Education is a process through which we acquire knowledge that helps us live a full life. It helps us achieve self-respect, confidence in our choices, and an understanding of our rights and duties as citizens. It requires the guidance of knowledgeable people and the participation of parents and other guardians. It also requires discipline and perseverance.
International student exchanges have contributed to the internationalization of education
In the 1960s, student exchange programs became popular. They provide an opportunity for students to experience a different culture and learn more about the host country. This experience also increases their tolerance and adaptability to different ways of life. It also helps them gain experience that will help them later in life when they work or settle abroad.
Internationalization can be measured through different measures, such as the number of international students and faculty, the use of English as the language of instruction, and the reputation of the school internationally. Despite the benefits, internationalization is not without its risks and should be carefully considered. In order for it to be beneficial, it should be based on academic values and purposes.
One of the risks of student exchange is the lack of mutual acceptance of new students. The lack of trust between students may lead to problems later on. To avoid such problems, the number of students in an exchange program should be balanced in both directions. In addition, the balance should be maintained over time.
Large scale international student mobility is associated with the rise of knowledge-based economies, which require talent and innovation to stay competitive. In the late 20th century, we saw a huge growth in higher education, but this was also accompanied by decentralisation and financial retrenchment, particularly in industrialised countries.
Schooling disruptions have exacerbated disparities in nutrition, health and stimulation
School closures and other schooling disruptions have disproportionately affected children from low-income families and those from racialized and ethnic minority communities. Moreover, school closures and other disruptions interact with other hardships to exacerbate these disparities. In addition, students from lower-income families, students with disabilities, and newcomers to the country are affected most.
School closures and changes to school structures have disrupted the provision of educational services, such as English-language-learning programs and developmental services. These changes have impacted student outcomes, and have reduced the number of children enrolled in kindergarten and receiving developmental services. In addition, these disruptions have affected students’ access to higher education and employment.