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KASMULTI4 Optional Course Prospects and Obstacles of Education in Developing Countries 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Educational Studies
School of Education

Learning outcomes

The students will increase their understanding about theory, policy and practice of education in developing countries with a particular reference to challenges to and prospects of education.

General description

Type or level of studies: Intermediate/Advanced studies

Content: The course draws attention to policies and practices related to the provision of education in developing countries by examining the relationship between education and social and economic development. The students will explore intricacies regarding policy formation and their subsequent implementation at local and regional level particularly in the developing world. The discussions will focus on impediments related to the realization of educational targets from basic literacy through language of instruction to employability of educational products.

Modes of Study: Lectures, an individual or pair presentation of an article, and a learning diary (for students at intermediate level) or an essay (for students at advanced level).

Enrolment for University Studies

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Dr. Lakshman Wedikkarage, Teacher responsible


14-Sep-2016 – 26-Oct-2016
Seminar 20 hours
Wed 14-Sep-2016 - 19-Oct-2016 weekly at 9-12, LINNA building, Room K106
26-Oct-2016 at 12 –14 , LINNA building, Room K106


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Information on selected reading related to the topic will be provided in the beginning of the course.

Further information

Max. 20 students.

The course is available for students from EDU, other faculties, TTY and TAMK.