Re-thinking the purpose of International Schooling: 50 years after Leach

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The year 2019 had marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Robert Judson Leach’s seminal book International Schools and Their Role in the Field of International Education. Leach was Head of History at the International School of Geneva when the school released him for a year in 1962 to tour the fledgling field of ‘international schooling’, to identify the potential market for what went on to become the International Baccalaureate (IB). It was therefore entirely fitting that Bunnell’s presentation at the October 2019 Alliance for International Education conference, held at the International School of Geneva, should help to celebrate the anniversary of Leach’s book.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Schools Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2020

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