ERIC Number: ED438413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-14
Reference Count: N/A
Globalisation: Frame Word for Education and Training, Human Capital and Human Development/Rights. Language Australia Research Policy and Practice Papers.
Lo Bianco, Joseph
This booklet discusses some consequences of internationalization for national training systems from the standpoint of the following two broad approaches often taken by international organizations: (1) the human capital ideology, which assumes human capital is an appropriate basis for education policy; and (2) the human rights and human development ideology, which asserts that education is best conceived in humanistic terms rather than in terms of the instrumentalism espoused by human capital ideology. The booklet is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the three main ways international organization impact on national education systems and explains why it is important for applied linguists, literacy experts, and human capital economists to engage in "professional conversation." Part 2 focuses on the following three topics: the concepts of internationalization and globalization; nations and the global economy as entities on a collision course; and the concept of the multicultural nation. Part 3 traces how the left and right wings of politics have traditionally regarded states' response to globalization and how most political entities have come to adopt a common ideology of market liberalization. Part 4 explores how human capital has become the theoretical framework that dominates thinking about education in many societies. (Contains 16 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Civil Liberties, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Human Capital, International Organizations, International Programs, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Politics of Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Trend Analysis
Language Australia or ARIS, GPO Box 372F Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia. Web site: http://sunsite.anu.edu.au/language-australia/.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia