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Issues in Globalisation: How Fair is Fashion? (Preview)

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Published on Jul 4, 2011

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DUR: 26 mins. YEAR: 2011. KS 3-5

Using the international fashion industry as a case study this resource asks: what is globalisation, what are the causes, and what is the role played by TNC's. It then goes on to look at the effects of globalisation, and asks, what are the pros and cons and who benefits? Filmed in Bangladesh, it compares the working and living conditions of textile workers employed in large scale factories in Dhaka, with those employed by a small rural fair trade fashion initiative.

Endorsed by OCR for use with their GCE Geography specification.

Suggested exam board specification links:

Edexcel
GCSE Spec A Unit 3 Topic 1 Economic Change
GCSE Spec B Unit 2 Topic 3 Globalisation
iGCSE Section C Topic 8 Globalisation and migration -- The global shift in manufacturing and the reasons for it (labour costs, resources, profiteering).
GCE Unit 1 AS Going Global -- ethical purchasing
Unit 3 A2 Bridging the Development Gap

AQA
GCSE Spec A Unit 2 Changing Urban Environments; Effects of rapid urbanisation and industrialisation.
Unit 2 The Development Gap; The contributions of Fair Trade and Trading Groups.
Unit 2 Globalisation; Globalisation has meant the development of manufacturing and services across the world. The advantages and disadvantages of TNCs.
Unit 2 Globalisation; The relative importance of manufacturing to different countries is changing.
GCSE Spec B Unit 2 Section B Investigating the globalisation of industry
GCE Unit 3 A2 Development and Globalisation -- Globalisation -- factors and dimensions. Newly industrialised countries (NICs)

WJEC
GCSE Spec A Unit 1 Theme 5 Interdependence -- impacts of globalisation
Unit 2 Theme 11 Retail and Urban change
GCSE Spec B Theme 3 Uneven development and sustainable environments Key Ideas 1, 2, & 6
GCE Unit G3 A2 Theme 4 Development
Unit G3 A2 Theme 5 Globalisation

OCR
GCSE Spec A Unit A731 The Global Citizen
GCSE Spec B Theme 4 Economic Development
Theme 4d How do multinational companies affect development?
GCE Unit 3 A2 Option B2 Globalisation -- What are the issues associated with globalisation? How can governments evaluate and manage the impact of globalisation?
Unit 3 A2 Option B3 Development and Inequalities
IB Geography Economic Interactions and Flows
Pre-U Geography Paper 3 Global Themes -- The World of Work

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