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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.

Becoming More Internationally-Minded: International Teacher Certification and Professional Development
Becoming more internationally-minded: International teacher certification and professional development

With thousands of schools, tens of thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students, international education is a rapidly growing sector, with growth stimulated by both necessity and ideology. As an increasing number of migrant workers move from country to country and an increasing number of parents purposefully choose a culturally and linguistically diverse education for their children, international education is undergoing a redefinition, from an exclusive system primarily for the children of transient professionals, into inclusive global education for both international and national systems.

As a direct result of the cultural and economic globalization and the associated mobility referred to throughout this Handbook, communities worldwide (and particularly ...

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