General Theory and Practice of Comparative Education

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Course Code: 
EDC 2201
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course covers a wide range of past and current issues in education and introduces to the teacher trainee the field of Comparative Education. It offers an explanation for differences in education systems and processes and how education contributes to social, political, economic development of nations. It helps teacher trainees to understand the education process and enhances their ability to contribute in addressing educational problems and challenges within their countries

Learning Outcomes: 

By the At the of this course, teacher trainees should be able to:

  1. Explain key concepts of Comparative Education.
  2. Trace the origin of Comparative Education.
  3. Justify the teaching of Comparative Education in teacher training institutions.
  4. Relate education to national development /explain the contribution of education to national development.
  5. Analyze the issues, and challenges facing education systems in an era of change.
  6. Compare and contrast educational systems and highlight key issues to utilize in an effort to improve education systems (Uganda in comparison to any other education system e.g. USA, Japan, China etc).


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