Examines the role of education within the process of economic, political, social and cultural change within the 'developing' world, with a particular focus on the small island states of the Pacific. Theories, concepts and models of 'development' and how these influence educational policy and practice are explored.
Discover how education continues to play an important role in the political, economic and social development of post-colonial and post-conflict peoples and nations, with particular emphasis on the Oceanic region. This course will prepare you well to understand the oftentimes contested relationship between global/local interests and ideals for education, and the political agendas at play on the part of the international community in supporting educational development in these contexts. It serves as an important introduction to the field of comparative and international education, and is of vital importance to those interested in understanding the function of education within development processes.
Currently scheduled classes
2020 Epsom (Semester 2): Online teaching with compulsory on campus 3 hours evening sessions on Monday 27 July, 3 and, 10 August, 12 , 19 October and 2 November from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
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This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes: