International schools and schooling in Asia

Darren Anthony BRYANT

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This chapter discusses international schools in Asia grappling with the change. It examines school leaders, students, teacher education and implications for research. It shows that a sustained research agenda in educational leadership in Asia is needed to advance understanding of effective leaders' practices in a rapidly changing school sector. The chapter suggests a research agenda focused on distributed leadership as a means to develop a comprehensive understanding of factors that influence leadership in the region. It also shows how International Baccalaureate research yields instrumental and enlightenment implications. The rapid growth of international education in Asia seems to parallel social and demographic changes in the region. International schools cater to constituents of diverse socio-cultural backgrounds, often a combination of local, returning nationals, and expatriates, including those from other Asian countries. The chapter concludes with Bradley Shrimpton's and Maria Eloisa Ramos's assessment of research in International Baccalaureate schools across Asia. Copyright © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Kerry J. Kennedy and John Chi-Kin Lee; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia
EditorsKerry John KENNEDY, John Chi-Kin LEE
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)9781315694382
ISBN (Print)9781138908499, 1138908495
Publication statusPublished - 2018


Bryant, D. A. (2018). International schools and schooling in Asia. In K. J. Kennedy, & J. C.-K. Lee (Eds.), Routledge international handbook of schools and schooling in Asia (pp. 257-260). New York: Routledge.


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