Globalisation in International Schools: A Study of four International Schools in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Keywords:globalisation, third culture kids, community engagement, teacher education, Vietnam, Cambodia
ABSTRACT - Globalisation has become an important item on the agenda of many progressive schools around the world. In this paper we examine how the staff of four international schools situated in Vietnam and Cambodia, are encouraging their students to participate in the globalisation process. Globalisation requires students to connect with people from various cultures and parts of the world to work together to study issues of common interest. The schools we visited expressed a desire and demonstrated a practical application to be a part of their local communities, with international links being less prevalent.
The qualitative nature of this research required in-depth interviews with the teachers and principals concerned.Â Â It was apparent during these interviews, that due to the nature of these schools and their international population, it would be more useful to broaden our focus and consider how each school provided opportunities for their students, many of whom were Third Culture Kids, to develop skills and knowledge on becoming Global Citizens.
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