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This course introduces students to key concepts in educational policy research and key developments in education policy in a global context.  Students will examine the policy process from problem formation through to agenda setting, policy implementation and evaluation. Students will be able to contextualise their understanding of theoretical ideas and concepts through detailed study of particular examples covering a range of educational contexts from early childhood education to schools, colleges and higher education.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Topics covered on this course include:
·   Framing of educational policy priorities;
·   The role of politics in educational policy formation and change;
·   The role of private providers in education systems;
·   Determining quality in education systems;
·   The role of different policy actors in policy implementation;
·   Organisation of education systems and the impact on policy;
·   Evaluation of educational policy and the associated challenges;
·   The impact of policy and policy change on disadvantaged groups;
·   Methods for policy analysis.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to 3000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criterion-based.
Resit: one opportunity to resubmit the assignment will be permitted, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.
There are no assessments for this course.