Globalization in the Face of Standardization: Implications for Teacher Education

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Fall 2008


Global changes are occurring at a fast and furious pace, with the current global economic crisis being just one example. Information technology is fueling the interaction and integration of people and nations across geographical, social, economic, and political boundaries. As globalization affects political and economic systems, cultures, and the environment, it affects the educational needs of a globalized workforce. In this complex, fast-evolving knowledge economy, workers must possess analytic skills, creativity, flexibility, and innovation. They need oral and written communication skills and the disposition to be lifelong learners who can locate and act on new knowledge as it is generated.


University of Texas at Arlington

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Teacher Education and Practice

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