Contemporary Issues in Education
This Module covers Contemporary issues in Education both local and global. It embraces a wide array of selected developments, initiatives and innovations and reforms. These include the Millennium Development Goals, Human rights, Gender Education, Peace Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Urbanization and Education and other related phenomenon.
The Module has five Units.
Unit I: Introduces you to the concept of Globalisation, its major features and effects on education. It examines the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Education For All (EFA) Goals. The challenges facing Africa in pursuit of the above goals as well as the progress registered so far are examined.
Unit II: Covers the fundamental aspects of Human Rights and Children’s Rights in relation to education. It spells out the common forms of violation of children’s rights and the role of the teacher and other stakeholders in enforcing the rights.
Unit III: Focuses on Gender Education. It examines the concepts of gender, sex, gender roles, gender disparity, gender equity, retention and other pertinent issues. The teachers’ role in adopting gender responsive pedagogy is also discussed.
Unit IV: Examines Peace Education and conflict resolution. It discusses the concepts of peace, personal peace, forms of conflict and the relationship between peace and education. The relevance of peace in national and international development is also illustrated.
Unit V: Looks at Adult and continuing Education, Health education and the challenges of urbanization in Africa, among other related issues.
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