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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU 2312 - Comparative and International Education

Credits: 3 credit hours
This course explores the basic principles and concepts in comparative and international education and seeks to acquaint students with knowledge of the field of comparative and international education. These will include some theories guiding comparative study and major educational issues impacting teaching and learning worldwide. Participants in the course will analyze some educational systems in terms of philosophy, policies, control, etc. At the elementary and secondary levels, students will analyze gender differences and related issues in educational settings in terms of access, achievement, teacher attitudes, etc. in schools across the world. They will review data on the achievement of American students and compare them to students in other countries, based on the PISA exam for 15 year olds. Students will also review the preparation and status of teachers in the general society; they will compare and contrast the attitude of the society in various countries towards teachers and teaching, and how it impacts teacher performance.
Pre-requisite(s): Any level one Critical Reading or Written Communication general education course