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International Education: Educating for a Global Future

Margery McMahon

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17 Jun 2011
Dunedin Academic Press
95 pages - 216 x 138 x 10mm
Policy and Practice in Education
Learning about and understanding the world in which we live has always been one of the purposes of education and this has been given fresh impetus in recent years with many government sponsored initiatives, around the world, to foster international education. However international education is not easily or clearly defined; the term is often used interchangeably with multicultural education or with global education, without distinction. Margery McMahon bridges the gap between theory, policy and practice by providing a critical perspective on international education by tracking and analysing its development as national strategy in Scotland, England and the USA. She examines its conceptual basis and explores its relationship with other concepts such as global citizenship and interculturalism. She provides practical analysis and compares models of implementation across nations whilst considering the skills and resources that assist the development of international education initiatives and explores the implementation of international education at school level through case studies. International Education will be of use to policy makers and practitioners, students in initial teacher education and post graduate programmes of study for classroom practitioners and school leaders.
Series Editors’ Introduction. Acknowledgements. Note on terminology. Glossary of terms. Introduction. 1 Educating for the future – International Education; 2 Contexts for International Education; 3 Policy into practice – developing school capacity; 4 Curriculum and context – local case studies; 5 Evaluating the impact of International Education; 6 Into the future – International Education. Conclusion. References. Appendix
Dr Margery McMahon is Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow. She teaches on the post graduate international education course there.
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