30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the critical study of education policy, its formation and effects. Students will explore education policy thematically, including education and the economy, centralisation/decentralisation, marketisation/privatisation, globalisation, professional identity and educational policy and equality issues. As well as the substantive thematic areas the module will also explore how concepts and theories enable researchers to enquire into the formation and effects of education policy.

Staff Contact: Dr Chris Winter
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK