My new piece, co-written with my friends at the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) in the UK, takes a look at the rapidly expanding world of international schools.
Long gone are the days when a few embassy schools sought to provide a reassuring education to local ex-pats with a few locals hanging on. Several of these schools have grown to become great international beacons of excellence with distinguished alumni. But, even faster, we have seen a rapid growth over the last 15 years in private, for-profit, international schools and some of them are out-performing their traditional rivals.
There is a busy global debate between nations about the way ahead for school reform. Sadly, that debate has failed to deal with the pace and quality of the solution being offered by the independent international sector. Just as we have ‘third culture kids’ who are growing up away from their homeland, we now have ‘third culture schools’ that are pioneering a new approach to curriculum, teaching and learning.
There has never been a more exciting time to be in education. And education is being re-made on a global scale.
Our thanks go to the good people at ECIS who sponsored this report, to celebrate their own 50th anniversary as a ground-breaking association of schools.
For a free copy of the report, please visit: www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/reports/third-culture-schools-international-schools-as-creative-catalysts-for-a-new-global-education-system/
The ECIS website is here.