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International Schools in the Twenty First Century

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This article discusses the extent to which a small but influential clusters of international schools have the potential to lead national schools into the promised land of ‘global citizenship’ (UNICEF, 1991), ‘education for international understanding’ (UNESCO, 1968), and ‘world mindedness’ (Sampson & Smith, 1957). The article looks at the task ahead and the journey travelled so far in the promotion of mutual understanding and cross-cultural education from the perspective of some fifty teachers and twenty students interviewed at a variety of international schools.
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Keywords: cross-cultural education; global citizenship; international schools

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Sydney

Publication date: 01 January 2007

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