London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Internationalism in education: making it a reality in international schools through standards

Author(s) Crippen, G.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
In the current international climate schools across the world are concerned to create a more international focus in their programs. Defining this has not been as easy, and the variety of terms used reflects different perspectives. Two major international school organisations, the International Baccalaureate Organization and Council for International Schools, monitoring programs and school accreditation. Both increasingly focus on this and have created standards and criteria reflecting habits and behaviour, which will be part of the accreditation process. This paper looks at the assumptions and programs of the CIS and IBO in light of current literature. The answers from CIS and the IBO are of defining importance, given their links to member schools and the rapid growth in international schools.

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