Cultural Models of Education: International Perspectives
This course will present a comparative analysis and evaluation of educational systems, cultural perspectives to learning, psychological-sociological factors, and present-day issues in regards to teaching and learning. The course will help students come to appreciate differences in educational systems and structures, broaden perspectives, and become aware of critical issues facing schooling in the U.S. and elsewhere. Case studies will focus on East Asia and the U.S. to discuss policy implications for American schooling, but are not limited to Asian countries. Discussion on diverse cultural models of education and issues are encouraged. Those students who are interested in international perspectives or comparative studies in education policy and practice may find this course helpful.
Prerequisite: Open to Education students; others require instructor permission (firstname.lastname@example.org).