Cape Town: Comparative International Education: South Africa at the Crossroads (Closed)
Cape Town, South Africa
- Summer 1 Semester - May 7 – June 7, 2013
- Summer 1 Semester - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and program may fill at any time. Final deadline – January 24.
Faculty leader: Holly Carter (email@example.com)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Information Session: October 30, 2:20, 448 CSC
Courses: EDUC 3000 Global Perspectives on Inclusive Education & EDUC 3100 Comparative International Education
Post Apartheid South Africa is a country seeking to define pluralism for the post-apartheid generation. Students will have the extraordinary opportunity to explore the challenges and complexities of contemporary South Africa through the prism of educational policy and systems. Through formal lectures by Professors Carter and Lefevre and local guest presenters and informal learning experiences in schools across the spectrum of township communities to exclusive private and government schools, students will have an in-depth overview of South African history, politics, culture and society. The course will focus on all levels of education from day care centers/early education through university.
The specific topics to be covered will include:
- So. African Educational Policy
- Curricular Reform at the National and Provincial levels
- Education and sustainable development
- The multicultural challenges of inclusive education
- Disparities in South African Education
- Race, Culture and Education in So. African context
- From Bantu education to 21st century education
- EDUC 3000 Global Perspectives on Inclusive Education
- EDUC 3100 Comparative International Education
Univ. of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University Center for Educational Leadership and Management
Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leaderSchedule Appointment →
DOC Fee: $3,000
Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.
Country: South Africa
Cities: Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town
Destinations: Kruger National Park (Malaria zone that requires malaria prevention medication); Hluhuwe Game Reserve and Zulu Cultural Village, Garden Route to Plettenberg, and Cape Point National Reserve