1st Edition

Interpreting International Education
In Honour of Professor Jeff Thompson

Edited By

Mary Hayden

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ISBN 9781032037585
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book addresses issues and challenges arising in the theory and practice of international education. Written by leading international experts in the field, it provides up-to-date scholarship for this burgeoning area of study.

The book reflects research on the growing importance of international schools worldwide. Building on contributions to the field by Professor Jeff Thompson, it discusses topical and fundamental questions relating to international education that are faced by researchers and practitioners. These include the aims of international education, its underpinning philosophy and values, the form of the curriculum most typically offered, the nature of pedagogy and challenges for teaching and leadership. The volume is research-focused and comprises chapters from well-known experts based in 11 different countries with academic and professional experience in researching and teaching international education.

As a major contributor to this growing field of knowledge in a rapidly changing educational context, the book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and students in the field of international education worldwide, as well as those researching comparative education and curriculum studies.

Table of Contents

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List of Contributors



George Walker

Introduction- International Education: Setting the Scene

Mary Hayden

Part 1: Interpreting International Education: Fundamentals and Concepts

  1. Virtues of Science and Internationalisation in Education
  2. Fazal Rizvi

  3. Five Lenses for Interpreting International Education in the 21st Century. Great Expectations or Brave New World?
  4. Terry Haywood

  5. Intercultural Learning as Difficult Knowledge
  6. Debra Williams-Gualandi

  7. The Role of Culture and Identity in International Education: a functional approach to some prospective problems
  8. Richard Pearce

  9. Educating for Wisdom
  10. Paul Regan

  11. Aspirations for International Education. We Live in a Copernican Moment
  12. Robert Sylvester

  13. Academies for Anywheres: international schools, the nation state and identity
  14. Nicholas Tate

  15. No Facts, Only Interpretations? Nietzsche’s perspectivism and educational assessment
  16. James Cambridge

    Part 2: Interpreting International Education in Practice

  17. The 'Fundamental Dilemma’ of International Education Revisited
  18. Tristan Bunnell

  19. Freedom, Innovation and Change: the international dimension
  20. Chris Binge

  21. The Democratisation of International Education
  22. Ian Hill

  23. Values Added in International Education
  24. Malcolm McKenzie

  25. Leadership in International Schools: tensions and complexities
  26. Peter MacKenzie

  27. Preparing for Leadership? First – Understand your Culture and Context
  28. Darlene Fisher

  29. Where to Next? What Does the Future Hold for International Education?

         James MacDonald

Conclusion- International Education: Moving Forward

Mary Hayden

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Mary Hayden is Professor of International Education at the University of Bath, UK.