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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.

Challenges from a New World
Challenges from a new world
International Education: Response to a Previous World

International education put down its first enduring roots in 1924 with the opening of the International School of Geneva (École Internationale de Genève). Ecolint, as it became known, fulfilled the practical need of providing an education for the multinational children of the new breed of international civil servants working at the League of Nations. But its founders had more complex ambitions, namely to instil into these young people the same values of international understanding and tolerance that were enshrined in the League's own Covenant. In this way, perhaps, there would be no repetition of the carnage of the First World War. International education could help the process of nation speaking ...

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