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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

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Has the flat world reached your school district

Has the “Flat World” Reached Your School District?

Charlotte Poole

Diane Nye

Ren Baldwin

Howard Poole


Objectives

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

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

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


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Ten Flatteners by Friedman

  • Flattener #3

    • Work Flow Software – Applications Sharing Data (Standards) – Mid-1990’s

  • Flattener #4

    • Open-Sourcing – Public Domain Software – User Access Software - 1989


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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


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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


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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

“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

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


If you re one in a million in china

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If you’re one in a million in China . . .


There are 1 300 people just like you

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There are 1,300 people just like you!!!


In india there are 1 100 people just like you

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In India, there are 1,100 people just like you!


The 25 of the population in china with the highest iq s

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The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ’s . . .


Is greater than the total population of north america

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Is greater than the total population of North America!!!!


In india it s the top 28

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In India, it’s the top 28%.


Translation for teachers they have more honors kids than we have kids

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Translation for teachers:They have more honors kids than we have kids!!


If you took every single job in the u s today and shipped it to china

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If you took every single job in the U.S. today and shipped it to China . . .


China would still have a labor surplus

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China would still have a labor surplus!!!


The u s department of labor estimates that today s learner will have 10 14 jobs

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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have 10-14 jobs . . .


By the age of 38

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By the age of 38!!!!


According to the u s department of labor

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor . . .


1 out of 4 workers today is working for a company he has been employed by for less than one year

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1 out of 4 workerstoday is working for acompany he has been employed by for less than one year!!!


More than 1 out of 2 workers are working at their current job for less than 5 years

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More than 1 out of 2 workers are working at their current job for less than 5 years.


The top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 didn t exist in 2004

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The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t exist in 2004.


Has the flat world reached your school district

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Question for teachers:How do we prepare our students for 14 different jobs and several different careers?


We are currently preparing students for jobs that don t yet exist

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We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist . . .


Using technologies that haven t been invented

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using technologies that haven’t been invented . . .


In order to solve problems we don t even know are problems yet

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in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.

David Warlick – Connect Learning blog


Question for administrators how do we do this

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Question for Administrators?How do we do this?


The u s is 20 th in the world in broadband internet penetration luxembourg just passed us

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The U.S. is 20th in the world in broadband Internet penetration.(Luxembourg just passed us.)


In 2002 alone nintendo invested more than 140 million in research and development

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In 2002 alone Nintendo invested more than $140 million in research and development.


The u s federal government spent less than half as much on research and innovation

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The U.S. Federal Government spent less than half as much on Research and Innovation.


To whom were these questions addressed b g before google

To whom were these questions addressed B.G.?(Before Google)


Fact the amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years

Fact --the amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years.


That means for a student starting a four year technical or college degree

That means for a student starting a four-year technical or college degree . . .


Half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study

Half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.


Technical knowledge is predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010

Technical Knowledgeis predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010!


Three dirty little secrets

Three Dirty Little Secrets

  • “Numbers Gap”

    • (small number of college grads) are emerging that will sap America’s prowess in science, math, and engineering


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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.


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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

“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


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“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

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


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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


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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


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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

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

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

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

Additional Book References on Globalization

  • http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/01/23/PM200601236.html


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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

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

Online References for Presentation

  • http://homepages.

    wmich.edu/~poole/MAME2006/ or Contact [email protected]


What are your questions

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

Thanks for Coming!!!

  • Have a good day and enjoy the rest of the conference!


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