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New issue of International School magazine is available now September 24, 2015

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We’re very pleased to present the new issue of International School magazine.

The autumn term issue is packed with news, features and opinion from schools across the globe. It is currently being distributed to subscribers and to heads of international schools.

To subscribe to International School magazine, please visit our bookshop. The new issue can be viewed online at www.is-mag.com

You can also find the magazine’s app by searching for ‘International School magazine’ in the App Store or on Google Play and follow us on Twitter at @IntSchoolMag.

If you would like to submit an article to International School or if you have other enquiries, please contact our editors Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson at editor@is-mag.com. For any advertising enquiries, contact Madeleine Anderson at manderson@johncatt.com or +44 (0) 1394 389855.

 

John Catt’s Guide to International Schools 2015/16 and www.internationalschoolsearch.com July 29, 2015

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ISG 2015:16

The 2015/16 edition of John Catt’s Guide to International Schools is now available and currently being distributed around the world.

This authoritative guidebook, available in print and eBook, includes details of more than 3,000 international schools and profiles of more than 100 leading schools. It is the ideal reference point for families seeking an international school in any part of the world.

The 13th edition features a foreword by Dr Nicholas Tate, former director-general of the International School of Geneva and International Baccalaureate governor from 2009-2015.

It also includes contact details of international school groups and associations, information on international curricula, examinations and tests, and explanations of education systems in each country, with Ministry of Education contact details.

To coincide with the release of the new edition, we have also relaunched http://www.internationalschoolsearch.com to making searching for an international easier than ever – and to provide the best possible platform for profiled schools. We will also be posting editorial articles from the guide on the website.

If you would like to order a copy of the book, please click here to visit our bookshop.

For any further enquiries about the guide, please email jbarnes@johncatt.com

New release: Playful Pedagogies May 13, 2015

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Playful Pedagogies

Playful Pedagogies: Young children learning in international and multicultural contexts is a new John Catt publication in partnership with The Council of British International Schools (COBIS)

In the 21st century what the future holds for young learners is unclear, what is clear is that they need to be confident, capable and resilient. As wider communication about education is increasing there is a developing understanding that children in settings across the globe learn in the same ways and have the same needs.

This book considers international and multicultural learning environments from both theoretical and practical perspectives, written by specialists in early years education in the UK and in international contexts.

The theoretical perspectives are supported by eight case studies, from Uganda, Indonesia, Mexico, Qatar, Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and Romania.

The book is edited by Dr Anna Cox and Dr Estelle Tarry. Dr Anna Cox is the Programme Leader for a Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years Education (QTS) at the University of Northampton, where she is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education.

Dr Estelle Tarry is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Northampton and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Playful Pedagogies will be published on the 25th May, and is available to pre-order now for £13

New International School magazine May 7, 2015

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International School magazine Summer 2015

The summer 2015 issue of International School magazine (IS) is now available!
This issue takes an in-depth look at international education in the digital age, and includes articles from heads and technology co-ordinators worldwide on the challenges and benefits of digital devices in education.

International School is available in print, online and via the IS magazine app. To download the magazine, search ‘International School’ in the App store or on Google Play.

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If you would like to subscribe to International School magazine please visit our bookshop

If you have an editorial enquiry, or would like to submit an article, please contact editor@is-mag.com For any advertising enquiries, please contact Madeleine Anderson on manderson@johncatt.com

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New issue of International Schools Journal is last to be published in association with ECIS April 21, 2015

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ISJ 2015 April web-readyWe are pleased to announce the publication of the April 2015 issue of the International Schools Journal.

Copies of the journal will be sent out to subscribers in the next few days.

Regrettably, it is the last issue to be published with ECIS, who have been associated with the journal for 34 years.

However, John Catt continue to publish the journal in both print and digital formats. We understand how highly regarded the journal is in schools and are keen to make sure that this unique source of opinion and research remains available to all those with an interest in international education.

ECIS member schools who have requested a print copy will receive this issue as normal. But these schools will no longer receive the journal for free and will be required to take out a subscription if they wish to keep receiving the journal. Schools will also no longer be sent PDF copies for free as part of their ECIS membership.

You can sign up for either a one or two-year subscription by visiting our bookshop.

The new issue includes the following articles:

Alliance retrospective, Mumbai, October 2014

The challenge of nurturing intercultural competence in young people, Kenneth Cushner

Valuing languages and cultures: the first step towards developing intercultural understanding, Debra Rader

Intercultural understanding and national contexts: bicycle needs frame, Boris Prickarts

Bravely searching for the ‘Nature of intercultural understanding’, Sumaya Alyusuf

Peace and tolerance – value education discourse in India, Shweta Sharma

The inter-cultural toolbox – a means for developing intercultural competencies, Mike Izzard & Martha Ross

Part 2

Evolving the IB Middle Years Programme: Curriculum, Robert Harrison

Historical Vignettes

Tracing the path of ESL provision in international schools over the last four decades. Part 2, Maurice Carder

From good idea to global influence: ECIS turns 50, Kevin J Ruth

Book reviews

The changing landscape of international schooling: implications for theory and practice by Tristan Bunnell

The Restless School by Roy Blatchford

November 2014 issue of the International Schools Journal available now October 27, 2014

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ISJ 2014 November

The November 2014 issue of the International Schools Journal is now available.

This journal, edited by Dr Caroline Ellwood, is published twice a year in partnership with ECIS and features articles from leading figures in international education.

Copies will be sent to subscribers and ECIS member schools who have asked to receive the publication in printed form this week.

If you are an ECIS member school who would like to receive the ISJ in printed form and have not requested for new issues to be sent to you, please email jonathanbarnes@johncatt.com and we will make the necessary arrangements. For subscription enquiries, click here.

The new issue includes the following articles:

Peace education beyond the mission statement, Lodewijk van Oord

War Poetry in the 21st century: legacy, context, relevance – and the poetry…, Ken Corn

Lessons from Hiroshima: building cultures of peace in international education, Mark Exton and Walter Enloe

WW1 battlefields as a way to promote internationalism: some practical suggestions, Russell Tarr

Languages in competition and conflict: mechanisms of liguistic evolution, Malcolm Pritchard

Are strategic plans truly strategic?, Kevin J Ruth

Big History, part two, Lowell S Gustafson

E-Portfolio: time to reflect, Roberto d’Erizans and Tamatha Bibbo

Clarifying the relationship between teacher movement and culture: four teacher profiles, Merve R Niğdelioğlu, Mehmet C Ayar and M Sencer çorlu

The impact of technology tools on literacy motivation on elementary school English language learners: podcasting in a 4th grade EAL class, Alexandra Ritt Gustad

Historical vignette – Tracing the path of ESL provision in international schools over the last four decades. Part one, Maurice Carder

Book review

Learning in a digitalized age: Plugged in, turned on, totally engaged?, Edited by Lawrence Burke, Reviewed by James Cambridge

New release from John Catt: Leaders of Learning by Rob Stokoe October 7, 2014

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Leaders of Learning by Rob Stokoe.

This excellent new book looks at the vision, clarity of purpose and drive needed for effective school leadership.

The author is Director of the Jumeirah English Speaking School in Dubai and has enjoyed a career of more than 40 years in education.

Here is what Roy Blatchford, Director of the National Education Trust, had to say about the book:

“Rob Stokoe leads an acclaimed international school and his narrative is rooted in classrooms and what teachers and students achieve together. He packs this book with fresh thoughts around both leadership and learning, and his range of references is commanding. Prepare to have some of your educational orthodoxies challenged and to be taken on a journey into new ways of thinking about great schools.

Leaders of Learning is the latest in our World Class Schools series that includes Breaking through the language barrier by Patricia Mertin; Learning in a digitalized age, edited by Lawrence Burke; and The OIQ Factor, by William Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell.

To order Leaders of Learning, please follow this link to our bookshop.

New term, new issue of International School magazine September 5, 2014

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We are pleased to announce the new issue of International School (IS) magazine, which is now available in print and online.

The 49th issue of the magazine continues the theme of international mindedness in schools and features contributions from across the sector.

Copies of the new issue are currently being sent out to schools and subscribers and the e-zine will shortly be available to view at www.is-mag.com.

Editors Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson welcome contributions on all aspects of international education, including news and reviews, and they can be contacted at editor@is-mag.com. They are now commissioning articles for the 50th issue, which will be on the theme of celebrating anniversaries.

For subscriptions to International School magazine, please visit our bookshop.

For any advertising enquiries, please contact Madeleine Anderson on manderson@johncatt.com or 01394 389855.

John Catt’s Guide to International Schools 2014/15 July 14, 2014

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We are very pleased to announce that John Catt’s Guide to International Schools 2014/15 will be published this month.

The 12th edition of this guide promises to be the biggest and best yet, offering an authoritative snapshot of the international school sector. The 2014/15 features:

  • Details of more than 3,000 international schools
  • Profiles of more than 100 leading schools
  • Foreword by Dr Kevin Ruth, Executive Director, of ECIS, heading up an expanded editorial section
  • Contact details of international school groups and associations
  • Information on international curricula, examinations and tests
  • Explanation of education systems in each country, with Ministry of Education contact details

We have listened to feedback from schools and added new features this year, including arranging school profiles and directories into sections by continent. We are also including a section to highlight schools that have provision for students with special educational needs.

The book will be available in printed format and eBook, and school information will be replicated on www.internationalschoolsearch.com.

If you would like to order a copy of the book, please click here to visit our bookshop.

For any further enquiries about the guide, please email jbarnes@johncatt.com.

First issue of International School magazine under new editorship – available now May 6, 2014

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isMag 16.3

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the summer issue of International School (is) magazine – the first under the editorship of Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson.

Dr Hayden and Prof Thompson have a long-standing relationship with John Catt Educational across a number of publications, including editorship of titles in our Taking It Forward series. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the world of international education and we are delighted to welcome them as editors of is, taking over from Caroline Ellwood, who has stepped down after 12 years.

The new issue has the theme ‘Promoting International Mindedness’ and features an outstanding collection of articles focusing on this cornerstone of international education, with the usual mix of comment, news and features.

Copies of the new issue are currently being sent out to schools and subscribers and the e-zine is available to view at www.is-mag.com.

The editors welcome contributions on all aspects of international education, including news and reviews, and they can be contacted at editor@is-mag.com.

For subscriptions to is, please visit our bookshop.

For any advertising enquiries, please contact Madeleine Anderson on manderson@johncatt.com or 01394 389855.