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This Handbook analyzes the origins, contributions, and interpretations of international education. The authors identify approaches to research that will enhance our knowledge and understanding of the field, and extend and even redraw it, on the basis of the research evidence presented. Key features includes a historical overview of the ways in which the term "international education" has been interpreted; the theoretical interpretation of international education in its current context; international education in practice: exploration of the issues in terms of students, curricula, pedagogies, and organizing formal institutions; and conceptual challenges for international education in the future.

The Potential of the past in Practice: Life Histories of Former International School Students
The potential of the past in practice: Life histories of former international school students

As the number of international schools has grown significantly in the past 50 years, so has the interest in the effects of these schools on the young people who attend them. This chapter summarizes the findings from a study which examined the life histories of a group of former international school students.


The term ‘Third culture kid’ or ‘TCK’ was originally coined by the Useems to describe the children of expatriates working in India (Useem, Donoghue and Useem 1963). Pollock and Van Reken's (1999) book has popularized the term, although the definition may not accurately describe the international school ...

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