This guide has been designed with the reader in mind. In the editorial section are articles written by experts in their field covering a wide variety of issues parents are likely to come across when choosing a school for their child. The directories contain basic information about all the schools in each country complete with contact details. Some schools provide more information on what they offer and include photographs. In the appendix is up-to-date information about international curricula and the examinations, tests and qualifications available, contact details for Ministries of Education worldwide and a useful list of educational acronyms and abbreviations.