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.

Organizational Cultures in Schools: A Case Study from Peru

Organizational Cultures in Schools: A Case Study from Peru

Organizational cultures in schools: A case study from Peru
José Agustín Ortiz Elías

In many societies, educational organizations have for many years been among the last institutions to give an impression of stability, whilst around them was a delirious excitement generated by changes in economics, employment, politics and daily life. Teaching institutions often created a feeling of security, protection and permanence: hard market competition seemed not to have penetrated the walls that surrounded schools, colleges and universities. How valid is that impression today? In schools, teachers, tutors, directors and managers are conscious of the pressure for change and efficiency involving individuals, groups and entire organizations. They know that their students will face a highly competitive reality, and will ...

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