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EDUF3026 - Global Poverty and Education
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: 42 credit points.
Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 9 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 9 wks, 1x3-hr online activity/wk for 3 wks

Assessment: 1hr exam (25%) and 2000wd essay (30%) and 1250wd critical review (25%) and 750wd workshop discussion (20%)

This unit of study explores relationships between education, poverty and development in international contexts, particularly in the global South. It acknowledges the importance of a broad-ranging view of development, including its economic, political, and cultural dimensions. The unit examines key indicators related to poverty and education, and explores the educational implications of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) in the global South. The roles of multilateral, bilateral and non-state agencies in educational development is investigated to discuss the multiple actors in global development and the politics of aid. Case studies of educational development processes in specific countries are used to contextualise the key issues explored in the unit and to provide students with an understanding of how development reforms are experienced and contested at local, regional, and national levels. The unit is especially designed for those who have an interest in developing countries, who may be teaching or writing about development issues, or who may be interested in careers in international and development education, whether in Australia or overseas.
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