Educational and Social Reform
Location: Cape Town and Pretoria, South Africa
Dates: July 1 - July 29, 2014
Cape Town: July 1 - 5, 2014
Pretoria: July 5 - 29, 2014
The Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology offers an intensive study abroad program that focuses on education reforms that have been implemented following major social reforms in South Africa. Researchers, government officials, and other knowledgeable presenters share their experiences and what they have learned from the process. The program consists of daily lectures and seminars. There are opportunities for site visits and to meet people who are grappling with reform issues on a daily basis.
The program is relevant for people with broad interests in education reform issues, including educational administrators, teachers, researchers, policy analysts, and anyone interested in learning about other cultures and other educational systems.
6 Points. Offered through Administration Leadership and Technology
NYU Graduate Students: Students from all NYU schools are encouraged to apply.
NYU Undergraduates: Qualified upper-level undergraduates (seniors with 96+ earned credits only) with related course work may be considered and will require approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor.
Non-NYU Students: Qualified graduate students from other Universities are encouraged to apply. Please refer to the directions for "Non-NYU Students" on the "How To Apply" page.
*Note to All Applicants: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.
All students must register for both of the following 3-point courses:
AMLT-GE 2063 - Field-Based Project on South Africa's Reforms (3 points)
AMLT-GE 2073 - International Perspectives: Education and Social Reform in South Africa (3 points)
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion
Syllabus: 2013 Sample Syllabus
The courses offer students the opportunity to integrate their professional development with personal experience. Students focus on a variety of issues related to social reform while engaging in guided research and field projects.
Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor, Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology, New York University. Dr. Moja, a South African educator, has played a major role in educational reform in South Africa following the transition to democracy. Her background provides students with an unusual entrée to South African culture, the higher education community, educational administrators, and policymakers.
Other faculty members are from the University of Pretoria.
The program will visit K-16 institutions and educational facilities that offer a unique perspective on how South Africa is changing post-Apartheid. The group will see economically advantaged as well as economically disadvantaged universities and schools. In addition to the visits to educational facilities, the group will, also, see the beauty of this country through its travels. The program will explore cultural centers and museums to get a deep understanding of the issues facing South Africa today, and gain insight into the role that education is playing in its continued development.
The program begins in Cape Town and ends in Pretoria. The domestic flight will be included in the program's activity fee but students should plan on booking their own international flight that arrives in Cape Town and departs from Pretoria.
2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration fees
2014 Housing Fee: $1250
2014 Activity Fee: $850
Total 2014 Housing and Activity Fee: $2,100
For More Information
Program Administration: Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003; (t) 1-212-992-9380; (f) 1-212-995-4923; email@example.com
Academic Content: Teboho Moja, Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 239 Greene Street, Suite 300, New York, NY 10003-6674; (t) 1-212-998-5589; (f) 1-212-995-4041; firstname.lastname@example.org.