Sep 24, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

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EDAD 7072 - Education & Development in Developing Countries


Interdisciplinary course focuses on the role of learning systems in changing developing societies; historical and ethnographic studies of pre-colonial, colonial, and post-independence education; and education and training as tools for contemporary change and socioeconomic development. What are the implications of these for any given educational setting? Who are marginalized by the way we conduct education? What is the individual¿s responsibility in building a community? How is education connected with Development and vice versa? The challenges posed to these traditions in an increasingly global world community in the 21st century are discussed. Designed not to answer questions but to question answers. This mode of thinking can create space for dialogue that will assist each of us to come to a fuller understanding of the role of education in our respective societies as well as the world at large.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding that education always represents a given socio-cultural context; it is never neutral of value free.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of aspects of the contemporary socio-cultural context that impact education and development today, such as family structures, poverty, the media culture, influence of religion, social values.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the potential use of ICT in the development of emerging economies.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of themes of social change that impact education and development today, such as power/governance, health, language, culture, gender, ethnicity, class and others.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of why and how educators/development workers and others might respond to these changing social conditions and their implications for education and development well.



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