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Globalization, Diversity, and Education

What the printed word and postal correspondence facilitated in intercultural/international communication in a preelectronic Internet age has been dramatically transformed by what is commonly known today as globalization. This entry discusses the different manifestations of globalization as well as the advantages and disadvantages of an increasingly interconnected world based on advances in computerization and informational technologies and the increased flow of capital, labor, and immigrants across state borders. The entry points out that globalization's compression of time and space is accompanied by ideological agendas, mainly neoliberal and neoconservative. These agendas have had a major impact on education for diversity and democracy. The concluding sections explore how a truly global, multicultural education can help individuals and their communities understand the major transnational forces shaping their lives ...

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