New Master's Program at University of Hawaii: Global Perspectives on Education Policy and Practice

  • Honolulu

About Us

The Master of Education in Educational Foundations Global Perspectives on Educational Policy and Practice program was designed to prepare educators and policy researchers/ analysts for leadership in educational and research settings. This unique master’s program will examine how globalization affects educational policy and practice in a multitude of ways from early childhood education through advanced graduate studies. Educational policy, at every level, impacts education and affects the daily lives of educators and practitioners throughout the Pacific Asia region. The impact of globalization, and resistance to it, shows up in such educational contexts as the curriculum, leadership, testing, “World English,” technology, and access/equity in education. The courses in this program will focus on topical issues that are common to all educational systems and are appropriate for education professionals in diverse geographical locations. 


Join a vibrant community of exceptional scholars and professionals from the continental North America, Hawai‘i, and Asia to explore the world of educational policy through a globalization lens. The online program features ongoing, synchronous discussions that permit continuous dialogue and inquiry among participants across the Pacific Ocean. While most of the assignments and lectures can be accessed by students on their own time, weekly discussions will bring everyone together. Classes are online and require a computer with a microphone, speaker, and a dedicated internet link. 


The program will entail a short-term face-to-face component at the University of Hawai‘i. Scheduling for this aspect of the program will be decided in consultation with student schedules and will be set for either Summer 2018 or Summer 2019. 


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