The purpose of this subject is to expose the classroom teacher, curriculum developer and administrator to a range of classroom, school and community issues that have legal implications. Current school and educational policies and practice will be analyzed in terms of national legislation, regulations and policies relevant to Thailand, south-east Asia and countries where students are/will be teaching within the various economic, social, political and technology contexts affecting education. Students will learn to develop strategic and risk management plans by developing, evaluating and reporting on educational policies based on relevant legislation and organizational mission, vision, philosophy and values.
Mitchell, D. E., Crowson, R. L., Shipps, D. (Eds). (2011) Shaping education policy: Power and process. Routledge: Taylor and Francis: UK
Brock, C., Symaco, L. P. (Eds.). (2001) Education in South-East Asia (Oxford series in comparative education. Symposium Books.
Stewart, V (2012). A world-class education: learning from international models of excellence and innovation. ASCD: Alexandria, USA
Class Website: http://apiugradstudy.edu20.org
Section 7. Course Evaluation and Improvement
7.1. Student Evaluation
Group discussion between teacher and students
Course and Teacher Evaluation Survey
7.2. Teaching Evaluation
Presentation, Discussion Forum, Essay result
Evaluation from the examination committee
7.3. Teaching Improvement
Teaching and learning management
Research within and outside the classroom
7.4. Course examination verification process
Marking verification from other teachers
Departmental committee: Checking the learning process from the examination, answer, report, and behavior evaluation result
7.5. Course Effectiveness revision and improvement plan
Yearly course improvement from the recommendation and the re-examination as a result from no. 4
Plagiarism Whenever you use or quote from the work of some other person, you must acknowledge your source. Not to do so is to pass off someone else’s ideas as your own, an offence that is considered in a very serious light and is known as plagiarism. It is not possible to list here every instance where you should make due acknowledgment. However, the following general guidelines apply. In essays and assignments you should acknowledge:
the source of all quotations unless the quotation has become so well known that it is considered part of general usage
all material paraphrased or summarised from other sources
factual material not commonly known and accepted in the discipline under study
a line of thinking borrowed from someone else
tables, diagrams, maps and illustrations derived from other sources
Sources should be referenced or footnoted in the style recommended for the subject to which the assignment relates. In addition, all sources used in an essay or assignment should be acknowledged in the reference section of your assignment.
Since Asia-Pacific International University’s philosophy is educative, first instances of plagiarism, if minor, will bring a warning and penalties ranging from deduction of marks to resubmission of an assignment. Students in their second or later semesters will be penalised more heavily than beginning students.
The penalties for more serious plagiarism are as follows:
First offence: Penalties range from substantial deduction of marks to zero marks for an assignment.
Second offence: Fail grade for the subject.
Third offence: student may be discontinued from further study at Avondale.
Guidelines for Essay Submission Essays must be submitted according to the following format: typewritten, 1.5 spacing with standard 2 cm margin all around. Use 12-pointTimes New Roman font and align text ONLY to the left. Number the pages on top-right corner. Use the APAreferencing style.
Please attach a cover sheet that includes the following declaration:
I certify that this assignment is my own work and is free from plagiarism. I understand that the assignment may be checked for plagiarism by electronic or other means. The assignment has not previously been submitted for assessment in any other subject or institution.
Signed .................................. Date ................................... Essay Title: “Implementation of Asean Economic Community 2015: Legal and Policy Issues in Education.”
Evaluate and analyze the upcoming Asean Economic Community (AEC) 2015 (see http://www.asean.org/communities/asean-economic-community) and the Blue Print on how it will be implemented (from the website for PDF) and the implications it has on education and in light of Chapter 6: Creating the Future (from the book A World-Class Education) make a recommendation as to how educational development should be done. In the conclusion section please provide your own stance on how AEC 2015 should benefit education. This assignment entails obtaining information posted on the internet about various proposals being offered and discussed, summarizing them, and reflecting upon them using concepts and information drawn from course readings and discussions.
Word limit: 3500 words maximum
Assessment Weighting: 30%
Due Date: 14 November 2014
Record a 15-minute video presentation for a topic found in the textbook: Education in South-East Asia.
You will be assessed by the following criteria:
1. Introduction. Did the introduction give an overview of the key issues of the particular country?
2. Content. Was it comprehensive, clear and quality information? Was the information organised in a way that the audience were left with a clear understanding of the key issues that are currently driving education change?
3. Conclusion. Were the major points discussed stated?
4. Resources. Were additional resources utilized?
Time limit: 15 minutes maximum
Assessment Weighting: 25%
Due Date: (Refer to Calendar on our website) Video Summary Report
Participate in all scheduled video summary. More detail information will be provided later.
Assessment Weighting: 5% x 8 Videos Summary Reports
Due Date: (Refer to the Calendar on our website http://apiugradstudy.edu20.org)
All assignment must be proofread before submitting.