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globalization and education

In this set of articles we examine some key questions surrounding globalization - and its significance for education and educators
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The theory and experience of globalization
'Globalization' is a favourite catchphrase of journalists and politicians. Globalization has also become a key idea for business theory and practice, entered academic debates and become a focus for discussion in education. But what people mean by 'globalization' is often confused and confusing. Here we examine some key themes in the theory and experience of globalization as a background to exploring the impact on education.

Globalization and the incorporation of education
Here we draw out some of the profound implications of globalization for education and the work of educators. Arising out of the globalization process there has been an increased presence of corporations and branding in education. We also look at some of the issues surrounding globalization and education. 

Informal education and non-formal education, development and colonialism
Globalization is not the same as westernization or colonialism - but it certainly involves imperialist elements. Here we examine the nature of colonialism and its impact on informal education and non-formal education.

Globalization and education was first published in May 2002. Last update: October 10, 2013