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.

International Schools, Education and Globalization: Towards a Research Agenda

International Schools, Education and Globalization: Towards a Research Agenda

International schools, education and globalization: Towards a research agenda

International schools are growing in popularity for several reasons. For those that study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) qualifications, they provide a broad and sophisticated education, and, quite rightly, the IB is increasingly being seen as the ‘gold standard’ qualifications framework across many countries. But arguably the idealism that initially motivated the IB is being overtaken by the economic and social class interests that have been structured by globalization. This chapter explores the role of international schools under what may be considered the new global capitalism. It argues that there are grounds for seeing international schools as providing a fast track to the top universities for global and ...

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