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Lesley Snowball

In: The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education

Chapter 21: Becoming More Internationally-Minded: International Teacher Certification and Professional Development

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Becoming More Internationally-Minded: International Teacher Certification and Professional Development
Becoming more internationally-minded: International teacher certification and professional development
LesleySnowball

With thousands of schools, tens of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students, international education is a rapidly growing sector, with growth stimulated by both necessity and ideology. As an increasing number of migrant workers move from country to country and an increasing number of parents purposefully choose a culturally and linguistically diverse education for their children, international education is undergoing a redefinition, from an exclusive system primarily for the children of transient professionals, into inclusive global education for both international and national systems.

As a direct result of the cultural and economic globalization and the associated mobility referred to throughout this Handbook, communities worldwide (and particularly ...

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