EDUC5519 Contemporary Reforms in Education

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is concerned with education issues outside the classroom. The unit takes a global overview of Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education. The sociocultural and economic dimensions of all these learners are considered. Through an exploration research from the OECD and UNICEF, we trace influences that have led to educational reforms for learners.
Students are able to (1) differentiate approaches to educational provision across various international economic regimes; (2) create a policy statement in a selected educational context; (3) analyse and critique issues in policy development in education and a selected level; (4) critique the use of Human Development theory in global educational reform; and (5) critique Australian policy and legal frameworks governing education at a selected level.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) case study and (2) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gerardine Neylon
Contact hours
24 hours, a total of 150 hours total time commitment
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