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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 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: World Student magazine October 20, 2014

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World Student magazine

Here at John Catt we are very excited to announce the launch of a brand new magazine for international students in partnership with The Council of British International Schools (COBIS) called World Student magazine.

World Student magazine officially launched at the COBIS Head Boys and Head Girls Conference in Madrid at the weekend. We are also delighted to announce that Issue one has been distributed to more than 169 COBIS member schools this week, and is available to download for free on the App store and on Google Play.

World Student magazine employs a motivating, aspirational tone that encourages students studying in international schools around the world to think positively about their future. World Student magazine publishes an array of features, articles and interviews that offer a variety of perspectives from students studying abroad, international school graduates, teachers and educators worldwide.

World Student is the go-to magazine for international students, each issue is packed with stimulating content that covers an array of topics from student study experiences, to international travel destinations, new methods of learning and views on topical issues.

World Student is not simply a magazine for students to read but also for them to engage and get involved with. World Student aims to empower students by giving them a voice, a platform to air their views and opinions, which is why we invite students from all corners of the globe to contribute their experiences, views and opinions by writing for the magazine. Writing for World Student magazine is a fantastic way to gain valuable journalism experience, and will look great on your CV. Please get in contact with us via editor@world-student.com if you would like to contribute to forthcoming issues.

We would like to thank students from the University of Cambridge, International School of London, American International School of Rotterdam, Yokohama International School in Japan, The University of Auckland, Banbury Academy, The International School of Almaty, The British International School of Vietnam, The Benenden School, The Ecole d’Humanite in Switzerland, Plymouth University and Randor House School for contributing to the very first issue.

World Student magazine is published twice a year, in May and November and is available in print, online and via the World Student magazine app. To download the magazine for free, search ‘World Student magazine’ in the App store or on Google Play. To view the magazine visit www.world-student.com.

If you are interested in subscribing to the magazine please contact Sara Rogers at srogers@johncatt.com
Please contact Madeleine Anderson if you have any advertising enquiries at manderson@johncatt.com
Follow us on twitter at @WorldStudentMag

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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IS 17-1 Cover

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.

New release from John Catt: Learning in a digitalized age April 29, 2014

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We are extremely proud to announce our latest publication: Learning in a digitalized age: Plugged in, turned on, totally engaged?

This volume is edited by Lawrence Burke, an international educator with 25 years’ experience, and seeks a critical and informed answer to one of the most important educational questions of the day: how successful will learners be in the digital age?

Writers with real hands-on experience in the field challenge many of the assumptions about teaching and learning in the digital age. It is relevant and important for all those interested and concerned about the kinds of debates, arguments and ideas which are influencing and changing the nature of teaching and learning in the early decades of the 21st century.

These contributors, from around the world and across all sections and levels of the educational sector, share their experiences of working with educational technologies, mobile and digital learning in their day-to-day lives in schools, colleges and universities.

The resulting arguments and reflections highlight the dramatic effects that technology is having on the human experience generally and in teaching and learning in particular.

Contributors include: Yara Azouqa; Lawrence Burke; Josephine Butler and Greg Vrhovrnik; Andrew Callaghan; Clyde Coreil; Patrick Dougherty; Dianne Evans; Simon Hayhoe; Julie Lindsay; Lisa Martin; Serge Morissette; Jon Orthmann, Reem Arafat & Nancy Fahnestock; Michelle Rogers-Estable and Roudaina Houjeir; Cris Rowan; Yasmine Salah El Din; Ieda M Santos; Dawn Seddon; Tanya Tercero; El-Sadig Yahya Ezza and Khaled Almudibry.

Learning in a digitalized age is the third book in John Catt’s World Class Schools series, following on from the success of Breaking through the language barrier by Patricia Mertin and The OIQ Factor by William Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell.

To order a copy of Learning in a digitalized age, please visit our bookshop, call us on +44 (0)1394 389863 or email booksales@johncatt.com.