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

Lidstone, John (2004) Education in, for or against a globalised world : power to the people or devil incarnate? In Chiang, Nora Lan Hung, Lidstone, John, & Stephenson, Rebecca A. (Eds.) The Challenges of Globalisation: Cultures in Transition in the Pacific-Asia. University Press of America, Blue Ridge Summit, PA., pp. 38-48.

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 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.

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ID Code: 7815
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information or for a copy of this book chapter see the publisher's URL above or contact the author at j.lidstone@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Globalisation, culture, education, educated public, curriculum, John Lidstone
ISBN: 0-7618-2951-2
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 University Press of America
Deposited On: 22 May 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:04

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