Fall 2022  |  OLPD 5104 Section 001: Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (17423)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/06/2022 - 12/07/2022
Wed 04:40PM - 07:20PM
UMTC, East Bank
Appleby Hall 204
Enrollment Status:
Open (15 of 19 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides a critical analysis of strategies used to improve educational outcomes worldwide. This course examines contemporary trends in educational policy, development, and practice, focusing on how's and why's of educational change. Empirical studies, organizational reports, and student experiences all inform class discussion. prereq: Grad student
Class Description:
This course will provide students with an introduction and grounding in key concepts, issues and related to international development in the field of education. Each course unit examines the current research on policy and programmatic interventions that are used to address the key concerns of education: access, equity, quality and efficiency. This course is not designed as advocacy for any particular approach, but as an overview of strategies that have been tried, an assessment of the outcomes, an analysis of the problems and issues that emerged along the way, and a critique of the research used to arrive at conclusions. The goal of this course is for students to learn about and undertake analysis of promising strategies for improving the quality and efficiency of schooling in the developing world. Finally, these strategies are discussed in the political and cultural context in which consultants and international agencies operate.
Class Format:
20% Lecture
10% Film/Video
15% Discussion
20% Small Group Activities
15% Student Presentations
5% Field Trips
5% Guest Speakers
10% Web Based
50-75 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Paper(s)
2 Presentation(s)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 May 2012

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