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What is Globalization?

Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people,


companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by
international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This
process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on
economic development and prosperity, and on human physical well-being in
societies around the world.
Globalization is not new, though. For thousands of years, peopleand, later,
corporationshave been buying from and selling to each other in lands at
great distances, such as through the famed Silk Road across Central Asia
that connected China and Europe during the Middle Ages. Likewise, for
centuries, people and corporations have invested in enterprises in other
countries. In fact, many of the features of the current wave of globalization
are similar to those prevailing before the outbreak of the First World War in
1914.
Globalization is deeply controversial, however. Proponents of globalization
argue that it allows poor countries and their citizens to develop economically
and raise their standards of living, while opponents of globalization claim
that the creation of an unfettered international free market has benefited
multinational corporations in the Western world at the expense of local
enterprises, local cultures, and common people. Resistance to globalization
has therefore taken shape both at a popular and at a governmental level as
people and governments try to manage the flow of capital, labor, goods, and
ideas that constitute the current wave of globalization.

What is the connection of Globalization to the OBE?


Globalization is actually an IMF-WB doctrine that focuses on 3 primary
agreements privatization, liberalization, and deregulation. It's none other
than the process of keeping the world in line with the consensus in
Washington. In the near future, United States engineers and architects can
practice their professions anywhere in the world, including the Philippines,
and Filipinos could also practice their professions in the US without barriers
whatsoever. As if theres now an equal playing field in the practice of every
profession. In this regard, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has
introduced the outcome-based education (OBE) in orienting and in evaluating
the kind of education that will be implemented in the country. In the United
States, for instance, Obama pronounced that the government will stop
subsidizing schools that are not producing good results. Some observers said
that the program centers around a rating system that will encourage
colleges to do more with less. Federal funding for institutions will be tied to
institutions ranking. They are talking about job readiness, fast-tracking
into the workforce, and flexible scheduling. But as noted by some
analysts, politicians are not talking about enriching education with diverse
subject matter, time to engage in critical thinking, or participation in political,
cultural, and intellectual life outside the classroom in a campus setting. They
are actually talking about skills-based classes that provide the training and
certification that used to be provided on the job. This set up takes away from
corporations the cost of training workers and places it on the back of the
students. That is why subjects like Filipino will be side-tracked to a K-to-12

curriculum, giving way to the internationalization of the courses that is, to


give more importance to English course in college which will be the
standard language in the global market.

Assignment in
ED 6
(T-TH 2:30-4:00)

Submitted by:
Caloring, Reymark A.
Submitted to:

Dr. Marilyn V. Daraman