EDU8211 : The Role of the State in Education: Education Policy and Entrepreneurship for Development
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Pauline Dixon
- Lecturer: Dr Steve Humble
- Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
It is often assumed that it is the state's role to provide schooling for children, especially ‘free’ schooling in developing countries, to attain the Millennium Development Goals for to education (viz., education for all and gender equality in education).
This course aims to:
* introduce students to recent, award-winning research exploring the role of private and public sectors in educational provision for low-income families;
* enable students to critically evaluate different perspectives and research findings in developing countries concerning the role of public and private sectors;
* Critically assess different regulatory frameworks for education and the education policies of international agencies.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module is for anyone that is interested in policy decisions and who makes these decisions in education in developing countries, especially for the poorest. The module highlights the phenomenon of private schools for the poor that are operating in poor areas across Africa and Asia, and explores their potential role in international education policy and the reaching of the Millennium Development Goals in education. Anyone interested in education, policy issues, business, entrepreneurship, markets and developing countries will gain knowledge and awareness from this course.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||8||1:00||8:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||8||1:00||8:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||1||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||70:00||70:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures and seminars provide a theoretical and contextual framework for the whole module.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||100||4,000 word essay|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students will be assessed on their ability to discuss and evaluate the issues explaored throughout the course. They will need to critically analyse and argue issues concerning global education policy and provision options in developing countries.
The assessment will be concerned with education policy and educational provision in developing countries utilising all of the information, evidence and knowledge built up over the course. The students will be able to dicsuss issues about different types of managerial delivery as well as global education policy issues.