Introduction to International Education

International Schools and their Communities

by Mary Hayden

'This is a book for all who work in international education or want to understand more about a rapidly expanding sector. For those who are new to the field it provides an excellent introduction.

To tackle such varied subjects... needed a professional of wide expertise, wisdom and clarity of composition. These Mary Hayden, with her vast experience of international education and research, provides... highly recommended' - is (International Schools Magazine)

'Essential reading for everyone involved in international education' - International Schools Worldwide

'The first thing to be said about this informative book is that it's a good read! I found myself enjoying every page as the author has a writing style that is engaging and instructive...The book has something for everyone, from those experienced in the field of international education to interested novices' - International Schools Journal

Interest in the field of international education has never been more intense, and a rapidly expanding number of schools and organizations worldwide now offer curricula that claim to be international in nature. Written by an expert in the field of international education, this comprehensive guide examines the key themes of this evolving field.

The book explores the various origins, definitions and classifications of international education, and considers the audiences it serves, including the students, teachers, parents and administrators. It also looks at issues including quality assurance and role of international schools in the future.

This valuable book will be an excellent source of reference to academics, those engaged in postgraduate study and practising teachers.


  • SAGE Publications; September 2006
  • ISBN: 9781847878618
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Introduction to International Education
  • Author: Mary Hayden
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

'Essential reading for everyone involved in international education' - International Schools Worldwide

'This may well become the seminal primer for anyone looking for an overview of the field'. Journal of Research in International Education