International Perspectives on Educational Reform 

This course places the education reform agenda in its broad international context. It does so by considering a series of cases of education reform across the Asia Pacific. These draw on schools operating as part of national systems and in international school settings. It focuses particularly on those reforms that have as a driving force the new social, cultural political and economic conditions associated with the so called knowledge economy. The course also introduces initial notions of education development and responsibility across the region, including the relationship between education and society.