Globalization: Education and Lauder et Al Essay

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This essay will critically evaluate the statement that ' The impact of Globalisation is probably the most significant challenge currently facing the national education systems' , the essay will draw upon, whilst critiquing the relevant information surrounding this matter. The statement heavily integrates major aspects from areas such as; education, politics, the economy and the cultural differences found throughout the world. Education is seen by some and according to Lauder et al (2006) as simply, going to school and being taught within a community in which people live. Nevertheless, education is being modernized in a global way for the unified world to obtain dominant ideologies and philosophies to the citizens of which the dominant governments and political leaders see as being right (Lauder et al 2006). The statement has a strong boldness because of the foundation that globalisation is ' probably the most significant challenge' to national educational structures, the statement correlates a lot as discussed such as educational issues and it can seem easy to agree with the statement. Nonetheless there is a much necessary need to evaluate and elucidate the problems in order to understand the actual context in which the statement is based.
According to Colby and Jones (2000) pupils in the United Kingdom (UK) are being brought up and educated in, and as part of Europe, not the UK as a country. The children are being shown the importance of Europe's place within the world and why this is important too; not only them but, their teachers, family and the future economical structure in which they will be living. Colby and Jones (2000) further articulate that there is becoming a trend towards a European fusion. Europe as a whole is increasingly coming together politically, economically and culturally. Novoa and Lawn (2002) support this by articulating that contained by its social sciences and education, Europe is steadily becoming a unit rather than a group of individualised states. However the connection between European countries is complex and involves many important and powerful organisations that help run alliances such as the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), these groups help bring unity and peace to the countries involved (Colby and Jones 2000). With more than just European countries part of the such organisations as the NATO there is a chance to link to such huge economical countries such as the United states of America (USA) and Canada who are main figures of the NATO. General aspects therefore become further broadened , as do, cultures from having such a variety of economically different countries as part of an alliance. Europe as a whole is one that contributes massively to evaluating the relationship between education and the economy, these perspectives are internationally considered by all countries and in recent times this has fuelled because of the pressure to be educationally and economically successful (Brown and Lauder 2006).