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International School magazine summer issue now available May 27, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in International education, Magazines.
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The summer 2011 issue of International School (is) magazine is back from the printers; individual copies and two-year subscriptions are available from our bookshop.

It is another fantastic issue of one of our most popular magazines. Editor Caroline Ellwood has managed to squeeze in:

  • an article from Kevin Larkin, middle school principal at ACS Hillingdon International School, explaining why recent natural disasters in Australia, New Zealand and Japan  were ‘too important not to discuss with children’.Kevin writes: “Those who attend international schools in particular can be shaken when such tragedies occur. Students might be seeingh the events in their homeland and it is in such times that international school communities will want to pull together and discuss the subject fittingly. As an international school, it is not just enough to have international children. We have to taken opportunities to put international mindedness at the centre of what we do.”
  • Claire Moore, curriculum and IB co-ordinator at St Gilgen International School, Austria, writes about the power of poetry: “Through a literature course, hopefully students become aware that poetry, and, indeed, all literature, is about the power to imagine, to transform another’s life, about the possibility of viewing life through a different set of eyes. It is also about questioning the politics and ideologies of the world the writer lives in.”
  • Meanwhile, Heather Card, a consultant with the UK office of STEPS Professional Development, explores how teachers approach the writing development of students learning in a language other than their mother tongue.“When creating opportunities for students to write, it is vital they are given the maximum opportunity to daw upon the linguistic and conceptual knowledge that they already have, and that they are adequately supported through scaffolding to put their ideas together in written form.”

International School (is) magazine, the official magazine for the European Council of International Schools, reflects the full diversity and professionalism of international educators. Published three times a year it goes to heads, teachers and administrators in schools around the world. £15 pays for a one-year subscription.

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