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By Peter D. Hershock, Mark Mason, John N. Hawkins

Most present academic structures and courses are proving insufficient at assembly the call for of speedy altering societies for the reason that they've got infrequently developed and built with the days. This publication deals insights into the results of globalization for the management of academic swap. Its concentration isn't really on doing issues greater, yet on doing larger issues; now not on doing issues correct, yet on doing the perfect issues to arrange scholars for a quick altering, interdependent international.

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The educational agenda setting roles of local government, local school boards, and local social networks are being usurped by the forces of globalization and articulated back down the labor/education chain to the local. As global interdependence proceeds and as societies accept the need to be competitive within the norms of global capitalism, the act of joining the competition imposes its own imperatives. One is the well-known digital divide; another is the increasing prevalence of English as the language of global communication.

These new institutions of global interdependence are providing the simultaneous benefits of significantly increased global wealth along with the dilemmas associated with interdependence and the inability of national societies to shield themselves from the cascading effects of downside economic developments such as currency crises or recessionary forces (Friedman 2005). Modern media in their globalized form have come to function as novel institutions as well. The vast new media companies of the global economy are changing the way people think about themselves and others, how they develop ideas about identity, how they engage in consumption, and what they hold to be important.

As national firms (many of which had by then become international) assisted in forming the post-war global economy, a similar aggregation of global capital took place. Today, probably all basic economic sectors are characterized by the presence and domination of the largest firms, for example in banking and finance, advertising, media, electronic products, automobiles, aircraft, and transportation. , automobiles) while simultaneously allowing market domination for the largest firms. This is the structure of global media and the dominant nine firms identified earlier in this chapter.

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