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ERIC Number: ED566392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 240
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: 978-1873927-92-2
International Schools: Current Issues and Future Prospects. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education
Hayden, Mary, Ed.; Thompson, Jeff, Ed.
Symposium Books
The foundation of the first international schools of the modern era well over a century ago, and their burgeoning growth over recent years, provides the context in this book for a series of personal perspectives written by some of those who have been involved centrally in their development. As the schools themselves have increased not only in number and geographical distribution but also in diversity of style and ownership, so have a range of complex issues arisen relating to their fundamental purposes, the curricula that they choose (what should be taught and what should be learned), the nature of their organization (including leadership and management), and their potential contributions in responding to a perceived global need and in influencing the promotion of international education in national systems of schools. The distinguished group of authors contributing to this volume identify the current issues surrounding the rapid evolution of international schools and likely future directions of development, based on their own impressive personal and professional experience of the sector. That both comparative and international education genres are to be found in approaches taken in the various chapters means that the book will be of interest and value not only to teachers in international schools, but also to those working in national schools and to researchers in colleges and universities worldwide. Contents include: (1) Preface (Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson); (2) Introduction. International Schools: The Developing Agenda (Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson); (3) What Are International Schools For? (Nicholas Tate); (4) International Schools and International Curricula (George Walker); (5) The Curriculum Battleground (Tristian Stobie); (6) What Should Students Learn in International Schools? (Martin Skelton); (7) A Pedagogy for International Education (Judith Fabian); (8) The Leadership and Management of International Schools: Very Complex Matters (Michael Fertig and Chris James); (9) International Education: The Role of the Residential School Experience (Margaret Halicioglu); (10) "Rage, Rage against the Dying of the Light" (Neil Richards); (11) Lessons Learned from Opening a World School (Sally Booth, Malcolm McKenzie, and Edward Shanahan); (12) The Corporatisation of International Schooling (Mark Waterson); and (13) International Schooling: Implications of the Changing Growth Pattern (Tristan Bunnell).
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Language: English
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