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 2: International Schools
Of the many books written on various aspects of education, few have devoted much space to the basic concept of a school. Why would they? We all know what we understand a school to be: there may be variations on the concept, encompassing those that are state-funded, those that charge fees, those that provide residential accommodation, those that cater for young children, those that cater for older students, those that cater for particular religious beliefs and those that specialise in certain areas of the curriculum. We don't feel the need to read what others think about how a school should be defined, or when a school can or should call itself a school, how many different types of school there might be, ...