Connections: Current Trends, Challenges, and Issues in Education Presentation Michael J. GreenMED/560 Secondary Teaching Methods April 5, 2012
Five Connections BetweenGlobalization and Education Trade-trend Interdependence Morals-issue/challenge Technology-trend Migration-issue*ranked from least to most influential
Trade Globalization has brought about more opportunities to trade with persons around the world. It causes more economic wealth in countries already economically well off, and opportunities for more possibilities in countries who are not (Singh, 2004). Influence on secondary students = least Goods traded between the US and Mexico may affect some of my Mexican American students.
Interdependence Globalization has brought about interdependence across the world. Because opportunities also mean pressure, what were independent activities of each nation in the past have been narrowed down and replaced by the activities of international corporations, who are considered global players (Singh, 2004). Secondary students should be more aware of the global world that we live in and have some idea about the diverse cultures that make up the world.
Morals Globalization has brought about the need for more moral education Moral education is more diverse because of globalization (Noddings, 2010). Ex. There are different ideas of justice around the world All students have to understand that different cultures believe and live in different ways. What they consider a moral act may not be deemed moral in another’s opinion.
Technology New technologies, especially computer technology and transportation systems, rationalized at the highest level, have opened new opportunities to meet the demand for goods and services all over the world as well as communication and socialization (Singh, 2004). Secondary students are increasingly influenced by the rise of technology
Migration Globalization has been met with an increase in migration. Migration may help to finance education and lead to exports and development and thus create resources for schools (Singh, 2004). Migration, however, causes a loss in teaching capacity in smaller countries as teachers venture away different opportunities (Singh, 2004). This is the most important issue in globalization because several of the secondary level students in the education system today are products of migration.
ReferencesNoddings, N (2010). Moral education in an age of globalization. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42(4), 390-396.Singh, P (2004). Globalization and education. Educational Theory 54(1), 103-115.