Education for Development

How can education support development? Does increased educational participation and achievement ensure that knowledge and skills can be harnessed to improve health, raise incomes, sustain economic growth and promote equity? Access to high-quality education is a widely recognised human right. But in many low-income countries, participation in even a full course of basic education is not universal. The course considers how these issues and questions are addressed by a variety of international organisations and governments.

This course explores contemporary perspectives, polices and debates, linking education to development, and examines the relevant actions of agencies and governments in a number of economically developing countries. The aim of this course is to support you in developing the skills, knowledge and terminology to understand and act on the relationship between education and development.

This is a wholly online course and can be taken on its own or as a module of the MA in Education or the MSc in Development Management.

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