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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.

Classroom Management around the World
Classroom management around the world

The ability to manage a class positively is recognized as a universal prerequisite for effective teaching (Shimahara 1998a). Teachers throughout the world cite classroom management, including discipline and student misbehaviour, as one of the most important problems they face. This is especially true with beginning teachers, who consistently indicate that classroom management is their highest priority (Evertson and Weinstein 2006a). One might expect therefore that student teachers are concerned about relationships with their students and discipline problems and it is somewhat surprising that Murray-Harvey, Silins and Saebel (1999) found these concerns but also found that other concerns such as high workload and being observed were even more stressing. Their comparison between student teachers in Singapore and ...

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