Effects of Globalization in Education

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Effects of globalization in education
Nowadays no one can ignore the importance of education to society. Education is a tool that will allow people to achieve every goal they set for their lives. Learning opens doors to a great world of possibilities that will most likely lead to success. People who are not fortune enough to receive a formal education will have to face a road full of difficulties throughout their lives. It is not a secret that the more education people have, the better standard of living they will enjoy. Globalization has brought an innumerable amount of positive and negative changes to the world. One of those aspects that has been affected by those changes is, without any doubt, education. Globalization has more
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According to data from UNESCO there are 10 countries where less than 41% of the population is literate as seen in the tables and graphic below. This has a major economic impact because it is more difficult to attract foreign direct investment when possible workers do not even know how to read and write in order to be trained for specific jobs.

|[pic] Sierra Leone |40.9 |
|[pic] Guinea |39.5 |
|[pic] Afghanistan |37.8 |
|[pic] Somalia |35.9[5] |
|[pic] Chad |33.6 |

|[pic] Burkina Faso |28.7 |
|[pic] Niger |28.7 |
|[pic] Ethiopia |28.0 |
|[pic] South Sudan |27.0 |
|[pic] Mali |26.2 |

United Nations Development Report 2011

One more area that has been impacted by globalization is higher education. In this specific area there are positive and negative effects depending on the ideology of the group that is analyzing the impact. Internationalization of higher education as a result of globalization has created an awareness of the need to design and implement a curriculum that teaches about issues that go beyond national limits. Trying to implement a global curriculum has several challenges. One critical challenge for its implementation within the United States is that students are being taught just to pass a test due to


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