International Policy Trends in Education (EDPB5017)


Investigation and analysis of key trends in education change and reform in major Western countries including: shifting priorities in education policies; increasing emphasis on educational outcomes, testing and international comparisons of learning achievement; significance of shifts fostering lifelong learning and human capital formation; trends in educational accountability; changes in the role of the state and implications for the financing of education; privatisation and decentralisation of education; and the impact of ICTs on educational provision. Impact of major demographic, economic and labour market developments on education policies; impact on youth policy and transition from school to work, and their educational implications.

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500wd minor overview (10%) and 1200wd review essay (20%) and 1500wd minor essay (20%) and 2500wd case study (50%)

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