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.

Pre-Service Teacher Preparation for International Settings

Pre-service teacher preparation for international settings

Given the amount of globalization and mobility transforming the world, it is reasonable to expect a plethora of teacher preparation programmes for international settings (where the term ‘international settings’ refers to classes and schools that enroll students from different countries, or have various national origins and home languages, including international schools that cater to the ex-patriot student, as well as domestic schools that feature second language learners of diverse heritage). While this is not exactly the case, their numbers are on the rise and there are clear efforts to develop the instructional knowledge and skills that apply to both domestic and international kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) students. This chapter will present three ...

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