Policy Studies in Education

Code: PEDU 6209
Course Title: Policy Studies in Education

The course aims to help students to develop a basic scholarly foundation for policy studies in education. It is designed to introduce students to basic concepts, perspectives and approaches in educational policy studies. The course will explicate the different conceptions of educational policy as well as its content, process and effects. It will also introduce students to various theoretical perspectives that explore the nature of various dimensions of educational policy. There may include humanist, liberal and communitarian perspectives. Students will be exposed to different policy approaches, which define the orientations of inquiry underlying various policy designs. These approaches will include various normative and disciplinary approaches to policy studies. Different policy conceptions, perspectives and approaches will be illustrated with examples of research and practice in both local and international contexts.