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International Education in Practice: Dimensions for Schools and International Schools

International Education in Practice: Dimensions for Schools and International Schools

by Mary Hayden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0749438355

ISBN-13: 9780749438357

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Edited by three leading figures in the field, this book offers an absolutely authoritative interpretation of international education today. Under the umbrella of groups such as the International Baccalaureate Organization, academic research, increasing student numbers and interest from national school systems, international schools are rapidly developing in terms

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Edited by three leading figures in the field, this book offers an absolutely authoritative interpretation of international education today. Under the umbrella of groups such as the International Baccalaureate Organization, academic research, increasing student numbers and interest from national school systems, international schools are rapidly developing in terms of curriculum, standards and influence. This book brings together present thinking on all aspects of international education, its management and the best practices.
Truly international in scope, this is a book that anyone involved with international education should read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749438357
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributorsvii
Prefacexiv
Part AHistory and Nature of International Education
1The 'first' international school3
Introduction3
The Spring Grove School4
A grand Victorian opening of an international school10
A new historical benchmark for international education15
Conclusion15
References16
2The history of international education: an International Baccalaureate perspective18
Introduction18
Rationale for the IB Diploma Programme19
International education by 196221
Development of the IB Diploma Programme24
The IB Diploma Programme and international education26
Conclusion28
References28
3International education: a commitment to universal values30
Introduction30
The meaning of 'international'31
Movement towards universal values32
Conclusion35
References35
Part BCurriculum
4Defining 'international' in an international curriculum39
Introduction39
The definition of curriculum39
The definition of an international school40
The organization and working practices of international schools40
The definition of an 'international' curriculum41
Recent brain-based evidence about learning42
The future42
Ascertaining the 'international' in all of this44
Conclusion53
References53
5Criteria for curriculum continuity in international education55
Introduction55
The criteria56
Conclusion64
References65
6Cultural dimensions of national and international educational assessment66
Introduction66
Values and national educational systems68
National cultural values68
Values existing in education70
How these cultural dimensions are exemplified in assessment71
Assessment and values72
International curricula73
Conclusion76
References77
Part CProfessional Development
7The role of continuing professional development in the improvement of international schools83
Introduction83
Professional development versus staff development83
Internationalism and globalization85
Determining the 'international' in initial teacher education86
The 'international' in continuing professional development87
The 'international' in educational research90
The 'international' in action research91
The 'international' in distance learning92
Conclusion95
References97
8Professional development: an international schools' perspective99
Introduction99
A model for professional development100
Applying the model102
Conclusion110
References111
9International education: pragmatism and professionalism in supporting teachers112
Introduction112
Defining 'professional development'113
International education and the role of the teacher115
Professional development in international education117
Professional development for international-mindedness123
Conclusion123
References124
Part DThe Organization of Schools and Their Communities
10Atolls, seas of culture and global nets129
Introduction129
Community, culture and values130
Schools exist within communities131
Schools form communities135
Schools interact with communities138
Conclusion141
References142
11International schools and their wider community: the location factor145
Introduction145
National and local government factors148
School employment policies151
Awareness of the political situation in the host country152
The annual school calendar153
Links with local schools154
Community service155
Conclusion156
References157
12Recruitment and deployment of staff: a dimension of international school organization158
Introduction158
Internationalist and globalizing trends in international schools159
Globalization and international schools160
Implications for management and organization162
Multinational teams165
Conclusion167
References168
13An international dimension to management and leadership skills for international education170
The nature of international education--an inclusive approach170
The 'international' in school management and organization173
Pragmatic management and learning from experience176
Visionary leadership to promote international education179
Conclusion182
References183
14International education and issues of governance185
Introduction185
Finding the 'international' in 'international education'187
Internationalist and globalizing perspectives188
The local and the global189
The training of international faculty and administration190
Governance of and in international education191
Conclusion194
References195
15International school governance: board renewal and the pathway to bold vision197
Introduction197
The role and qualities of the governor in international education198
The challenge of vision201
Conclusion206
References207
16The language of international education208
Introduction208
International cooperation210
Values in international education212
Establishing a language for international education213
Future options214
References216
Index217

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