This paper focuses on highlighting how the processes of globalization have changed the experiences of growing up and being educated in for the adolescent children aged 12 to 15 in Australia. Globalization is the process by which organizations and businesses establish international relations through the exchange of world business views and ideas, culture and products with other nations of the world. These businesses and organizations then start to operate and trade on an international scale. Globalization can be attributed to advances in the industrial sector, changes in the transportation and telecommunication systems, ...view middle of the document...
These far-reaching effects have spilled over to the younger generation especially in the ICT sector. Advances in the ICT world have compelled more and more young people to embrace the economic changes in the wave of economic development. Young people are constantly pursuing to develop a sense of identity in an essentially insecure world, which intensifies their insecurities owing to the poor economic instabilities and control (Dolby & Rizvi, 2008).
Many young people are afraid of being termed local in a constantly globalizing world. Young people term being local as a form of social deprivation and degradation. The paradigm shift from establishing places of social congregation away from the localities, has greatly contributed to the growth of this perception among the youth. Thus globalization is considered as a form of social segregation. This is so since the local scenes are constantly surcharged with providing the young clientele with fresh sense generating entertainment to satisfy their interests. These interests are constantly changing to match with the international economic trends. This has given rise to different social classes among the youth based on the international disparities that do not close the gap between the global elite and the localized youth mainstream (Bendit & Hahn, 2008).
Young people actively react to the effects of globalization rather than actively negotiate to the changes brought about by globalization. The prime challenges posed by globalization are to promote solid, diverse and sustainable relations between the communities in the face of economic shifts with regard to meeting the needs of the parties involved. Globalization should happen at a considerable pace in order to engage all the key players without losing the importance of the local scene. Hence it should consider the varying environmental spaces and areas of political authority without losing their basis of propelling economic growth (Black, 2008 and Goodwin, 2007).
The youth have different innate perceptions with regard to the different experiences they face and the interpretations they have these experiences make globalization a complex challenging issue to fully decipher. The different social interpretations by the youth to globalization are vital in analyzing the different youth experiences. This makes it hard to clearly give an overall objective assessment on the current impasse the youth face in the rapidly globalizing world. The common myth is that the young people are passive vulnerable victims of circumstances with little say on the day to day changes (Black, 2008).
The young people of Australia are faced with the economic challenge of a weak manufacturing industry. The exports supersede the level of imported goods that the growing population demands. A lot of concerted efforts from the major players, the government and the society, have to come into play in order to revive the manufacturing industry and generate enough...