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Horn, Shane; Veermans, Koen – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
In this study, tasks measuring digital media literacy developed by Stanford University were administered at a school in Finland to consider the efficacy and transfer of critical thinking (CT) skills of a 'pre-IB' cohort preparing to enter the two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and a graduating 'IB2' cohort. While the IB2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Transfer of Training
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Jingqi, Mo; Ulmet, Tom – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
This article is a condensed translation from Chinese of the original PhD thesis by Dr Mo Jingqi and illustrates how international accreditation was introduced in China during a time of rapid government structural change. The article is valuable from three perspectives: first, it provides a rare insight into the means for introducing change in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, Accreditation (Institutions), Social Change
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Lillo, Sarah R. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The study described in this article highlights the complexity of service-learning efforts and community engagement pursuits. It is based on 6.5 months of qualitative fieldwork in International Baccalaureate international schools in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The article unpacks the understandings and skills involved in service-learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Advanced Placement Programs, International Education
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Dillon, Anna; Ali, Tabassim – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The term 'Third Culture Kid' (TCK) is commonly used to denote children living in a host culture other than their passport culture during their developmental years. However, its meaning in relation to other terminology referring to a similar concept is a source of interest for many stakeholders. This paper opens up opportunities for further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Immigrants, Foreign Nationals
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Poole, Adam – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to extend Bunnell's (2016) thesis that international education teachers (IETs) are forming a 'global educational precariat'. The paper draws upon interview data from a larger study of international teachers in two international schools in Shanghai, China. In order to substantiate and develop Bunnell's thesis, narrative…
Descriptors: International Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Pletser, Jayne – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
This small-scale study was carried out in the elementary department of an international school considered successful in removing barriers to learning for a wide diversity of learners. A qualitative approach sought to gather data in order to understand the organisational context through a case study of how the school had removed barriers to…
Descriptors: International Schools, Barriers, Inclusion, School Administration
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Machin, Denry – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
Whereas growth in international school numbers is widely reported, less attention has been given to how these schools have developed as organisations. Drawing on organisational life-cycle models (Greiner, 1972) and the work of DiMaggio and Powell (1983), this paper addresses that gap. As international schools grow individually, and as the field…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Development, Organizational Development, Entrepreneurship
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Bunnell, Tristan – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The concept and theory of 'international-mindedness' has been much discussed and debated in recent years. The conceptualising of the character of 'international-mindedness' as practised by schools has begun to attract some scholarly attention, but one especially under-theorised aspect involves the often-derided 'Several Fs', or sometimes 'Five Fs'…
Descriptors: Role, International Schools, Credibility, Cultural Awareness
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Bailey, Lucy; Cooker, Lucy – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
This paper explores the identity of teachers in international schools who are embarking on postgraduate studies in education. Based on semi-structured interviews with 20 teachers starting an international qualification, it establishes key aspects of their identity and notes that they feel distinct from teaching professionals in their passport…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, International Schools, Teacher Education, Foreign Workers
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Dulfer, Nicky – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
There is now widespread acceptance of the importance of differentiated instruction in today's classrooms. However, much of the research regarding differentiated instruction takes place in primary and middle years environments, with very little focussed on the senior secondary years. This article explores differentiated instruction practices in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, High Stakes Tests, Foreign Countries
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Bergeron, Liz; Rogers, Leslie – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
As a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students participate in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course. This research used a mixed methods design to investigate the perspective of TOK teachers in IB schools worldwide. To address the research questions, quantitative survey data were analyzed from 1,534 participants,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Critical Thinking, Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes
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Van Alebeek, Wouter; Wilson, Kristin Bailey – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
Numerous institutions list hosting and recruiting international students as an important aspect of their internationalization mission. Reasons include the financial benefit to the institution and the local economy; job creation; recruitment of high-quality graduate assistants; increased diversity in the classroom and on campus; and creating…
Descriptors: College Choice, Foreign Students, Immigration, Decision Making
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Azzam, Ziad – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
United Arab Emirates nationals ('Emiratis') constitute less than 10% of the resident population of Dubai. Despite having access to free education in the public sector, where Arabic is the medium of instruction, more Emirati families in Dubai choose to enrol their children in private schools (specifically English-medium schools) than public ones,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Private Schools, Bilingual Education
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Ganley, DeLacy; Kula, Stacy M.; Kallemeyn, David – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
To understand how K-12 students in the USA are impacted by their interactions with international teachers (ie teachers visiting the USA from other countries), this study asked 'Does contact with an international teacher correlate with increased geo-cultural knowledge and/or receptiveness to non-USA countries, peoples and/or cultures?'. To address…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Knowledge Level, Intercultural Communication, Teacher Student Relationship
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Fitzsimons, Sinéad – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
Debates surrounding national and international identity are becoming increasingly prevalent with the rise of nationalist and populist rhetoric in the public sphere. International schools, which are growing in number, serve as valuable sites for conducting research on national and international identity as they can be viewed as a representation of…
Descriptors: International Education, Self Concept, Politics of Education, Nationalism
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