Globalization suggested the need to recognize that

         Globalization 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 the process by which different societies, cultures, and regional economies
integrate through a worldwide network of political ideas through transportation,
communication, and trade.

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                 The
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 wrote  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.

            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.

           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.

               Technology
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. 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. 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. 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.

        The
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? 

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