HS 310F — Introduction to Education and Development

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Examines the relationship between education and development, especially the pivotal question of whether education reduces poverty. Starting with a review of the state of education at the global level, the course then examines positive and negative theories about the role of education in development. It analyzes innovative policies and programs in educational policy areas, such as girls’ education, with high potential for producing positive development impacts. The course also considers the impacts of educational technology and new methods for teaching and learning, as well as the most current assessment strategies and tools to monitor and evaluate policy choices and programs in the education sector.
Ms. Dassin