Managing International Schools

Managing International Schools


Edited by Sonia Blandford, Edited by Marian Shaw


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  • Publisher: Routledge Falmer
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 14mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415228859
  • ISBN 13: 9780415228855
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,169,404

Product description

It is estimated that there are some 12 000 international schools world-wide, with over 25 000 middle managers and head teachers. Within this there are several different types of international school including British schools abroad, English-speaking schools overseas, European English-speaking schools and forces schools - in spite of some differences they and their managers share certain needs for administrative efficiency. This practice-based management book for international schools provides support and development for middle and senior managers and teachers. The book concentrates on school improvement and effectiveness by drawing on best practice from international schools around the world using school-based research. It is written by a team from the Oxford Brookes Centre for Educational Management (OXCEM), the UK's most active International Schools' consultancy service. Issues discussed include teaching, learning and the curriculum, primary and secondary curriculum development, recording and reporting assessment, English as a second language, school management and staff development.

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'There are excellent articles on the need for improving and recruiting and retention of quality overseas teachers and key middle management personnel, on school improvement and professional development, and on the need for creating standards in raising performance. The book provides excellent counsel in many areas peculiar to the field.' - Compare

Table of contents

1. Introduction, Sonia Blandford and Marian Shaw 2. Curriculum Development: Primary and Secondary, Simon Catling 3. Assessment, Recording and Reporting, Robin McClelland 4. English as a Second Language, Jackie Holderness 5. Leadership and Governance, Michael Ormston 6. Middle Management, Sonia Blandford 7. Planning, John Welton 8. Staff Development, Linda Squire 9. Raising Standards, Martin Skelton 10. Recruitment and Retention, John Hardman 11. Management in Cross-Cultural Settings, Marian Shaw 12. School Improvement - Conclusions, Sonia Blandford and Martin Shaw