Foundations of Comparative International Education
From the syllabus:
This course is designed to introduce MA-IDE candidates to cross-national comparative educational practices to construct a deeper understanding of how education differs across contexts and is a function of culture, social organization, and economic conditions. Students will view comparative and international education as theory, method, and practice while taking into account how it can influence global education entrepreneurship.
MS Credential Candidates will:
- Examine what is meant by ‘comparison’ or ‘comparative’ as related to the study of education and to examine the factors (cultural, social, economic, political) to be considered in drawing comparisons.
- Explore the application of these factors via course readings, class discussions, and in relation to one’s own research and writing.
- Utilize analytical frameworks to gain skills in reflection and critique, to identify theories and underlying assumptions about education, and to apply these skills to one’s own educational context.