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 Role of Standards in K–12 International Education

The role of standards in k–12 international education

This chapter discusses the role of standards in international education, and especially K-12 (kindergarten to grade 12) international schools. The first section provides an overview of how standards are used in a sample of national systems, followed by a more specific review of their recent history in the USA. It then analyses the introduction and current status of standards in international schools, and focuses on an innovative curriculum development project that involved several schools and organizations. Finally, the chapter concludes with some thoughts on the future directions of the use of standards in schools around the world.

Overview – National Standards

The idea of using a set of standards and benchmarks to ...

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