ERIC Number: EJ832352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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The Exhilaration of Overseas Leadership
Brown, Gilbert C.
School Administrator, v66 n3 p30-31 Mar 2009
When U.S. superintendents move abroad to run international schools, they often discover a sense of freedom to affect teaching and learning in ways that do not seem feasible in the states. This article discusses how former U.S. superintendents find directing international schools as a chance to influence child development minus the ties that bind. According to Sherry Miller, a former superintendent in Ranchester Wyoming who assumed the top administrative post at the Maya School in Guatemala in August 1999, choosing an international lifestyle alongside motivated parents and fellow educators has added a zest to her leadership work that is becoming harder to experience back in the states. Other expatriates now heading American international schools use terms such as "exhilaration" and "a sense of freedom" to capture their positive overseas experiences.
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Superintendents, Leadership, Child Development, International Education, Administrators, Public Schools, Private Schools, Foreign Students, Accreditation (Institutions), English (Second Language)
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Identifiers - Location: Guatemala; Netherlands