"Economics of Education for Policymakers – Part I" e-Learning Course | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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"Economics of Education for Policymakers – Part I" e-Learning Course

The WBI Skills Development Program will offer Economics of Education for Policymakers - Part I, a six-week e-learning course, starting on Monday, May 17 and ending on Friday, June 25, 2010.  This fee-based course, in English, is one of two WBI e-learning courses on the economics of education. 

The course includes 5 modules on basic economic concepts, including education as an investment, costs, efficiency, equality, and education finance.  Participants will:

  • Learn about basic economic concepts as they apply to topics in education, through multimedia presentations, selected readings, and videos
  • Apply what they have learned through simulations, exercises, and case studies
  • Discuss with peers and experts the relevance of what they have learned and how it can be applied in their own country contexts  

The course is moderated by 2 education economists who facilitate discussion of course content and the sharing of knowledge and experience among participants. 

The Economics of Education for Policymakers e-learning course has been offered 4 times in English since it was created in 2008.  It was recently adapted and offered in French, and is being adapted for Spanish and Arabic speaking audiences as well. To date, over 200 education policymakers and practitioners from around the world have participated in the course.

For more information, and to register online, please see the course website.