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Code6A01950
Course Name(Comprehensive lecture)Education in the World
InstructorMcGary, Carl
Credits2
TermTerm1
MajorComprehensive lecutre
Course goalsWhile gaining important study skills such as note taking, speed reading, vocabulary development and ways of asking questions in lectures, students will learn to identify and think about problems common to the various different education systems occurring in the world.
Course outlineThis course will introduce students to the way college level classes in America are conducted. Students will be expected to participate actively in lectures and discussions. Lectures will be given on the education systems in various countries. It is expected that lectures will introduce the systems in some or all of the following: the USA, Japan, France, China, India, Nigeria, Israel, Australia etc. Some weeks may feature guest speakers. It could become necessary to adjust the weekly schedule given below to fit these speakers schedules.
Evaluation Scale and PoliciesAttendance will count for 50% of the final grade. In addition to attendance, students will be graded on a midterm and final exam.
PrerequisitesOnly students who have passed Practical English may register for this class.
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Course Schedule/PlanWeek 1:Introduction of course
Lecture: The Nature and Purpose of Education

Week 2:Lecture: Education in Japan
Discussion:
Strong Points and Weak Points of Japanese System?
Answer essay questions

Week 3:Lecture: Education in the USA
Discussion:
1) What can we learn from the system in the USA to benefit Japan?
2) How could the system in the USA benefit from strong points of the Japanese system?
Answer essay questions

Week 4:Lecture: Education in Mexico
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 5:Lecture: Education in France
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 6:Lecture: Education in Russia
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 7:Midterm Exam

Week 8:Lecture: Education in Israel
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 9:Lecture: Education in Egypt
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 10:Lecture: Education in Nigeria
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 11:Lecture: Education in India
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 12:Lecture: Education in Australia
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 13:Lecture: Education in Singapore
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 14:Lecture: Education in China?
Discussion: Educational topic
Answer essay questions

Week 15: Final Exam
 

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