Awardee: Doreen Richmond
Institution: Whatcom Community College
Department/Discipline: Interdisciplinary Studies
Course Title: Global Perspectives in Education: Taking a Closer Look
In this course students have an opportunity to research an Asian country of their choice and examine its educational systems and the different factors that influence it. The class will look at the United Nations Sustainable Development goals to examine global issues surrounding education. Using case studies, speakers, and multi-media presentations students have a chance to look at developing countries in Asia and look specifically at Nepal, India, and Tibet’s specific educational strengths, challenges, and/or needs. These country level analyses help guide students as they look at their chosen country’s educational systems and examine its strengths, challenges and/or needs.