International Education in Practice: Dimensions for Schools and International Schools [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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International Education in Practice: Dimensions for Schools and International Schools

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135725280
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 233
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
1 The 'first' international school 3
2 The history of international education: an International Baccalaureate perspective 18
3 International education: a commitment to universal values 30
4 Defining 'international' in an international curriculum 39
5 Criteria for curriculum continuity in international education 55
6 Cultural dimensions of national and international educational assessment 66
7 The role of continuing professional development in the improvement of international schools 83
8 Professional development: an international schools' perspective 99
9 International education: pragmatism and professionalism in supporting teachers 112
10 Atolls, seas of culture and global nets 129
11 International schools and their wider community: the location factor 145
12 Recruitment and deployment of staff: a dimension of international school organization 158
13 An international dimension to management and leadership skills for international education 170
14 International education and issues of governance 185
15 International school governance: board renewal and the pathway to bold vision 197
16 The language of international education 208
Index 217
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