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EDU4030 – CIE Specialisation A

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING CHANGES IN BOTH STRUCTURE AND CONTENT. CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN FALL 2010. THE WEBPAGES WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE NEW COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT SOON.


The second semester of the Master programme in Comparative and International Education offers two areas of specialisation;

  • A: Education and Development
  • B: Educational Policies and Planning

The students are expected to choose the course matching with their intended thesis work. Since the lectures for the two specialisation areas are offered subsequently, and not parallel, students also have the opportunity to attend some of the lectures for the specialisation area they have not selected.

CIE specialisation A: Education and Development:

The specialisation consists of three parts:

  • Educational policies in developing countries and the role of donors.
  • Culture in developing countries.
  • Higher education in developing countries.

The first part deals with education policies in developing countries. The role of multilateral and bilateral donors to the education sector in developing countries will be analysed. The analysis includes a discussion of the role of the World Bank for the education sector in developing countries. The recent move towards Education for All will be analysed. In the second part culture in developing countries and the content of schooling including recent curriculum developments will be analysed. This part also deals with the important question of the language of instruction in schools, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The language question in Africa, Asia and Latin America will be seen in the light of Globalisation, Governance and Social Justice. This part of the course also includes a brief introduction to the field of ethno-mathematics. The third part of the course focuses on higher education in developing countries and especially on the role of the universities.

Learning outcome

The aims of the second semester courses are to prepare students for their thesis work. This is done both through the two specialisation areas within Comparative and International Education, as well as through a second course in research methods (EDU4013).

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The specialisation course is a part of the Master programme in Comparative and International Education. Only students formally accepted to this program may attend this course.The students must have completed and passed all requirements of the previous semester in order to enter the courses offered.

Teaching

The courses combines lectures with seminars. A minimum of 80% attendance is required of all students.

Examination

Participants of the specialisation course are required to write a term paper of 15 -20 pages at the end of the course. A topic for the term paper is to be suggested by the student, and approved by the involved teaching staff. The term paper is graded by the course professor and an external examiner, and discussed together with syllabus at an oral exam. Grades are A, B, C, D, E and F(ail).

Facts about this course

Credits

20

Examination

Spring and Autumn Final semester spring 2013

Teaching language

English