This blended professional development course is designed for education practitioners from diverse geographies and sectors interested in learning about the complex challenges of translating education policies into tangible outcomes. The course focuses on the policy-implementation nexus in the complexities of resource-constrained contexts of the global south and discusses important topics linked to access to education.

With theoretical and experiential insights from cases of actual education policy implementation successes and failures in the global south, this course will broaden course participants’ horizons and provide them with nuanced understanding of the current dynamics of policy implementation for achieving desired outcomes in low-resource contexts. This professional development course is envisioned as a platform for professional networking with experts and peers, and as the foundation for additional learning opportunities and peer interactions in the future.   

Through a combination of pre-readings, in-class presentations, case analysis, discussions and group-work, the course will enable its participants to: 

  • Reflect on current issues in education policy implementation in low-resource contexts with experts and peers;
  • Examine the diverse factors - socio-cultural, economic, and political - shaping the framing of education policies and their implementation in low-resource contexts 
  • Practice making informed decisions based on data-driven evidence –using UNICEF’s MICS-Education Analysis for Global Learning and Equity (MICS-EAGLE) methodology 
  • Evaluate policy alternatives through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion – using data and analytical approaches such as Multi-dimensional Child Poverty Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and analysis of the education-skill-employment linkages 
  • Analyze the processes and frugal innovations of implementation of education interventions at scale in low-resource contexts by a leading NGO from the Global South.
  • Develop a systems perspective in appraising education policy implementation through the analyses of both successful and less successful cases.

Early - and mid-career professionals active in the field of educational development in low-resource contexts including those working in:

  • education and youth-focused government agencies,
  • civil society organizations,
  • private section initiatives,
  • international philanthropic and development organizations,
  • universities with community engagement activities and partnerships. 
Photo: CEU / Zoltan Adrian (Kepszerkesztoseg)

Photo: CEU / Zoltan Adrian (Kepszerkesztoseg)

Due to generous financial support from Open Society University Network (OSUN), this professional development course does not currently have a participation fee and is offered free of charge to all applicants selected to participate. Please note that the number of places in the course is limited and applicants will undergo a selection process.  

Although participants are responsible for covering their travel, accommodation and other expenses in Budapest for the in-person component of the course, the OSUN ExEd Hub will provide participants in need with a grant to cover travel, visa and accomodation. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, until funds are exhausted.

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an OSUN GLOBALED Certificate from OSUN ExEd Hub. 

Course structure

This course is envisioned as a blended learning experience spread over three weeks:

Week 1

June 14 – 16, 2022
(Tue – Thu)

Online Synchronous Sessions

Week 2

June 20 – 24, 2022
(Mon – Fri)

Online Asynchronous Self-Paced Learning

Week 3

June 27 – July 1, 2022
(Mon – Fri)

In-person Sessions at the Budapest Campus, Central European University

Download GlobalEd's course outline!

NOTE:  This is a preliminary program, and it may be subject to change. While all Faculty listed are confirmed to participate in-person and/or remotely, the final program agenda and faculty roster might be adjusted to reflect changing in circumstances.  

Application deadlines

April 15, 2022 - Early bird application deadline for those requesting financial support
Decision of acceptance and support communicated by April 20, 2022

May 15, 2022 - Deadline for applications without request for financial support
Decision communicated by May 20, 2022

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