Precarity and Insecurity in International Schooling: New Realities and New Visions

Tristan Bunnell, Adam Poole

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The arena of International Schooling is growing rapidly and changing in nature. The number of schools delivering a curriculum wholly or partly in English outside an English-speaking nation reached 12,000 in 2020. China and the Middle East is the emerging centre of activity, and local parents are the main customers. This is an increasingly important, yet still overlooked, area of schooling. Although it continuously attracts teachers, mainly from Britain and North America, the reality is precarious and insecure. Precarity and Insecurity in International Schooling addresses this paradox, and starts a new discussion, arguing that a more positive lens of inquiry is required to understand the situation. In so doing, the book introduces new sociological evidence, concepts and visions linked to the accumulation of 'resilience' and 'transition capital'. This book will be of interest to students and researchers wishing to gain a new and contemporary insight into the rapidly changing world of International Schooling.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages148
ISBN (Print)9781800715943
Publication statusIn preparation - 2 Jul 2021


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