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Globalization and Education
EDST 235
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

As we've seen with the COVID 19 pandemic and social movements against injustice such as the Movement for Black Lives and the movement for reproductive justice, our world is deeply interconnected in many ways, including socially, economically, culturally, technologically, and politically. The ways in which we understand who we are and our place(s) in the world are deeply informed by events, beliefs, narratives, and ideologies that circulate globally. Education has long been a space where these ideas and frameworks have been taken up, contested, and reimagined. In this course, we will draw on scholarship from a variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, and history, trace key theoretical frameworks and definitions of globalization, such as world culture theory and de/coloniality, and examine globalization's impacts on education around the world. We will also look at major global actors working in education, such as the World Bank, USAID, and UNESCO, and the ways they shape and impact education. The central question that we will grapple with is: How can understandings of the complex forms and impacts of globalization help us track and make sense of our experiences and ideas about what education is and what it could be? This course is a prerequisite for Theory and Methods in Comparative Education. It counts towards the Category 2 requirement of the Education Studies Major and/or Minor.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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