ERIC Number: ED468742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Professional Development Needs of American International Schools Overseas: An Opportunity for Service.
Ortloff, Warren G.; Escobar-Ortloff, Luz Marina
This paper discusses U.S. international schools overseas, addressing the typical American international schools' staff development needs and looking at past and present involvement of U.S. universities in support of these schools. The two major types of overseas schools are those operated by the Department of Defense Dependent Schools system and those operated by for-profit entrepreneurs. Staff development needs include technology education, effective instructional practices for diverse learners, school-community relationships, and school management. Traditionally, the role of U.S. universities in providing services to international schools has been modest. To some degree, universities provide faculty as consultants, assisting with curriculum, technology, mathematics, reading programs, school management, and school board practices. Some universities have offered teacher inservice programs, administrative certification opportunities, graduate courses taught on international school sites, and self-study assistance for initial or re-accreditation. Throughout the development of U.S. international schools, higher education institutions have assumed a variety of roles in support of the schools, particularly through their professorship. Service opportunities available include assuming leadership roles in international school associations, presenting at international conferences, serving on accreditation teams, and consulting internationally in areas of expertise. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Jacksonville, FL, November 1-4, 2001).