The Global Dimension of Education
, Jana Maftei
, Varvara Licua Coman
Abstract: The general objective of the paper was founded on a very current topic of great interest as
globalization is no longer a simple theoretical debate. It is a major process that clearly shapes the evolution of
the contemporary world, opening new opportunities for development. In the information age it increas es the
technology importance of education, institutional performance, mass media. Not only the economy, but also
the education is covered by profound cha nges caused by the information revolution and there have been
significant, dramatic changes. Using content analysis, through a descriptive study research, this paper aims at
showing a new dimension of educati on, the global dimension, start ing from the development of new
technologies and their role in the global economic growth. We thus appreciate that ensuring quality education
for all citizens it will enable the EU to face the challenges, namely the globalization and competitiveness of
newly industrialized countries, the demogra phic structure, the rapidly evolving la bor market and the
revolution of information and communication technologies.
Keywords: globalization; education; economics; development; skills
1. Conceptual Clarifications
In the most general terms, “globalization is the process by which the geographic distance becomes a
less important factor in establishing and developing the economic, political, and socio–cultural cross-
border relations”. (Brad, 2001, p. 6)
The paradigms of globalization differ from one school of thought to another. Thus, the realistic point
of view argues that globalization is equivalent to the militarization of the international system and the
establishment of political control model over borders. However, realists consider that, although there
are affected all industries and public life domains, it is not affected the real competition between
Instead, the followers of liberalism identify globalization with multilateralism and with the global
phenomenon of increasing world interdependence. In turn, globalists argue that it is a normal result of
the development of the world capitalist system.
In the most general terms, globalization represents the almost natural consequence of its growing rate
printed in the history on the meaning of human development. (Popescu, 2009, p. 3)
Globalization is a highly dynamic process of increasing interdependence between national states,
which included all areas of economic, social and cultural life, being one of the most significant
problems and also challenges of the contemporary world. (Ciolan, 2008, p. 8)
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