This module discusses issues in modern society related to the planning and management of   academic learning in the modern world.  The issues include the administration of distance learning centres and quality of education; the increased number of students and the quality of  teaching.

The teacher-student ratio and the quality of subject content.  Quality and equity of universal primary and secondary education.  Justification of the ban on corporal punishment.  Teacher training facilities and student learning.  The ethics of student and teacher demonstration in institutions of learning. School leadership and political and religious sponsors of institutions of learning. Liberalization and decentralization of education and quality control.  The moral, professional, competitive, and accountability imperatives in education.  Global demands, education, and national development. 

The Contemporary/current  Issues in Education, the course will assist students in appreciating the strengths, challenges, innovations, and reforms in education at both national and international levels. They will be empowered not only to adopt viable strategies and approaches in their professional practice but also to implement prescribed educational policies and programs.

There are many issues in education; some are general and are found across the globe, while others are specific to each country. Contemporary issues such as health, gender disparity, poverty, pressure groups, family, and community values affect education at the local, national, and international levels. Education also plays a role in addressing these issues.

  Human Rights, Children’s Rights and implications for education, Gender education and implications on education, Peace education and conflict resolution, Adult and continuing education, Health Education, and the challenges of urbanization in Africa.