||1. Introduce a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives that can be used to examine education policy reform, processes, contents and outcomes. 2. Provide an international perspective to education policy change (focus on international organizations, international case studies and international data-bases) and develop a global governance approach to policy analysis. 3. Develop an understanding of the power, but also the limits of policy, as a lever for improving educational organizations. 4. Apply these perspectives in a range of education levels (basic education, higher education) and impact dimensions (education equity, efficiency, learning, etc. ). 5. Assist the students to apply the course content in individual and group assignments on education policy analysis related topics. 5. Stimulate interest in further study of education policy and awareness of the complex, interdisciplinary and, at times, controversial nature of education policy analysis.