The world is constantly evolving, continuing globalisation creating a globally mobile workforce and their families who are international both in outlook and in their educational needs. Schools are growing exponentially and parents are seeking the best international learning opportunities for their children. Many schools are similarly recognising that old practices are not sufficient to create the twenty first century learners, or learning, that the world seeks.
But how do you make international mindedness a central purpose of your teaching and philosophy? Brought together for the first time by leading educationalist Lesley P.Stagg, the international contributors to this book offer a multitude of new and original thoughts on International Mindedness, thoughts embracing practical ideas ready to adapt to different situations, as well as the theoretical philosophies which underpin key practice.
These leading practitioners inspire the reader with their real-life experiences and their reflective thinking, each contributor providing connections between key concepts, and provide a wealth of knowledge and advice from global view to local classroom. International Mindedness offers readers a unique and comprehensive exploration of global education for the current and future generations.
Dr Lesley P. Stagg has been an international school head in Portugal, the USA, Colombia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates following her first headship in the UK. She is passionate about quality education as a right for every child. Currently she is a Regional Accreditation Officer with the Council of International Schools where she has responsibility for around sixty-five schools in Europe and the Middle East.