whole world • Financial markets’ giving services during 24 hours everyday • Increasing numbers of foreign investments in many countries and increasing effects of foreign control on workers (Deniz, 1999). Benefits of Globalization 1. Conceptual Shifts 2. Information-Intensive Economy 3. Challenges in Education 4. Interdisciplinary Approach 5. Symbol Manipulation Skills 6. Independent Thinking 7. Scientific and Technical Training 8. Addressing Information Age Challenges 9. Exchange of Ideas 10. Technological Integration The Aim and the Importance of Global Education The aims and importance of global education are as follows: Let those who participate education process gain skills of new cultures Develop the ability of distinguishing intercultural differences Assist the people criticizing events from global perspective Explain how different cultures affect the activities of organizations Help students realize how attitudes are shaped and how they affect the behaviors Develop the language and harmony skills of the managers who will work in different cultures Provide the ability of working together with the people coming from different cultures Develop the skill of multi-sided thinking by causing them gain the cultural sensitivity and experience Teach how to behave according to cultural differences Develop the way of thinking from individuality to globosity (Deniz, 1999).