ED588 Doctoral Seminar: Topics in Teaching & Curriculum

This doctoral seminar focuses on a different topic in research each time it is offered. Fall 2018: In most countries across the globe, education reform is becoming more similar as countries are concerned with international comparisons on standardized tests. However, a few countries, such as Finland and New Zealand, resist the push towards standardized testing, accountability, and efficiency. In this course we will examine how education policies move across the globe and are adopted, modified and resisted. We will begin by developing a theory of globalization, examining the writings of Bob Lingard, Fazal Rizvi, Stephen Ball, and others. From there we will examine education policy in selected countries, which will include but not be limited to the United States, Finland, New Zealand, Australia, China and developing countries. We will also examine a variety of issues across nations, such as education and inequality, and education and the economy. Several guest presenters will join us in person or via skype. Lastly, while the course will focus on P-12 education, we will also devote some attention to post-secondary education.

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: Restricted to advanced doctoral students who are well along in their programs and have completed at least ED 506 or permission on instructor
ED 588 Doctoral Seminar: Topics in Teaching & Curriculum course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.