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ESA512 International Educational Leadership (8)

Abstract

Drawing upon a comparative perspective, this subject will examine selected educational trends, practices, issues and debates from around the world. The subject will support analysis of the theoretical and philosophical assumptions underlying educational and leadership issues and provides for an in-depth examination of selected matters. The subject will consist of three distinct stages: (a) setting a focus for learning where students examine theoretical and philosophical assumptions underlying educational and leadership issues (b) immersion where students will undertake an in-depth examination of a particular issue (c) reflection, where students will further examine the assumptions underlying an issue and move to a clear articulation of a chosen topic for an in-depth analysis. Immersion entails experiential learning and/or in-depth examination of the issue. Reflection will include debriefing, reflection, and reporting of learning.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to develop an understanding of current socio-cultural, political and economic factors impacting on major educational issues;

- be able to demonstrate a comparative view of issues and have the ability to use comparative frameworks in examining educational issues and practices;

- be able to develop a capacity to assess local and international challenges from a multitude of vantage points;

- be able to explore comparative analysis frameworks and their uses;

- be able to develop a cross cultural/international perspective on key issues (e.g. purpose of schooling, access and opportunity, teacher professionalism, accountability and leadership);

- be able to demonstrate an enhanced ability to problem solve and reflect upon case studies from a cross-cultural and international perspective; and,

- be able to show a deep knowledge and understanding, from a comparative perspective, of a chosen area of educational endeavour.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
- overview of current socio-cultural, political and economic factors impacting on education; - developing a comparative perspective; - examining prevailing theoretical bases (modern, post-modern and post structuralist theories; - exploration of comparative analysis frameworks and their use in exploring international issues; - cross cultural/international perspectives on the purpose of schooling, educational access and opportunity, teacher professionalism, educational accountability, educational leadership and the impact on education of globalisation; and, - Comparative research: purpose and process.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.