Educational Policy - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 12:36

EPA613: Educational Policy

Module Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of this module is to provide a number of basic tools that will help students to better and more fully understand the new and diverse current policy transformations that affect an education system—locally and internationally.

Module Content

This module provides a number of basic tools that will help students to better and more fully understand the new and diverse current policy transformations that affect the education system. Within that framework we will examine the educational policy context and raise some diverse and crucial questions: What are the consequences of globalization for public and private education? To what extent is the knowledge taught in schools influenced by the social, economic and political relations that arise within the world capitalist empire? Why should education help to develop the world market, but also to solve the problems of unemployment and poverty, at a time when the market economy itself is the main cause of social and economic inequality?