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ERIC Number: EJ1057830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Home and Away: An Inquiry into Home-Based and Overseas Teacher Perceptions Regarding International Schools
Hrycak, John
Journal of Research in International Education, v14 n1 p29-43 Apr 2015
The world of international schools is expanding, fuelled in part by globalisation and the ease with which employees can relocate across the globe as they seek new employment opportunities. As these mobile families relocate overseas, international schools provide an education for their children which may offer a curriculum based on a common and transferable syllabus, similar to one they experienced at home. The research on which this article is based presents a picture not only of teaching in the United Kingdom and overseas, but also of teachers' perceptions, views and expectations regarding international teaching. It offers comparisons between what teachers at home believe is happening, and the reality as perceived by those with overseas experience. The study explores this internationally nomadic workforce, and observes the growth in international schools which, in turn, has further increased the demand for the international teacher. The findings show that the majority of "home" teachers in the study are aware of the international opportunities available to teachers. The results also show similarities in responses from home and overseas teachers. This research furthermore reveals that there exists a continually growing market, which provides teachers with increased choice about where to teach, live and progress their career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)