This book addresses issues and challenges arising in the theory and practice of international education. Written by leading international experts in the field, it draws on up-to-date scholarship relating to this burgeoning area of study.
The book reflects research that focuses on the increasing importance worldwide of the international schools sector. Acknowledging the seminal contribution made to development of 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 role of curriculum, the nature of pedagogy in this context and challenges for teaching and leadership. The volume is research-focused and comprises chapters from well-regarded experts based in 11 different countries who have academic and professional experience in teaching and researching international education.
As a major contribution to this growing field of knowledge in a rapidly changing educational context, this book will be of great interest to academics, students and researchers in the field of international education worldwide, as well as those with research interests in comparative education and curriculum studies.
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Introduction- International Education: Setting the Scene
Part I: Interpreting International Education: Fundamentals and Concepts
- Virtues of Science and Internationalisation in Education
- Five Lenses for Interpreting International Education in the 21st Century. Great Expectations or Brave New World?
- Intercultural Learning as Difficult Knowledge
- The Role of Culture and Identity in International Education: a functional approach to some prospective problems
- Educating for Wisdom
- Aspirations for International Education. We Live in a Copernican Moment
- Academies for Anywheres: international schools, the nation state and identity
- No Facts, Only Interpretations? Nietzsche’s perspectivism and educational assessment
- The 'Fundamental Dilemma’ of International Education Revisited
- Freedom, Innovation and Change: the international dimension
- The Democratisation of International Education
- Values Added in International Education
- Leadership in International Schools: tensions and complexities
- Preparing for Leadership? First – Understand your Culture and Context
- Where to Next? What Does the Future Hold for International Education?
Part II: Interpreting International Education in Practice
Conclusion- International Education: Moving Forward
Mary Hayden is Professor of International Education at the University of Bath, UK.