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Postgraduate Course: Comparative Education and International Development (EDUA11364)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course focuses upon global pressures on education both in teaching and in learning- throughout all continents, countries and localities. It will examine the impact of economic and political pressures in educational developments at global, national and local levels.
Course description The course will provide an opportunity to discuss the influence of global and international organizations such as the UNESCO, the OECD, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in supporting educational development through several key issues, such as international educational agenda and influence of international Aid. It aims to locate various debates within different countries and on the response of national governments to global educational agendas and the challenges they face.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The assessment for the course will be based on a combination of
1. 25% 1000 word blog
2. 75% 3000 word assignment. Students will be expected to write an essay on a given topic.
Feedback Prior to essay submission, students will receive feedforward guidance on possible approaches to their essay.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the International context within which education takes place
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the many countervailing forces impacting on Quality Education
  3. Have a critical understanding of the various international agencies involved in education and their roles in developing goals beyond the 2015
  4. Examine the change from MDGs to SDGs in 2015 and what this means for education and analyse the relevance of SDGs for global achievements in education
  5. Critically analyse the importance of North-South partnerships in education
Reading List
Crewe, E., & Harrison, E. (1998) Whose Development? An Ethnography of Aid. London: Zed Books.
Harber, C. (2014). Education and International Development: Theory, Practice and Issues. Oxford: Symposium Books Ltd.
Henry, D., Lingard, B., Rizvi, R., & Taylor, S. (2001). The OECD, globalisation and education policy. London: Pergamon.
King, K., & McGrath, S. (2004). Knowledge for Development: comparing British, Japanese, Swedish and World Bank aid, Zed Books: London.
Sen, A. (1999). Development as Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Group presentation skills, analytic reading and writing skills, group discussion skills
KeywordsEducation,International Development,Comparative Education
Course organiserDr Jingyi Li
Tel: (0131 6)51 6205
Course secretaryMr Giorgi Amirkhanashvili
Tel: (0131 6)51 4241
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