Written by an expert in the field of international education, this comprehensive guide examines the key themes of this evolving field. The book explores the various origins, definitions and classifications of international education, and considers the audiences it serves, including the students, teachers, parents and administrators. It also looks at issues including quality assurance and role of international schools in the future.

International Education: The Context

International education: The context

To many of those born and raised in the relatively stable, mono-cultural context of a country in the developed world of fifty years ago, where schooling was compulsory for a certain number of years prior to employment or further study, the concept of education was probably fairly straightforward. We went to school to be educated, to acquire the knowledge and skills which would be needed when we embarked on life in the adult world. If we gave any thought to the nature of our education (which most of us probably did not, other than when changing schools or if we went on to train as a teacher) we may have recognised that what we were being taught had ...

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