Details for Comparative and International Education

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU526
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Mark Hutchinson


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Comparative and International Education

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Explain in detail various cultural differences and how these may influence school leadership practices, curriculum development and classroom environments.
  2. Select and plan culturally appropriate professional development material;
  3. Demonstrate substantial engagement with the issues involved in education across cultures;
  4. Critically evaluate the issues involved in education across cultures through in-depth discussion;
  5. Appraise and critically reflect on educational leadership in cross-cultural settings.

Subject Content

  1. Education definitions and the purpose of education in societies
  2. Comparative education and comparative educational leadership in international contexts
  3. The hidden leadership curriculum: cultural undertones in school leadership
  4. The structure and development of lifeworlds, worldview assumptions, and psycho-epistemological priorities in different cultural and community settings and the influence these have on educational leadership theory and practice in those settings
  5. The comparative process: effectively making of comparisons between education systems in different cultures
  6. Practical application: reflection and analysis as tools to facilitate the transformation of leadership practices in the light of perspectives gained during the study of the subject

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online
  • Intensive (5 days of classes/7 hours per day followed by 85 hours reading, writing and assignments)
  • Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)

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Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reflective Journal (10%)
  • Multimedia Presentation (40%)
  • Analytical Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

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