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 Schools and Parents

International schools and parents

Any book about international schools and their communities must surely include reference to one community about which relatively little has so far been written: the parents of the children who attend them. Parents wear many hats, and some may also belong to one of the other communities discussed in this book. They may be expatriates or local nationals, spouses or ex-spouses, Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCKs) or otherwise. They are customers (of the school attended by the child) and may be employees or employers, teachers or governors.

This chapter will focus on those aspects of the role of parent which have most relevance to the international school context. It will begin by discussing some characteristics of individuals who find ...

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