at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

New UH Online Masters Program: Perspectives in Education


Global Perspectives on Educational Policy and Practice

About the Program

The Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaii has developed a new online Masters degree program entitled, “Global Perspectives on Educational Policy and Practice.” This program is designed for educators, researchers, and analysts working in a range of school and organizational contexts and is intended to bring together professionals from the continental North America, Hawai‛i, and Asia to explore the world of educational policy through a globalization lens.

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. 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.

Additional Information

If interested in this program, the application deadline for the Fall 2018 semester is February 1, 2018. More information on the program and on the courses is available in the program flyer and program website, both linked beow.

Link to Program Page

Download Program Flyer PDF