Interpreting International Education: In honour of Professor Jeff Thompson

Mary Hayden (Editor), Fazal Rizvi, Terry Haywood, Debra Williams-Gualandi, Richard Pearce, Paul Regan, Robert Sylvester, Nicholas Tate, James Cambridge, Tristan Bunnell, Chris Binge, Ian Hill, Malcolm McKenzie, Peter MacKenzie, Darlene Fisher, James MacDonald

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This book addresses issues and challenges arising in the theory and practice of international education. Written by leading international experts in the field, it draws on up-to-date scholarship relating to this burgeoning area of study.

The book reflects research that focuses on the increasing importance worldwide of the international schools sector. Acknowledging the seminal contribution made to development of the field by Professor Jeff Thompson, it discusses topical and fundamental questions relating to international education that are faced by researchers and practitioners. These include the aims of international education, its underpinning philosophy and values, the role of curriculum, the nature of pedagogy in this context and challenges for teaching and leadership. The volume is research-focused and comprises chapters from well-regarded experts based in 11 different countries who have academic and professional experience in teaching and researching international education.

As a major contribution to this growing field of knowledge in a rapidly changing educational context, this book will be of great interest to academics, students and researchers in the field of international education worldwide, as well as those with research interests in comparative education and curriculum studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, U. K.
Number of pages236
ISBN (Electronic)9781003190165
ISBN (Print)9781032037585, 9781032040011
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Nov 2021


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