ERIC Number: ED446364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Globalization and Educational Reform: What Planners Need To Know. Fundamentals of Educational Planning Series, Number 63.
What exactly is globalization, and how often does it manifest itself? What spheres of human activity does it affect, and how does it affect them? What implications does this phenomenon have for education systems and for educational planning? This booklet examines what globalization implies for the context in which education-sector work is carried out, and then proceeds to analyze how globalization comes to affect different aspects of the educational process. This book examines how globalization affects the labor market, the work organization, and the skills required. It then looks at the increased demands made on education systems at the same time as fewer resources are likely to be available from public sources for this sector. It also examines how globalization affects educational restructuring through decentralization, privatization, and the proliferation of instruments for the measuring of education quality--a result of the need to ensure transparency in highly competitive labor markets. Finally, the booklet looks at how the evolution of information technology can present new opportunities for education processes and how the reconceptualization of space and time is having diverse effects upon national and regional cultural identities. (Contains 96 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.