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International Education in Practice Dimensions for Schools and International Schools

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ISBN-10: 0749438355

ISBN-13: 9780749438357

Edition: 2004

Authors: Mary Hayden, Jeff Thompson, George Walker

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Edited by three leading figures in the field, this work offers an authoritative interpretation of international education, its management and the best practices at present.
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 233
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Jeff Thompson is Director of the CEIC and Director for International Education with the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Notes on contributors
Preface
History and Nature of International Education
The 'first' international school
Introduction
The Spring Grove School
A grand Victorian opening of an international school
A new historical benchmark for international education
Conclusion
References
The history of international education: an International Baccalaureate perspective
Introduction
Rationale for the IB Diploma Programme
International education by 1962
Development of the IB Diploma Programme
The IB Diploma Programme and international education
Conclusion
References
International education: a commitment to universal values
Introduction
The meaning of 'international'
Movement towards universal values
Conclusion
References
Curriculum
Defining 'international' in an international curriculum
Introduction
The definition of curriculum
The definition of an international school
The organization and working practices of international schools
The definition of an 'international' curriculum
Recent brain-based evidence about learning
The future
Ascertaining the 'international' in all of this
Conclusion
References
Criteria for curriculum continuity in international education
Introduction
The criteria
Conclusion
References
Cultural dimensions of national and international educational assessment
Introduction
Values and national educational systems
National cultural values
Values existing in education
How these cultural dimensions are exemplified in assessment
Assessment and values
International curricula
Conclusion
References
Professional Development
The role of continuing professional development in the improvement of international schools
Introduction
Professional development versus staff development
Internationalism and globalization
Determining the 'international' in initial teacher education
The 'international' in continuing professional development
The 'international' in educational research
The 'international' in action research
The 'international' in distance learning
Conclusion
References
Professional development: an international schools' perspective
Introduction
A model for professional development
Applying the model
Conclusion
References
International education: pragmatism and professionalism in supporting teachers
Introduction
Defining 'professional development'
International education and the role of the teacher
Professional development in international education
Professional development for international-mindedness
Conclusion
References
The Organization of Schools and Their Communities
Atolls, seas of culture and global nets
Introduction
Community, culture and values
Schools exist within communities
Schools form communities
Schools interact with communities
Conclusion
References
International schools and their wider community: the location factor
Introduction
National and local government factors
School employment policies
Awareness of the political situation in the host country
The annual school calendar
Links with local schools
Community service
Conclusion
References
Recruitment and deployment of staff: a dimension of international school organization
Introduction
Internationalist and globalizing trends in international schools
Globalization and international schools
Implications for management and organization
Multinational teams
Conclusion
References
An international dimension to management and leadership skills for international education
The nature of international education--an inclusive approach
The 'international' in school management and organization
Pragmatic management and learning from experience
Visionary leadership to promote international education
Conclusion
References
International education and issues of governance
Introduction
Finding the 'international' in 'international education'
Internationalist and globalizing perspectives
The local and the global
The training of international faculty and administration
Governance of and in international education
Conclusion
References
International school governance: board renewal and the pathway to bold vision
Introduction
The role and qualities of the governor in international education
The challenge of vision
Conclusion
References
The language of international education
Introduction
International cooperation
Values in international education
Establishing a language for international education
Future options
References
Index