ELL 361 week 1 DQ 1 Current Global Issues - 23246

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Issues about language and literacy have a significant impact on global politics.  For example, low literacy rates affect quality of life, socio-economic status, etc.  The current intensity and speed of globalization compounds the urgency of addressing the issue of literacy for all, especially among the poor and marginalized, on as many fronts as possible. In order to gauge your own awareness of global issues, answer the following questions before you read or listen to information about globalization.

  1. What exactly is globalization?
  2. What other issues besides low literacy rates affect quality of life?
  3. How do these issues relate to language and language education?
  4. What do you believe is the most pressing global issue?
  5. What does it mean to be a global citizen?

Next, explore the information provided by the following educational websites about globalization:

  1. Globalization101
  2. The Globalization Website
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globalization is a term used for the integration of world markets, commerce, technologies and social exchange. Thus, getting the world on one page, and having more control of the lives of people.     

What other issues besides low literacy rates affect quality of life?

Quality of life can be affected by low income, poor or good economies, health, poor health care, environment. Many other factors can affect the quality of life for people around the world.   

How do these issues relate to language and language education?

If you are impoverished economically or even health wise your chances of being literate or having a strong command of your mother tongue are weak. Being impoverished or having a low quality of life, the individual is always seeking the necessities of life just to survive. Having the drive

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