Has the “Flat World” Reached Your School District? Charlotte Poole Diane Nye Ren Baldwin Howard Poole.
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Has the “Flat World” Reached Your School District? Charlotte Poole Diane Nye Ren Baldwin Howard Poole
Objectives Participants will: Learn about the ten forces that shaped the coming of the Flat World Explore Friedman’s ideas and answers to the impact of the Flat World Have explained case studies and examples of the Flat World as they related to K-12 schools, media specialists, and classroom teacher’s jobs/roles Participate in a discussion on dealing with the impact of the Flat World in schools
Outline of Presentation Introduction Overview of Book (C. Poole - D. Nye) Discussion of Friedman’s ideas (R. Baldwin) Other Books (H. Poole) Open Discussion
Ten Flatteners by Friedman Flattener #1 When the (Berlin) Walls Came Down and the Windows (Microsoft) Went Up – 11/9/1989 Flattener #2 When Netscape Went Public – Explosion of Internet – 8/9/1995
Ten Flatteners by Friedman Flattener #5 Outsourcing – Having someone else do your work at a reduced price – Late 1980s Flattener #6 Off shoring – having someone overseas doing your work at a reduce price – Higher quality - 2001
Ten Flatteners by Friedman Flattener #7 Supply-Chaining – Producing things and delivering them ”just in time” for sale or manufacture - 1983 Flattener #8 Insourcing – Synchronizing and/or adding value and services to the supply chain - 1996
Ten Flatteners by Friedman Flattener #9 In-forming – providing individuals with information – Google, Yahoo, eBay, YouTube, and other search engine services – Late 1990s Flattener #10 The Steroids – Digital (text messages, PODcasting, Wikipedia, Wiki’s), mobile, and wireless technologies that allow greater access so that flatteners will work – Late 1990s - 2000’s
“Fungibility” Work that can be easily digitized and transferred (transported) to lower-wage locations (job skills and tasks that others can perform at lower costs/wages)
Fungibility Examples Tax Preparation Quick turn-a-round - work done during non-business hours here Fast Food Order Taking Call Centers Outbound sales Inbound services (IT support, locate luggage On-line Tutoring
Three Dirty Little Secrets “Ambition Gap” Where as many American young people have grown up with plenty and with a sense of entitlement, they lack a feeling of needing to work hard to attain a better standard of living.
Three Dirty Little Secrets “Education Gap” Because we’ve got to find ways to stimulate more of our young children to do better in science and math
“Compassionate Flatism” A national commitment to change things Categories of action include: LEADERSHIP – Political, governmental, and industrial leaders explaining impact of globalization MUSCLES – Lifetime employability via portable benefits and opportunities for lifelong learning
“Compassionate Flatism” A national commitment to change things Categories of action include: SOCIAL ACTIVISM – Collaboration between transnational companies and individuals/communities seeking social/environmental solutions PARENTING – A new generation of parents administering “tough love” to their children
Rules for Coping with Globalization #1 – When the world goes flat (School Districts) should reach for a shovel and dig inside themselves (for answers) #2 – The small shall act big – (School Districts) should be quick to take advantage of new tools (technologies) for collaboration
Rules for Coping with Globalization #3 – The big shall act small – (School Districts) should learn how to act small to allow individuals to enable themselves to act big #4 – Best (School Districts) will be the best collaborators because the world is too complex for one single firm (school) to be able to master the challenges
Rules for Coping with Globalization #5 – Best (School Districts) will be the ones that do a regular “self examination” and share the findings with their shareholders #6 – Best (School Districts) will outsource to innovate faster and more cheaply to grow larger, expand market, hire more specialists, provide better services
Rules for Coping with Globalization #7 – Outsourcing will be used by the social idealists (School Districts) to combine business decisions and social activism
INSOURCING JOBS 6.5 MILLION JOBS IN US ARE BEING PAID FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES 2.5 MILLION JOBS IN MICHIGAN ARE INSOURCED FROM OTHER COUNTRIES 1.27 MILLION, OR ABOUT 50%, ARE MANUFACTURING JOBS
OFFSHORE TUTORING MANY TUTORING SERVICES ARE BEING OFFER VIA THE INTERNET FROM OFFSHORE SITES OFFSHORE TUTORING IS EXPECTED TO GROW IN COMING YEARS OFFSHORE TEACHING IS JUST BEGINNING AND IS ALSO EXPECTED TO GROW
OFFSHORE MEDIA SERVICES THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO EXPECT THAT OFFSHORE MEDIA SERVICES WILL NOT OCCUR IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE THE “AWARE” MEDIA SPECIALIST WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE NEW SERVICES.
Additional Book References on Globalization http://marketplace.publicradio.org/show s/2006/01/23/PM200601236.html
Additional Book References on Globalization Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America by Byron Dorgan, Democratic Senator From North Dakota
MAJOR POINTS IMCOMPETENT LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON CORPORATE GREED DISHONEST GOVERNEMENT AND CORPORATE LEADERS FAILURE TO SUPPORT MIDDLE CLASS WORKERS WHILE TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING, OTHER ITEMS ABOVE ARE MORE IMPORTANT
Online References for Presentation http://homepageshttp://homepages. wmich.edu/~poole/ MAME2006/ or Contact Poole@wmich.edu
What are Your Questions????? Let us hear what you think about Globalization and Schools in Michigan? Will globalization impact you as a teacher, administrator, or technology support staff? Are your School Districts ready to confront the impact of globalization? Will your job change because of globalization?
Thanks for Coming!!! Have a good day and enjoy the rest of the conference!