30 June 2023
Global Education Policy Implementation – Strategies for Access and Equity in Low-Resource Contexts
The course builds on the knowledge foundation of the OSUN Certificate in Global Educational Development (GLOBALED), a network course bringing together 50 students from five OSUN-affiliated institutions from four continents. It presents a focused learning and community-building opportunity for motivated students as well as practitioners on the frontlines of program design and implementation for vulnerable and marginalized learners in resource-constrained contexts. Thus, in its scope, the course represents a logical progression from the GLOBALED Core and Colloquium courses – offered during the regular academic year – by moving the learning focus from a critical understanding of education challenges globally to the complex act of implementation of solutions in addressing those challenges.
The condensed week-long format would allow for full-time education professionals – from OSUN-affiliated institutions and countries where those institutions operate – to join highly motivated OSUN students already involved in education programs in their communities. Working side-by-side, both sides will learn from each other and grow in this immersive learning experience: critically reflecting on the ongoing implementation challenges of their respective educational interventions/engagements and refining their response; all under the guidance of a Faculty Collaborative who balances the expert and experiential knowledge of such education endeavors in under-resourced contexts and/or for vulnerable learners.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Through a combination of pre-readings, in-class presentations, case analysis, discussions, and group work, the course will enable its participants to:
Examine the diverse factors - socio-cultural, economic, and political - shaping the framing of education policies and their implementation in low-resource contexts
Design empirical and analytical indicators to make informed decisions based on data-driven evidence
Evaluate policy alternatives through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion – using context-appropriate indicators and frameworks
Analyze the processes and frugal innovations of implementation of education interventions at scale in low-resource contexts
Develop a systems perspective in appraising education policy through case analyses of both successful and unsuccessful policy implementation
Institute of Education, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Biskhek, Kyrgyzstan
Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education, Central European University, Vienna, Austria
Opening this Summer intensive course to OSUN students will be of great value to those
- participating in the OSUN GLOBALED Certificate program.
- students pursuing other OSUN Certificates programs that inspire engagement with education initiatives - such as Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship
- OSUN students with an interest in public policy and international development/global studies
The course examines the complex challenges of translating education policies for promoting access and equity into tangible outcomes through program design and implementation. Specifically, the course will focus on the policy-implementation nexus in the complexities of resource-constrained contexts of the global south. With theoretical and experiential insights from cases of actual education policy successes and failures in the global south, this course will provide the participants with a nuanced understanding of the dynamics of policy implementation for achieving desired outcomes in low-resource contexts.
A Certificate of Attendance will also be awarded upon completion.
EUR 270: The early-bird fee is payable until April 30
EUR 300: payable until May 28.
The Open Society University Network is offering scholarships for
- currently enrolled students and employees of OSUN member institutions
- applicants from the Global South and
Fee waivers are available for students of CIVICA institutions.