Bildungswissenschaften und akademisches Selbstverständnis in einer globalisierten Welt- Education and Academic Self-Concept in the Globalized World
Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg and Thomas Vogel
This volume presents a series of contributions from the XIX. International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training on the topic Educational Sciences in Search of Global Identity which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Heidelberg University of Education (Germany). Main topics of the conference were educational quality standards of Higher and Secondary Education. This kind of quality management relies on the acquisition of interactive competence in socialization and the educational sector. The development of these basic skills is prerequisite for achieving an identity in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.
Globalization and Education: Future Perspectives
The paper investigates the influence of globalization on the development of education. Despite the different estimations of the extent and effect of globalization on education, it is obvious that globalization inevitably conditions the development of educational systems. Frequently the manifestations of globalization in education take the national states by surprise; hence, they are not always reacted to rationally and prudently. The paper presents three possible reactions: conservative (“we will continue following the same path”), fatalistic (“we will go with the flow”) and prognostic (“it is essential to foresee the global changes as soon as possible and design an efficient policy of education”). The paper also reviews some future perspectives of education in this country on the basis of the current global tendencies.
Keywords: globalization, education policy, education change
The term globalization is being increasingly used in the context of most varied aspects of social life. Initially the process of globalization appeared and developed as a consequence of economic integration, but later it started covering increasingly different spheres of people’s social activity. Globalization is a term that is used in many ways, yet the definition provided by the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization states that the principal underlying idea is the progressive integration of economies and societies (World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, 2003). Frequently the effect of globalization on the social development is overrated, and sometimes it becomes the...