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.
Chapter 11: Future Roles for International Schools
Future Roles for International Schools
To attempt to write about what will happen in the future is ambitious, if not foolhardy. While some may believe in Nostrodamus-like powers or use of a literal or metaphorical crystal ball as the basis of predicting future events, it is not given to most of us to do other than consider past and current trends, observe changes and plans, and attempt to extrapolate into the relatively near future on the basis of such evidence. And even then we may not have much confidence in the accuracy of our predictions. There are, however, certain factors and current areas of development that would seem likely to impinge upon international schools in the near future at least, and ...