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International Schools and Cultural Diversity

International schools are a rapidly ascending educational sector in many nations, including the United States. Emerging as outgrowths of transnational migration, international schools are typically characterized by student bodies of different nationalities and academic programs that lead to an internationally recognized diploma. Due to their unique curricula and student populations, international schools potentially inform emerging issues in education worldwide—particularly, the preparation of youth for citizenship, intercultural understanding, and global mindedness. This entry aims to clarify international schools' characteristics, illustrate tensions in international school education, and discuss international schools' implications across culturally diverse societies and an interconnected world.

Sites of Diversity: Characteristics of International Schools

Despite its growing visibility in public discourse and academic scholarship, the term international school refers to educational institutions that serve differing clientele and ...

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