Discussion About Disparity In Educational Technology Advancement In Schools Of Industrialized First World Country And A Still Developing Country Like Philippines?


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Disparity in educational technology advancement in industrialized countries and countries that are still developing comes down to one thing: Money. Or rather, either the surfeit of it, or the lack of it. Most western schools have computers and teaching aids based on technology that are sufficient for the pupils' needs, whereas schools in developing schools do not.

This disparity can actually be seen in industrialized countries in schools that are better funded than others and there is always an outcry about the negative impact this has on the children who are not receiving the education that those from better off schools have; and also on the advantages that the pupils from richer schools have.

This disparity is magnified many times when it comes to the educational technology advancements made by those industrialized countries compared to the poorer developing ones. Lack of money has a direct result on educational resources and the impact is great. Naturally, there are some people in developing countries who are wealthier than the average and they have an education that corresponds with that wealth, but in the main it means that the population of poorer countries (and therefore the county itself) is unable to compete in a global economy, because it follows that if a poorer education is given at school level, very few, if any, of those pupils will be able to take advantage of further and higher education.

The consequences mean that standards of living are lower, life spans are affected and the cycle continues. Social expectations of people from these countries becomes stereotypical because lack of an equal education means that only low paid jobs, if any, can be got and an unequal hierarchy develops.

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