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Education in, for or against a globalised world : power to the people or devil incarnate?

By John Lidstone

Abstract

When students demonstrate against the evils of Globalisation in Melbourne, or the World Trade Centre in the United States is destroyed by a bomb, many of the six billion people on earth learn of the event faster than the earth can turn on its axis. However they perceive such events, it is likely that they are the beneficiaries of the very globalisation that the perpetrators wish to halt in its tracks. Of those who never hear of such events, the majority will be on the wrong side of the digital divide, deprived of the right to have any influence on the global events that affect their lives. There is a deep irony that the ery forces that appear to some to be promoting the evils of\ud globalisation are the very forces that hold the promise of empowering others, and the difference between the empowered and the disempowered may well prove to rest in access to the globalised community that is emerging

Topics: 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development, 130106 Secondary Education, 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management), Globalisation, culture, education, educated public, curriculum, John Lidstone
Publisher: University Press of America
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:7815
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