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Internationalizing Schools, by Steven Carber, published today! August 16, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in International education, New releases.
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We are delighted to announce that the latest book by renowned international educational consultant Dr Steven Carber hits the shelves today.

Internationalizing Schools is a collaborative work, edited by Dr Carber, which helps educators in both international schools and national education systems identify and improve the international aspects in their classrooms and schools.

The 12 highly-experienced contributors include: Kevin Bartlett, who initiated the IB Primary Years Programme and chaired the Council of International Schools; Dr Joel A Freeman, acclaimed keynote speaker at international education conferences around the world; and Dr John J Ketterer, editor of InterEd, the flagship publication of the Association for Advancement of International Education.

As Joel A Freeman says in his foreword:

“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.”

Dr Carber goes on to state his belief that the book has as much to offer educators in national education systems as those in international schools. He notes in the preface:

“It is my wish that the best practices of these international schools will help and inspire public education systems and all schools that wish to internationalize their offerings. To draw from Kevin Bartlett’s words in the concluding chapter, it is a shared wish that national schools, including those in developing countries, do not merely exist to be the grateful beneficiaries of our laudable service learning programmes, but that they become beneficiaries of what we know about learning. We have created exemplary schools and practices; now the challenge is to refine and replicate the model.”

Internationalizing Schools, edited by Steven Carber, is available to buy from the John Catt Bookshop. Digital editions will shortly also be made available. Contact us for more information.

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