Department: Master of Education
Module Description: Policy development, analysis, and implementation of change processes in educational organizations are the substance of this module. It will introduce educators and educational policy-makers and leaders to thinking critically about the art and processes of educational policy-making through the study of theories, research and experiences of others, as well as by reflecting on their own perspectives and beliefs about policy-making and implementation. Learners will understand educational policy-making and implementation from a number of philosophical and practical perspectives, and will be able to articulate and reflect on their own beliefs about educational policy-making and implementation. Further they will be able to offer policy recommendations, evaluate policy efforts and prepare policy briefs for a range of audiences. Particular attention is paid to policy issues and policy making in the UAE and MENA.
Heyneman, S. (1997). The quality of education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Journal of Educational Development, vol. 17(4), pp. 449-466. Request item
Howlett, M. & Ramesh, M. (2002). The policy effects of internationalization: a subsystem adjustment analysis of policy change. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, vol. 4(1), pp. 31-50.
Hymowitz, K. (2006). How welfare reform worked. City Journal, Spring. Request item