Globalization from educational benchmarking (Hargreaves & Shirley, 2012).

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has elevated the standard of education in such a way that individuals in now
globalized world are lavish with information by the growing number of both
private as well as public higher learning institutions. Shirley (2015) talk
about and name these five imperatives, remember these are the five old imperatives:
(1.) An ideological imperative that
emphasized market competition, testing, and standardization as levers to
improve schools, despite the absence of evidence to support these directions;
(2.) An imperial imperative that
projected this ideology onto other schools and systems as the best way to move
forward, even when those other systems were already succeeding by employing
different ways to organize their work; (3.) A prescriptive imperative that mandated the daily work of educators
from higher levels of school bureaucracies;( 4.) An insular imperative that overloaded educators with so many policy
demands that their ability to learn from other schools and systems has been
seriously impeded; and (5.) An instrumental
imperative that defined students and teachers in relation to their economic
contributions, with a concomitant disregard for values of compassion,
solidarity, or service.

             I must agree with Shirley on these
imperatives, because Stewart (2012) suggested the need to recognize that even
though as educators we plan for a global context, acknowledging that everyday
life within communities locally necessitate interactions with individuals or
groups from different areas of the world. Hargreaves and Shirley (2012) submits
the participating in the interconnected global world of education is one way to
improve the future of public education, internationally. Nations can share
educational data and learn from educational systems around the world from educational
benchmarking (Hargreaves & Shirley, 2012). The outcome of the collision
between technology and education within the global realm are better relations
and more equal educational opportunities. Shirley (2012) also talked about how the
problems of substance abuse in our societies, they’ve alerted us to the need to
preserve and uphold artisan cultures, very important if we’re going to have a
diverse future instead of a standardized one, and they’ve alerted us to all the
possibilities that lie before us for creative uses of technology.  Globalization is no longer a new concept.
Basically, globalization is the process by which different societies, cultures,
and regional economies integrate through a worldwide network of political ideas
through transportation, communication, and trade.

great educational transformations taking place around the world that struck a
chord with me was, some of the barriers me and my colleagues wrote. We talked
about how education initiatives might confront poverty of students, educational
practices not taught to every student equally, and how we as educators must
start to cultivate a learning environment that places emphasis on ethics,
knowledge and global literacy. These capabilities “is not limited to a particular
discipline but, can be integrated throughout a school’s curriculum” (Stewart,
2012, p 138). In this modern era, the term globalization is used, accepted, and
treated widely in most parts of the world. It is a worldwide movement toward
economic, financial, trade, and communications integration. There are massive
numbers of debates happening around the world relating to the globalization
issue. One of the aspects that have been affected by those changes is, without
any doubt, education. No one can negate the impact of globalization on
education since it has created many changes in the education system all over
the world.

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            Apart from some drawbacks,
globalization has many positive effects in education and the way it is
delivered not only for developed countries but also for developing countries. A
clear understanding of the direction which education and educational
institutions are headed, because of emerging technologies and global
participation requires a look at where we have been.

           The number one economic changes of today are education, it is the number one
priority in today’s global economy. Most educators will argue that real
learning takes place inside the classroom. Even though external activities such
as doing homework, reading assignments, or writing papers happen outside the
bounds of the school, the primary education interface remains the classroom. As
a future educator, I’m thoroughly interested in where the future of education
will take us. It is frustrating how inefficient our current system is. Every
generations future is developed in their students and education should
therefore be top priority for everyone. We know, that schools are not in need
of reform today, but rather need transformation. While education transform,
however, we must not ignore the incredible infrastructure already in place in
American Education.

travels at the speed of sound, then the impact of technology can be said to
travel at the speed of light. In the first twenty years of man and machine
collaboration, technology isolated people to a certain degree, leading to an
inward search of meaning between the two. In effect, there was less, not more,
collaboration. The present, however, is far different as educators, students
and institutions work to overcome the tech shock and begin to look outward at
the possibility of utilizing technology for widespread collaborative purposes.
So many nations and people have been kept uninformed and uneducated for far too
long and the education and technology visionaries recognize the wasted
opportunities presented to humankind’s greatest invention. This population,
students and educators envision the collaborative power and seek facilitation
“through increased efficiency and effectiveness” (Courville, 2011, p.
3). The role of technology, in a traditional school setting, is to facilitate,
through increased efficiency and effectiveness, the education of knowledge and
skills. When technology is directly applied to an educational setting, such as
a school, both the students and teachers can be viewed as learners. Thus, we
can operate under the assumption that any increase in teacher knowledge and
utilization has the impact of increased learning in students. Ultimately,
technology should serve to increase student achievement in schools. In
addition, internet based technology allows for teachers to form their own
learning communities that are not confined to the local school site. For
example, science teachers may use a wiki or content delivery system to network
and share information with teachers at other schools both within and beyond
their local school district. Even more exciting, is the premise that teachers
can not only receive information and training from a central authority, such as
district or state personnel, but that teachers may develop content and share
their information amongst their peers.

political changes are the ongoing
battle over education reform and emerging demographic trends do not fit well
for the success of reform efforts in this country and probably mean tougher, or
more interesting, days at the bargaining table. Both liberal and conservative
politicians have been supporters of the school reform movement, but politicians
are a fickle group of people. To improve the quality of education, we need a
sustained over an in definitive period. We need patience and resolve. As the
task of improving education gets tougher and tougher, many politicians are
likely to turn their attention to other targets of opportunity. I believe all
of us interested in improving the quality of education must be equally willing
to rise above the political fray in the search for truly constructive solutions
for our nation’s educational skills.
              In conclusion, educators are standing on
the brink of an enormous precipice today. The profession has higher academic
content standards and more assessment data than ever. While inequities persist,
the speed of globalization is providing us with opportunities to overcome the
barriers to greater cooperation and towards greater social harmony and freedom.
We are inheritors of noble intellectual traditions and an international canon
of philosophies and religions that we can draw on as we lead our profession in
the years ahead. Educators now are being given new opportunities to shape the
future of our profession. Will we as educators have the courage to step up and
to take charge? Will we develop collective professional integrity in which
educators hold one another to the highest standards? How the profession reacts,
or leads will speak volumes about who we are and what we stand for. Our
students and the public will be watching.



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