China: The Under-Researched Nexus of Activity

Simon Probert

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In recent years there has been a significant shift in the international school market in China, from educating predominantly the children of expatriates to educating Chinese nationals. This article will examine the problems such schools face in terms of putting together an international curriculum, not least in terms of the complex web of stakeholders often involved in such schools, and also the need to comply with local curriculum standards. Examining the notion of the ‘glocal’, and intercultural communicative competence as a means of bridging the divide between local and global curriculum themes, this article will consider ways of reducing the impact of these issues on curriculum planning, proposing a model moving forward, and arguing that these schools represent a new paradigm in the evolution of international education in China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-241
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Research in International Education
Issue number3
Early online date28 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2022


  • bilingual schools
  • China
  • curriculum
  • glocal
  • international schools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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