Development: Communication and Education (DVST6902)


Development is an international and intercultural process that seeks to both implement projects with specific objectives, and change the way people live and think. Language, as communication both enables such projects and is a source of incomprehension, misunderstanding and exclusion within them. Education as the longer term attempt to change the thinking and values of people and communities also has language at its heart. This unit examines the nature and politics of language and education and their relationship within development.

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1x2hr seminar/week


5x600wd critical reviews (50%) and 3000wd Research essay (50%)

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This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.

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