Primary education in the age of globalization
Mohammad Nahid Hasan Khan
Globalization is a special form of modern world where the free flow of goods and capital is ensured all over the world. Globalization has turned the world into a village. Globalization has freed trade and combined politics and culture. The scope of globalization is so vast that it is very difficult to pin it down to specific criteria. Globalization has created a large market for commodity production systems, but various interest groups are still trying to protect their interests.
In order to gain economic benefits in the era of globalization, some countries or regions have adopted culture and tourism, some have increased their armaments, or some have joined powerful groups. In other words, globalization has both positive and negative effects. However, there is no way to deny globalization, so it is very important to take the right steps for the survival of a developing country like us, keeping its positive aspects in front. In today’s world, the spread of information technology has increased many times, including social media, internet based communication system, software business, technology etc. It is our expectation that Bangladesh will achieve the target of SDGs by 2030 and join the ranks of the developed world by 2041.
So there is no alternative to improve the quality of education. Weak states have no chance of surviving in the current era of globalization. Taking the opportunity of globalization in a positive way, it is necessary to inculcate the basic components of IT technical education from the primary stage. Students should be trained from the early stages to ensure proper exploration of domestic culture and tourism industry, desired production of domestic products, international consensus, skilled human resources, social system with sustainable values etc. In this era of 21st century, we have to prepare ourselves to face the challenges of globalization. For this reason, teachers should create the necessary environment for students to become skilled. Students should be familiarized with linguistic knowledge, technical knowledge, culture and traditions, production systems and potential sectors and provide necessary logistical support. To implement this goal, students should be gradually developed by using their own possibilities to increase investment opportunities in other countries of the world, analyzing their own weaknesses, opportunities and challenges. Instead of looking at globalization in a negative way, we should take it as a challenge and an opportunity and move forward with the conviction of developing skilled human resources from the initial stage.
(The writer is a Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Bhangura, Pabna