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EDUF3026: Global Perspectives, Poverty and Education

2023 unit information

In this unit we explore relationships between education, poverty and international development in multi-level contexts. It acknowledges the importance of a broad view of concepts and practices of 'international development', including economic, political, and cultural dimensions. We examine poverty and education and explore educational implications of global social policies Education for all, the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals. We investigate multiple actors in global development and the politics of aid. Using case studies of specific contexts we locate key issues and explore understandings of how related reforms are experienced and contested locally, regionally and nationally.

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Education

Code EDUF3026
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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42 credit points of units
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand major global educational forces impacting on developing countries
  • LO2. apply knowledge of major models of national development and their implications for educational theory, policy and practice
  • LO3. apply this knowledge base to a range of policy issues of current concern in many countries internationally
  • LO4. gain critical understanding of the functions of formal schooling and non-formal education, including early childhood care and education, in countries identified as 'developing'
  • LO5. understand Australia’s international relations in education and major multilateral organisations working in education, and appreciate the potential role of course unit graduates in professional and academic work in international and development education
  • LO6. demonstrate application of the above skills to: advanced academic research in both individual and group tasks; bibliographic searches of high relevance to content; and advanced academic writing skills.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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