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Comparative Models of Educational Environments


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Course level: Graduate

This course examines the various models of educational environments available to students today. Discussion topics range from the wealth of options available for P-12 school students to adult learners to alternative learning environments. Specific focus is placed on distance education modalities for learners of all ages. Competency A: Analyze the influences of foundational structures and philosophies in different types of educational institutions. Competency B: Develop a global awareness of educational structures including belief, value systems, and culture. Competency C: Evaluate alternative delivery modalities within educational environments. Competency D: Examine existing educational models to identify possible improvement in educational institutions. Competency E: Determine the impact of emerging issues on the restructuring and reforming of educational institutions

What you'll learn

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Introduction to Comparative Models of Educational Environments

Structure and Theoretical Foundations of Educational Institutions

Environment of Educational Institutions: Demands, Policies, Practices, Roles, and Issues

Standards-Based Education

Comparative Education: Western-Centric Perspectives

Comparative Education: Global Perspectives

Alternative Delivery of Education

Restructuring Education for the 21st Century


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