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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 783 - Advanced Comparative Analysis of Educational Systems

Prerequisite, Ph.D. in education major. This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the Inquiry Core, by taking as its focus a critical examination of the theories and methodologies commonly used in the field of comparative education. Applying these theories and methodologies to the critical analysis of educational problems and ways that they have been solved in other nations provides the basis for a fresh approach to policymaking and reform in the U.S. Both developed and developing nations will be examined in terms of the critical issues facing their systems of schooling. This course can be linked to a semester of study and research in another country, leading to further advanced work in comparative education. The course project - a carefully developed research design - may also serve as the first step in a dissertation proposal for those students who become interested in comparative education as their area of specialization within the CCS emphasis. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits