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ERIC Number: ED461912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 272
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-0-87367-821-4
American Overseas Schools.
Simpson, Robert J., Ed.; Duke, Charles R., Ed.
A compilation of articles examines the similarities and differences of educational administration in schools for American students overseas. The "Introductions and Orientations" section includes: "The Association for the Advancement of International Education" (Lewis A. Grell); "The Office of Overseas Schools of the United States Department of State" (Keith Miller); "A Brief History of the Education of the U.S. Military Dependents: 1821 to 2000" (Thomas T. Drysdale); "The American Overseas Schools Historical Society" (Thomas T. Drysdale); and "Appalachian State University's Involvement" (Charles R. Duke). Types of overseas schools are explained in Chapter 1, "Governing Boards and U.S. Interests" (Gilbert Brown). Chapter 3 examines cultural differences with "Intercultural Sensitivity and Culture Shock" (Paul T. Luebke and Kevin F. Gaw). Chapter 3 consists of "Parents and Students in Overseas Schools" (Richard Chesley). Chapter 4 deals with school staff recruitment and experiences and consists of: "Part I: Staffing American Overseas Schools" (Daryle D. Russell and Jane Larsson); an introduction to "Part II: Voices of Experience" by the preceding authors. The series of first-hand experiences are: "Arrival" (Al Beerbaum); "Manila Reception: Bombs and Typhoons" (Daryle D. Russell); "Southeast Asia" (Paul Luebke); "Ethiopia and the Fall of Haile Selassie" (Richard Chesley); "The Iranian Revolution: Twelve Months That Shook the World" (John Magagna); "The Gulf War Crisis" (Daryle D. Russell); "Kuwait, the Gulf, and a New Job Assignment" (Ralph Jahr); "The Kobe Earthquake" (Stuart Young); "Pets" (Daryle D. Russell); "Not Enough Screening" (Robert B. Gaw); "The Headmaster's Duties, or the Smoking Paper Clip" (John Sly); "Domestic Servants" (John Sly); "The U.S. Embassy Commissary" (Daryle D. Russell); "Wine Tasting and Toga Parties" (Daryle D. Russell); "Host Country Legalities and Uncertain Interpretations" (Daryle D. Russell); "Downsizing--Interpreting Portuguese Labor Laws" (Robert Ambrogi); "The Joy in Interpreting Maternity and Other Leave Policies" (Connie Rieske); "Being Sued" (Daryle D. Russell); "The Short but Happy Life of a New Faculty Association" (Daryle D. Russell); "Moving on" (Richard Strickland); and "A Most Complicated Teacher-Termination Episode" (James Ambrose). Introducing chapter 5 is "Overseas School Management: First Person Accounts" (Robert B. Gaw and Max R. Tudor). After an introduction by the preceding authors are first-person accounts: "Seize the Day" (Daniel Egeler); "Changing Enrollments" (Judith Glickman); "Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine" (Clifford Strommen); "Many Hats To Wear" (John Ritter); "Alert" (John Davis); "Another Typical Day of One Overseas School Head" (Elsa Lamb); "Bearing Gifts of Appreciation and Gratitude" (Daryle D. Russell); "War in Beirut" (Catherine Bashshur); "Sanaa International School and Quality Schools International" (Jim Gilson); "Department of Defense Schools: The Largest District" (Thomas R. Ellinger); "Stop the Work" (Robert B. Gaw); and "Schools in Charge of Their Destiny in Discipline" (Max R. Tudor). Chapter 6 consists of: "Stewardship: Financial Management in Overseas Schools" (Dan Tighe). Chapter 7 examines education programs for overseas staff and consists of: "Education Programs" (David C. Smith and William Gordon); "Part I: Higher Education Involvement" followed by two introductory essays: "Higher Education Involvement" and "Establishing Inservice Programs for Overseas Schools" (David C. Smith and William Gordon). This is followed by individual essays on this topic: "Mallorca Summer: Sun, Sangria, Supervision, and Syntax" (Leon Durkin); "Teaching Overseas Educators: A Professor's View" (William Gordon); "Adjusting to International Settings"; "Certifying Course Completion Requirements"; and "EARCOS in Manila and the Mayor's Remarks" (Daryle D. Russell). The second part of the chapter examines K-12 programs. (RKJ)
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.; Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.