Globalization and its influence on education in Uganda
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This study focuses on globalization and how it has influenced education in Uganda. Education is undergoing continuous changes under the globalization. The effects of globalization on education are largely from swift developments in technology and communication and are bringing about changes in ideas, norms, values, beliefs and knowledge, changing the roles of students and teachers, and producing a shift in society from industrialization towards an information-based society. Globalization on culture is bringing about a new form of cultural imperialism. The rise of new cultural imperialism is shaping children to think of themselves as the future citizens of the world into ‘global citizens’, intelligent people with a broad range of skills and knowledge to apply to a competitive, information-based society but with no understanding of local concerns. Globalization through technological advancement increasing access to the world information. The education system and its modus operandi in the country. The internationalization of higher education can be linked to various internal and external changes in the international system. Externally, there have been changes in the labour market, which have resulted in calls for more knowledge and skilled labour, and understanding of English and other languages, cultures and business methods. These have made education more invaluable as it is absent in it is the localization and enhancement of opportunities of employment, which in turn leads to higher and better living standards, power and status. The commodification of knowledge as intellectual property is causing tensions between applied subjects of science and technology, and those of basic theoretical enquiry, particularly in arts and humanities, and in so doing benefiting some at the cost of others.