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Barker, Megel R. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2022
The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is one of four programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate, together with the Diploma Programme, Career-related Programme and Primary Years Programme. This study investigated the difference in job satisfaction levels of MYP Coordinators based on the number of IB programmes delivered in the school. Schools…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Advanced Placement Programs, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role
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Marquez, Jose; Lambert, Louise; Ridge, Natasha Y.; Walker, Stuart – Journal of Research in International Education, 2022
In most education systems, students with an immigrant background perform worse academically than do native students. However, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) differences emerge in the opposite direction and the national-expatriate gap in academic performance is equivalent to almost three years of schooling. This gap is a concern in the UAE,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests
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Estaji, Masoomeh; Tabrizi, Sarvenaz – Journal of Research in International Education, 2022
This research study examined international school teachers' perceptions of Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC), and whether or not the teachers' sociocultural background could predict their ICC level. To collect data, 55 international school teachers participated in the quantitative phase of the study, out of which nine were selected for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, Communicative Competence (Languages), Prediction
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Gokuladas, V. K.; Baby Sam, S. K. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2022
Children who live abroad with their parents are exposed to a wide diversity of cultural and educational influences. They face various challenges as they live in a different country and experience a different culture. It is therefore important to understand their perceptions with respect to factors that could potentially enhance their satisfaction…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Indians, Secondary School Students, Overseas Employment
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Kushnir, Iryna; Nunes, Ana – Journal of Research in International Education, 2022
The United Nations (UN) has orchestrated a mobilisation of the world community over the past 20 years, to tackle a range of global problems via two consecutive development projects: the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Research focused on education in these projects is fragmented, with apparent gaps…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Educational Objectives, Global Approach, Sustainable Development
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Dulfer, Nicky; Akhlaghi Koopaei, Firoozeh – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
There is widespread acceptance of the positive impact of constructive feedback on students' learning progress. However, few studies investigate the role of feedforward in high-stakes learning environments. This research explores feedback and feedforward practices in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme classrooms in Hong Kong and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Advanced Placement Programs, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Fisher, Darlene – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
Research into what is effective leadership in different cultures provides guidance for leaders moving from one culture to another (House et al, 2014). There is a paucity of empirical research into how culture impacts effective educational leadership in culturally diverse communities, which provides the direction and focus for this study. The…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Leadership Training, Cultural Differences
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Andrews, Therese – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
Globalisation has become increasingly important in education, and national systems are no longer defined only by the nation-state. The role of intergovernmental organisations such as the OECD has also become increasingly important, particularly through the development of the PISA tests and the publication of international comparison tables. With a…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Theories, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Holmyard, Leila – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
The number of international schools is growing rapidly and existing data points to great diversity of their governance structure. The nature of hybrid governance, in which a board comprises both elected and appointed governors, was investigated through a case study of an international school in western Europe and triangulated with interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, International Schools, Case Studies
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McKeering, Phillipa; Hwang, Yoon-Suk; Ng, Clarence – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
Growth in the international school sector continues, with significant expansion of the sector in Asia. Whilst substantial research has been conducted on the adjustment experience of tertiary-aged students, limited research attention has been given to school-aged students in international schools. The environment, conditions and challenges…
Descriptors: Well Being, Learner Engagement, Resilience (Psychology), Early Adolescents
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Lee, Matthew – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
This article reports on a small-scale study which explored the perceptions of learning support assistants (LSAs) about how they facilitate learner agency and wellbeing, two key facets of the capability approach. Interviews were conducted with ten LSAs working in an international school to investigate whether LSAs support aspects of this…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Personal Autonomy
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Sahling, Julia; De Carvalho, Roussel – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
The teaching profession in England and Wales has been experiencing a steady decline in its workforce, with a significant number of teachers making the decision to move abroad and teach in international schools. Teachers cite working conditions, institutional pressures and pay and conditions at home as reasons to seek employment elsewhere.…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Self Concept, Teaching Conditions, Faculty Mobility
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Bailey, Lucy – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
Despite the rapid growth in international schooling worldwide, little attention has been paid to understanding why parents choose this kind of schooling and what they believe their choice has meant for their child. Most saliently, the extant literature has not considered the views of Arab parents, although a number of GCC (Gulf Cooperation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, School Choice, Arabs
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Huckle, Jacob – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
This article analyses various International Baccalaureate policy documents to establish whether the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has undergone what is described as a multilingual turn. After defining multilingualism and the multilingual turn, it outlines three main implications of what might be considered this paradigm shift for…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Monolingualism
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Pearce, Sarah – Journal of Research in International Education, 2021
With their central position in society as facilitators of information, schools and teachers play a key role in the articulation and embedding of government-driven policy targeted at school-age children; under the British government, this key role extends beyond the borders, to British Schools Overseas. In the last decade, this has been especially…
Descriptors: Values, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship, Power Structure
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