International Education and Schools: Moving Beyond the First 40 Years

International Education and Schools: Moving Beyond the First 40 Years

By: Richard Pearce (editor)Paperback

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Over the last forty years, the estimated number of international schools worldwide has increased from fewer than 300 to 6400 in 2012. This explosion is a response to the needs of a world in which borders are being traversed with ever greater ease and children increasingly need to be prepared for the global opportunities that await them. In this book, international school specialists reflect on where the movement has come from, how it stands and where developments are heading, offering insightful observations on these unique institutions. This is a comprehensive resource for students, researchers and professionals with an interest in the future of education in a globalized world.

About Author

Richard Pearce is an Education Consultant for the International School of London, UK.


Notes on Contributors Introduction, Richard Pearce (International School of London, UK) Part I: A Historical Overview 1. International Schools: Antecedents, Current Issues and Metaphors for the Future, Mary Hayden (University of Bath, UK) and Jeff Thompson (University of Bath, UK) 2. Charting the Growth of International Schools, Nicholas Brummitt (International School Consultancy Group, UK) and Anne Keeling (ISC Research, UK) 3. The Effects of Children's Education and Supporting Organizational Policy and Practice on Corporate Expatriation, Susan Shortland (London, Metropolitan University, UK) Part II: Emerging Themes 4. Student Diversity: The Core Challenge of International Schools, Richard Pearce (International School of London, UK) 5. English Language Teaching: The Change in Students' Language from 'English Only' to 'Linguistically Diverse', Maurice Carder (Language Matters in International Education, Austria) 6. The Pestalozzi Influence on International Education, David Wilkinson (education consultant, UK) and Veronica Wilkinson (education consultant, UK) 7. International Education and Global Engagement: Education for a better world?, Boyd Roberts (global education consultant, UK) 8. Understanding International Education Through Discourse Theory: Multinational, international, multicultural or intercultural?, Michael Allan (International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Part III: The New Critique 9. The International Baccalaureate and the Role of the 'Pioneer' International Schools, Tristan Bunnell (Copenhagen International School, Denmark) 10. Dilemmas of International Education: A Bernsteinian Analysis, James Cambridge (Global Education Today, UK) 10. Boundaries and Boundary Management in International Schools: Psychodynamics and Organizational Politics, Richard Caffyn (International School Telemark, Norway) References Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781472510747
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781472510747
  • weight: 424
  • ISBN10: 1472510747

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