The Effects of Globalization on International Education: The Needs for Rights to Education and Rights in Education
Msc. Andres Alberto Chavez Eras

This article explores some of the effects that globalizations, and particularly neo-liberalism, have had in the world. The authors shows how attempts to standardize education and measures such as the PISA have negatively affected the impoverished people of developing nations, and share a few examples of people living in extreme poverty to illustrate the gravity of the situation. The author suggests that improving education systems around the world will do more to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poor than any other development measure. He believes that this can be done by emphasizing rights in education in addition to rights to education, as well as focusing on the intrinsic value of education. The author concludes that current neo-liberal policies in education are preventing developing nations from rising above poverty, and urges that universal standards be replaced with localized schooling systems that can meet the unique demands of each nation and people.

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