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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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Donkor, Felix Kwabena; Mazumder, Ram Krishna; Hosseinzadeh, Saeed; Roy, Someshwar – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
Education holds promise as a vehicle for sustainable global development and human capacity development, as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. International education has become a prominent feature in contemporary times on the educational landscape as students become increasingly mobile in pursuit of their…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Objectives, International Organizations, Capacity Building
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Grace Chien, Y. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
There are two sides to every door. This research investigated the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad at a university in south west England through a sequential exploratory mixed methods design. Except for slight differences in ranking of the perceived top study abroad benefits, interview and survey findings regarding advantages were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Graduate Students
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Ospina, Nelly Sierra; Medina, Sergio Lopera – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
This study reports on the impact of international visiting faculty's teaching experiences in the United States on their personal, professional, and intercultural development. It is based on the principles of qualitative research and can be described as a case study. Data collection involved a questionnaire, a written narrative, and a…
Descriptors: Overseas Employment, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Individual Development
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Carter, Adam – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
It is clear that if international school teachers are to be able to properly prepare students for a 21st century globalized workplace, they must first develop the global competence and intercultural skills needed to implement their students' development of global knowledge, skills and attitudes. Unfortunately, in many public schools and…
Descriptors: International Schools, Global Approach, Teacher Competencies, 21st Century Skills
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Mansilla, Veronica Boix; Wilson, Devon – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
What exactly does it mean to be globally competent in a Chinese context in the early 21st century? In this article, we propose a culturally informed re-interpretation of 'global competence' rooted in Eastern and Western traditions. We draw on a longitudinal empirical action-research study of Chinese and foreign teachers working to foster global…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Educational Practices, Action Research
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Dickson, Anisah; Perry, Laura B.; Ledger, Susan – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
While the International Baccalaureate's Middle Years Programme (MYP) is growing in popularity in Australia and across the globe, few studies have examined the benefits and challenges of this IB programme for supporting student learning. Using a qualitative case study design of three Australian schools that formerly offered the MYP, we investigated…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Barriers, Educational Benefits
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Bunnell, Tristan; Atkinson, Cherry – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
Volume 2 of this journal included an article (Canterford, 2003) which discussed 'segmented labour markets' in 'international schools'. Using an economics lens, that paper investigated the predominance of British and American educators, concluding that a form of discrimination existed which was driven by demand-side factors. In particular,…
Descriptors: International Schools, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Selection
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Williams-Gualandi, Debra – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
Learning about one's own cultures as well as other cultures is a central aspect of the cognitive dimension of intercultural understanding, focusing the individual on cultural group affiliations, belonging and questions of 'who one is'. Using a social identity lens, with a particular focus on self-categorisation theory to explore how individuals…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Self Concept, Secondary School Teachers
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Alfaraidy, Hamdah Abdullah – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
The Saudi Ministry of Education has recently begun to allow all Saudi families to enroll their children in international schools. The international curriculum offered by such schools represents a notably different choice compared with Saudi traditional public and private schools, both of which teach the same state-mandated curriculum. As a result…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, International Schools, Parent Attitudes
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Metli, Akin; Lane, Jennie F. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
This paper suggests a revised framework for explaining, developing and assessing international mindedness (IM). A review of the literature -- that presents initiatives, challenges, and debates regarding IM -- concludes with an overview of selected conceptual frameworks that have been used to develop a shared understanding of IM. When the authors…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Data Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Global Approach
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