Graduate Studies at BU: Tackling the Unequal Distribution of Educational Resources Graduate Studies at BU: Tackling the Unequal Distribution of Educational Resources August 9, 2018Research spotlightsAlumna Yuyin Ning ’18, from China, graduated from the Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) Leadership, Societies and Language. This course-based graduate program allows students to further their scholarly and professional development as educational leaders and aims at enhancing learning for the social, cultural, digital and economic needs of the 21st century. Yuyin was attracted to this program because of its focus on educational leadership and on the promotion of educational equity and social responsibility.Her experience as a graduate student in Education at Bishop’s University opened her eyes to some very important issues in this field: “During my studies, I have paid close attention to the unequal distribution of resources in education. Instead of viewing it as an isolated topic, I have learned to examine educational issues from multiple perspectives such as sociology, psychology, philosophy, etc.” When offered the opportunity to take part in the Transformative Praxis Malawi project in 2017, Yuyin was keen to enhance her understanding of these issues: “Having witnessed the extreme lack of resources and the limited access to education for girls in Malawi, I have learned to take action to advocate for social responsibility and gender equality,” she says. “This situation will worsen if society neglects it. Often, women do not even know they are being deprived of educational opportunities.”According to Yuyin, the courses that she has taken in the M.Ed. at Bishop’s University have broadened her knowledge of education, and strengthened her leadership and critical thinking skills. They have offered new perspectives on education that are very different from those of her birth country, so she is now well equipped to embark on an career as an educator and an educational leader with a wide array of skills, resources and understandings. “This degree,” says Yuyin, “has built a strong foundation in me to become a more valuable member/leader of the educational community and to gain a voice in the local and international conversations on education across the world.”Learn more about the Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) Leadership, Societies and Language.