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Introduction to International Education: International Schools and their Communities

Introduction to International Education: International Schools and their Communities

Mary Hayden


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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.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Prelims (Contents, Tables, About the Editors)
1. Introduction - Climate Change and Threatened Communities
A. Peter Castro, Dan Taylor, and David W. Brokensha
2. Climate change and forest conservation: a REDD flag for Central African forest people?
Philip Burnham
3. Social vulnerability, climatic variability, and uncertainty in rural Ethiopia: a study of South Wollo and Oromiya Zones of eastern Amhara Region
A. Peter Castro
4. Farmers on the frontline: adaptation and change in Malawi
Kate Wellard, Daimon Kambewa, and Sieglinde Snapp
5. Risk and abandonment and the meta-narrative of climate change
Dan Taylor
6. Mobilizing knowledge to build adaptive capacity: lessons from southern Mozambique
J. Shaffer
7. Climate change and the future of onion and potato production in West Darfur, Sudan: a case study of Zalingei locality
Yassir Hassan Satti and A. Peter Castro
8. Comparing knowledge of and experience with climate change across three glaciated mountain regions
K.W. Dunbar, Julie Brugger, Christine Jurt, and Ben Orlove
9. Aapuupayuu (the weather warms up): climate change and the Eeyouch (Cree) of northern Quebec
Kreg T. Ettenger
10. ‘The one who has changed is the person’: observations and explanations of climate change in the Ecuadorian Andes
Kristine Skarbø, Kristin Vander Molen, Rosa Ramos, and Robert E. Rhoades
11. Good intentions, bad memories, and troubled capital: American Indian knowledge and action in renewable energy projects
Raymond I. Orr and David B. Anderson
12. Reclaiming the past to respond to climate change: Mayan farmers and ancient agricultural techniques in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico
Betty Bernice Faust, Armando Anaya Hernández, and Helga Geovannini Acuña
13. Can we learn from the past? policy history and climate change in Bangladesh
David Lewis
14. Local perceptions and adaptation to climate change: a perspective from Western India
Dineshkumar Moghariya
15. Ethno-ecology in the shadow of rain and light of experience: local perceptions of drought and climate change in East Sumba, Indonesia
Yancey Orr, Russell Schimmer and Roland Geerken
16. Local knowledge and technology innovation in a changing world: traditional fishing communities in Tam Giang Cau Hai lagoon, Vietnam
Thanh Vo and Jack Manno
17. Conclusion: some reflections on indigenous knowledge and climate change
Dan Taylor, A. Peter Castro, and David W. Brokensha
Back Matter (Resources, Notes, Index)