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The SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education

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520 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.
 
PART ONE: HISTORICAL ROOTS, DEFINITIONS AND CURRENT INTERPRETATIONS
Robert Sylvester
Historical Resources for Research in International Education (1851-1950)
Ian Hill
International Education As Developed By the International Baccalaureate Organization
Harriet Marshall
The Global Education Terminology Debate
Exploring Some of the Issues

 
Mark Bray
International and Comparative Education
Boundaries, Ambiguities and Synergies

 
Rauni Räsänen
International Education as an Ethical Issue
Rajagopalan Sampatkumar
Global Citizenship and the Role of Human Values
Terry Haywood
A Simple Typology of International Mindedness and Its Implications for Education
Konrad Gunesch
International Education's Internationalism
Inspirations from Cosmopolitanism

 
 
PART TWO: STUDENTS AND THEIR LEARNING
Helen Fail
The Potential of the Past in Practice
Life Histories of Former International School Students

 
John Munro
Learning Internationally In a Future Context
Richard Pearce
Culture and Identity
Exploring Individuals within Groups

 
Tristian Stobie
Coherence and Consistency in International Curricula
A Study of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Middle Years Programmes

 
Bob Diyanni
Internationalising the Us Secondary and University Curriculum
Paul Beedle, Tom Eason and Sarah Maughan
A Case Study of the Development of an International Curriculum Leading To International GCSE Certification
Tom Oden
The Role of Standards in Kindergarten-Grade 12 International Education
Nada Dabbagh and Angela Benson
Technology, Globalisation and Distance Education
Pedagogical Models and Constructs

 
Lucas Walsh
The Future of E-Learning in International Education
Issues, Challenges and Lessons from the Past Two Decades

 
 
PART THREE: TEACHERS AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT
Jack Levy
Pre-Service Teacher Preparation for International Settings
Mary Hayden
Professional Development of Educators
The International Education Context

 
Perry Den Brok and Gerrit Jan Koopman
Interpersonal Teacher Behaviour in International Education
Lesley Snowball
Becoming More Internationally-Minded
International Teacher Certification and Professional Development

 
Patrick Griffin
Innovation in Learning
Global Vision or Dream?

 
Theo Wubbels
Classroom Management around the World
 
PART FOUR: ORGANISING FORMAL INSTITUTIONS FOR THE PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
James Cambridge and Clive Carthew
Schools Self-Evaluating Their International Values
A Case Study

 
Bill Gerritz and Kevin Bartlett
Developing Learning-Focused International Schools
A Case Study of Two Schools

 
Wilf Stout
The Promotion of International Education in Formal Institutions
Potential for Conflict?

 
Jose Ortiz Elias
Building an Organisational Culture in Schools
Richard Caffyn
Fragmentation in International Schools
A Micro-Political Discourse of Management, Culture and Postmodern Society

 
William Powell
Leadership and Redefining the Three Rs
 
PART FIVE: CURRENT ISSUES AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
Trevor Grimshaw
Critical Perspectives on Language in International Education
Martin Skelton
International Mindedness and the Brain
The Difficulties of 'Becoming'

 
Fazal Rizvi
Internationalisation of Curriculum
A Critical Perspective

 
George Walker
Challenges from a New World
James Cambridge
Realism and Antirealism in International Education Research
Michael Allan
Voices from Abroad
A Contextual Approach to Educational Research and Cultural Diversity

 
Hugh Lauder
International Schools, Education and Globalization
Towards A Research Agenda

 
David Phillips
Investigating Educational Policy Transfer
Silvina Gvirtz and Jason Beech
The Internationalisation of Education Policy in Latin America
Daphne Hobson
The Impact of Globalization on Higher Education

''The editors of the SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education have brought together an impressive array of scholars whose cutting edge research addresses the growing field of international education, from the experiences of K-12 schools around the world to the field of teacher education. This book raises important questions and should be read by a broad audience'
Kenneth Cushner
Kenneth Cushner, Executive Director of International Affairs and Professor of Education, Kent State University


'The editors of this admirable handbook have set out to produce a report on international education. Their consummate success in doing so gives those of us working in the field a new and invaluable resource. The editors may be academics but this is a book largely written by, about and for those whose job it is to teach ''internationally''. No-one working in international education will fail to be provoked, challenged or inspired by the compelling arguments advanced within this authoritative volume'
- Peter MacKenzie,
Principal, Hiroshima International School


'The book is well organized in carefully integrated sections and chapters and the references alone are a valuable bibliographical tool. An indispensable work highly recommended for education reference collections and the libraries of individual researchers'
J.B.Thomas,
Emeritus Professor of Educational Studies, Loughborough University


'Essential reading for everyone involved in international education' -
International Schools Worldwide


'This volume is another valuable SAGE contribution to the expanding literature on international education. Not all handbooks are described as essential reading but this one will be, and will become an indispensable work of reference highly recommended for education libraries (both academic and governmental) and for the bookshelves of individual researchers and all involved in international education...the three editors and their fellow authors can take a collective pride in having given us an excellent volume which very successfully completes a chronological and theoretical journey through the issues, practices and future questions presented by international research and practice in international education'

- Journal of Research in International Education


'The Handbook represents a welcome reference in the field of international education to teachers, administrators and programme planners. It engages with the ongoing, fascinating debates about generative modes of inquiry and institutional structures to enhance learning in the context of international (schools) education and provides useful implications for international education policy, research and reform.'

-Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education


Overall, this is a solid collection that makes a substantial contribution to the literature on international schools. It provides a particularly useful overview for researchers and practitioners working in those contexts, and for those new to the field of international schools research... a useful map of the state of the field of research in international schools at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

-Asia Pacific Journal of Education

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