Education, Poverty, and Community Development

Education, Poverty, and Community Development
Examines the nexus between education, poverty, and socioeconomic development challenges facing developing countries through the perspective of economics, religion, and the state.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining EDLF 363
Course Outcomes

Understanding development paradigms and critical reflection on poverty and human development

Identify and critically reflect upon issues and theories of poverty and human development

The Specific Objectives of the Course are as Follows:

  • Understand the way in which different educational systems, pedagogical approaches, and organizational structures have evolved in a variety of cultures and country contexts;
  • Explain the role that education plays in global social, political and economic development;
  • Develop the ability to think logically and critically, and to apply knowledge from multiple disciplines to various contexts;
  • Develop the ability to reflect on, understand, and respond to complex international and intercultural issues relating to human rights, right to education, rights in education and development; and
  • Develop the ability to locate, identify, and use sources of information from multiple disciplines to understand and address issues related to education.

Critical reflection on theories

Locate, understand, and critically review development theories and research within their respective disciplines and within the interdisciplinary field of Development Studies

Development analysis

Analyze relevant development phenomena in a complex manner using key concepts and theories studied during the course.

Formulate research questions

Formulate complex research questions regarding development.

Effective communication

Communicate scientific issues and follow the development of knowledge.

Understand development dimensions

Develop a more effective understanding of the economics, social, and political dimensions of educational development within and across national boundaries.