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 7: Administrators
The international schools context provides ample evidence of the old adage of two (or in this case many) nations being divided by a common language, and in no respect is it more applicable than in relation to organisation and administration. The word administration itself is a case in point: in many international schools an administrator is someone who has reached a level of what might be described as senior management: a deputy head or principal, for instance. To others an administrator is quite different and some, from say a British background, would be more familiar with terms such as ‘manager’ (or the more recently popularised ‘leader’). The term ‘administrator’, however, has become so prevalent in international schools as to be almost commonplace, and it ...