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Global Perspectives, Poverty and Education - EDUF3026

Year - 2020

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.

1x1-hr lecture/wk for 9 wks, 1x1-hr online tutorial/wk for 9 wks, 1x2 hour workshop for 9 wks

8x200wd Online postings (30%), 1x1500wd equivalent Presentation (30%), 1x1500wd Policy Brief (40%)

McCowan, T. and E. Unterhalter (2014) Education and International Development: An Introduction, Bloomsbury (available as an ebook)


42 credit points of units


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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