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ERIC Number: EJ1417477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
EISSN: EISSN-1523-1615
Postcolonial Critiques on Globalization and Privatization of Education in Pakistan
Gul Muhammad Rind
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v25 n1 p112-120 2023
Globalization of education is widely contested in the current academic discussion due to its polarizing effects on the economy, society, and culture. Globalization and colonization have several commonalities because the origin of globalization can be traced to the colonial era. The privatization of education has also emerged with globalization. Applying a post-colonial critique and analysis, this paper will discuss how globalization is a colonial legacy that transforms Western educational policies in developing countries like Pakistan and how it creates Westernization, supremacy, and marginalization of teachers and students (Spring, 2008). Pakistan was formerly the colonized region of united India under Great Britain's empire. Globalization in education policies are rapidly changing the current educational landscape in several countries including Pakistan. The advancement of global forces enhanced standardization and privatization in the education system of Pakistan which has increased educational inequity along with the loss of indigenous language and culture. The post-colonial and indigenous scholarship in education will offer better frameworks of equitable access to quality education for all.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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