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EDE531 Globalization, Education and Societies

As the globe becomes increasingly interconnected, nations are becoming similar in the educational and cultural practices, particularly if they adopt the aims of what Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg calls the Global Education Reform Network or GERM, modeled after reforms in the United States. However, GERM is often resisted for its negative consequences. In this course, we will place education within the larger context of the differences between nations in terms of the culture and education and seek to understand education’s impact on the economic and political welfare of a county. We will look at specific countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, England, China, Finland and the United States, and regions, such as Latin America and Africa.

Credits: 3
Offered: Occasionally
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
Instructors: D. Hursh
EDE 531 Globalization, Education and Societies course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.