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Education Policy in National and International Context

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2020

About the course

The course provides a profound introduction to and analysis of education policy. It offers an overview of debates around policy at the level of international organizations, but also at the national level. It examines the relationships between policy contexts, processes and outcomes, and illustrates these through specific examples of policies in Europe and Sweden. The course presents and analyses research on policy and reflects on the connections between education policy and school practice. In particular, the course is structured around the following: understanding policy in education, how it is implemented and received in schools; what are the values that policies represent and how these values are mediated in the contexts of education institutions, and, what does policy and research on policy mean for teachers and students. The course will use case studies to explore these themes, drawing on research in the fields of:
 
  • School marketization and privatization.
  • Inclusion in education and in teacher education.
  • Changing education governance in the European Union, and the role of international organizations in education policy.
The course is aimed at anyone who is interested in educational policy issues.
The course is given in English as a campus course.

Application and eligibility

Education Policy in National and International Context, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

20 January 2020

Ends

23 February 2020

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Prior university studies of 90 credits. English for basic required knowledge for university studies.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F6864

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2019. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,625

Total fee

SEK11,625

Starts

20 January 2020

Ends

23 February 2020

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Prior university studies of 90 credits. English for basic required knowledge for university studies.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-68734

Application

Application deadline was 15 October 2019. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,625

Total fee

SEK11,625

Contact us

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Course is given by
Applied Educational Science
Contact persons for the course are:
Christina Westergren, study administrator