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.

Interpersonal Teacher Behaviour in International Education

Interpersonal Teacher Behaviour in International Education

Interpersonal teacher behaviour in international education
Perry den Brok and Gerrit Jan Koopman

The study of teacher-student relationships is crucial to the improvement of all education, whether international or national. Such a focus can have an immediate positive impact on classroom instruction and student learning, as well as on teacher education and research. This chapter presents a model for understanding such relationships in terms of the perceptions that students (and occasionally teachers) have of teachers' interpersonal behaviour. It focuses on corresponding research on teachers' interactions with students in both multicultural domestic and international contexts. The chapter will analyse teacher-student interaction from an interpersonal viewpoint, the importance of student perceptions and the effects that culture may have on these perceptions and the ...

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