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Chapter 2: Education in a Globalizing ERA: Implications for Disabled Girls*
One of the casualties of the ever increasing forces of globalization has been education, often understood as instrumental in providing an entry into the social, economic, and political world. Globalization, by definition, is broadly understood as ‘a stretching of social, political and economic activities across frontiers such that events, decisions and activities that take place in one region can have significance for people in other regions’ (Held and McGrew 2003: 54). While maintaining that globalization offers immense possibilities in enhancing trade, communication, interaction, travel as well as culture, there is agreement about its selective and uneven nature.
As Alison Symington (2002: 3) says, ‘Its impact is felt in innumerable ...