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Internationalizing schools. New book by Dr Steven Carber published July 2011 June 1, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in International education, New releases.

We are in the final stages of production on a new book, Internationalizing Education, focusing on the growth, importance and challenges of international education, edited by Dr Steven Carber.

Steven, who co-edited Taking the PYP Forward with Simon Davidson, currently works as an independent educational consultant in California, USA. The contributors’ efforts in completing the book have been severely hampered by the recent storms in the States, and especially the violent tornado in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, area where four of the contributors live.

John Catt Educational will be making a contribution to http://helptuscaloosaschools.com/ to help restore the schools affected by the storms. Please do contribute if you can.

Internationalizing Education, schedule for publication in the middle of July this year, is a collection of chapters addressing the many challenges experienced by the international school community, written by some of the best and most experienced minds on the planet.

As Dr Joel A Freeman, acclaimed speaker at international education conferences around the world, writes in the foreword:

Mark Twain once said: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness and many of our people need it sorely on those accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one corner of the Earth all one’s lifetime.”

I agree.

Hitchhiking off Twain’s statement, I’d like to add that this book is fatal to stupidity, fuzzy logic, and lazy thinking.
It is my belief that once you have read this book, you will be rewarded with:

• A rich repository of excellent ideas for internationalizing your classrooms or schools.
• Increased clarity on what is meant by ‘international education’.
• A sense of solidarity that others share your interest in internationalizing education. Several chapter contributors standing ready to help, along with thousands of teachers around the world.
• A range of ideas from a variety of voices from settings spanning from India to China to Senegal, to name a few.
• Ideas on how to spread the best practices of overseas ‘international schools’ to national settings.

I hope you leave the book with at least three or four brand new, out-of-the-box ideas to be implemented in your setting – ideas that are genuinely international – so that the international school is not just ‘international’ in name only.

Internationalizing Education will be published by John Catt Educational in July 2011. Please contact our Bookshop to pre-order: booksales@johncatt.com



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