Interest in the field of international education has never been more intense than at present. There are a rapidly increasing number of schools worldwide set up specifically to meet the demands of those parents who wish to have their sons and daughters educated in schools that offer programs based on international values. These schools have embraced the promotion of international education as one of their major goals and an increasing number of organizations currently offer curricula that claim to be international in nature.
This global movement has led to a parallel increase in the incorporation of forms of international education within national school systems worldwide. This has resulted in wider forms of collaboration between schools in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally, generating a much more substantial base of professional experience in the implementation of schemes for international education.
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:
- 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
- Conceptual challenges for international education in the future
This Handbook is an essential resource for those who are involved in the practice and academic study of international education. It will be of particular interest to researchers and teachers in universities, government and private curriculum development agencies, examination authorities, administrators, and teachers in schools.