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.



There is no shortage of literature available from many different national contexts about the multiple roles for which the teacher has responsibility and the factors that affect these roles. This chapter will focus on just some of these roles as they affect particularly the context of international schools, beginning with the individuals who find themselves as ‘international school teachers’. Issues relating to those whose school role is principally administrative/managerial will be considered in Chapter 7.

International School Teachers: Who are They?

Given the diversity of schools operating under the ‘international school’ umbrella (see Chapter 2), it would be surprising were it not the case that the teaching population in such schools is also varied. Depending on a range of factors including, inter alia, national and local ...

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