The International Schools Journal

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, November

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A recurring theme that cuts across a number of professions and levels of management is concerned with ways to develop good leadership. Styles are analysed, the role dissected, and behavioural characteristics reviewed. Interest in the skills and temperament...
Cracked: Why Psychiatry Is Doing More Harm Than Good
Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than GoodJames DaviesIcon Books 2013From the point of view of ToK alone, this is a fascinating book. It is opportunely launched, at the same moment as the DSM-5, the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic...
Curriculum for Global Citizenship
This paper proposes the need to focus on developing holistic standards as the foundation for creating a curriculum for global citizenship and proposes a set of attributes that can serve as a beginning for a discussion of those standards. The need to...
Globally-Minded Students: Defining, Measuring and Developing Intercultural Sensitivity
IntroductionIn this first of two papers, I argue that intercultural sensitivity is a critical part of being globally-minded (or interculturally minded in IB terms) and therefore needs to be understood, measured and developed.I begin with a study of culture,...
HISTORICAL VIGNETTE: Dr T Michael Maybury
IntroductionFor more than two decades prior to his retirement in 2004, Mike Maybury was one of the most visible and influential figures on the international school stage. Fourteen of those years saw him as Executive Secretary of the European Council...
Mind Your Head
Mind your Head An Emotional Intelligence Guide for School Leaders by David Boddy John Catt Educational 2012 Paperback, 214pp. Price £15.99 ISBN 978-1-908095-62-6I have to begin this review with a confession - the educational leadership section of my...
No Data Left Behind
For international schools to meet their full academic potential, it is essential to establish a culture of rigorous self-examination.Why use data?International schools are unique, dynamic environments that draw from a variety of global teaching approaches...
Providing Exceptional Educational Experiences to Students with Financial Need: A Modern Challenge for International K-12 Schools
Current reality stresses and applauds the individual's ability to be independent and to fend for oneself. Thus living in a rapidly evolving society where change occurs continuously and on multiple levels has created a need, more than ever before, for...
Striking the Balance: Promoting the Rule of Law and the Role of Education in the Work of the United Nations
I begin with the words of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon. He often recounts his experience of life as a young boy in the 1950s in the aftermath of the Korean war. His words are those of someone who knows better than most the value of education...
Supporting the Professional Development of Teaching Assistants in an International Context
It is difficult to know the precise number of international schools as there is 'no international body that authorises the international school title' (Hayden, 2012, p61). However the International Consultancy Group (ISC) research, published in 2013,...
The Future of the Librarian as a Meta-Data Specialist
Recently, a colleague confided: "To my chagrin, when my son was two, he was already well versed in accessing technology as a tool. He knew how to turn on my iPhone, type in the password, and access the game application that he wanted to play. He would...
The Teacher's Managed Heart in an International School Setting
Abundant research literature exists on international schools, international education (see for instance Hayden and Thompson 1995a, 1995b) and students in international schools particularly on Third Culture Kids (Pollock and Van Reken 2001). This paper...
Using Energizers to Enhance Memory Recall in Grade 8
This two group pre-test/post-test study explored the effectiveness of using brain stimulating activities, or 'energizers', with middle school students to improve factual recall at an international school. The sample size of 59 grade 8 students was divided...
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