Essay on Globalization And National Educational Systems
“From now on, nothing that happens on our planet is only a limited local event.” (Beck, 2000) We live in an increasingly interdependent world. With the development of technology, the distance between people and nations have become nearer and our world becomes a global village. “Globalization can thus be defined as the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa.” (Giddens, 1990, p. 64) The way in which individuals, groups and countries are interrelated and interdependent politically, economically, and socially is described as globalisation. It has already infiltrated into every aspect of our daily life including education. However, globalisation is controversial and it has complex effects on the national educational systems.
The threats of globalization to national educational systems
The conflict between foreign culture and traditional culture
At present, many countries are facing up to cultural contradictions between foreign culture and national culture, such as foreign educational method and foreign language. For young generation, foreign culture is more attractive than traditional culture. They think traditional culture is outdated and boring. Many countries pay attention to bilingual education in order to make native student become more competitive.
English has already become a…