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Handbook of Research on Global Business Opportunities
Country of origin from where an expatriate has been recruited prior to undertaking an international assignment.
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International School Teachers' Professional Development in Response to the Needs of Third Culture Kids in the Classroom
Margaret Carter (James Cook University, Australia) and Yvonne McNulty (Singapore Institute of Management University, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6551-4.ch017
This chapter draws on an exploratory qualitative study of 20 teaching staff at an international school in Singapore to examine the professional development needs of international school teachers in response to the needs of Third Culture Kids (TCKs). It explores what the needs of TCKs are, whether teachers at an international school in Singapore have the skills and competencies to be responsive to these needs, and where gaps in professional development for international schoolteachers may exist. Evidence shows that no professional development training in relation to TCKs is provided specific to the international context in which teachers are employed. Issues that are poorly addressed include staff induction, student transitions and identity issues, language support, pastoral care, and curriculum training. Findings contribute to the educational leadership and management of international schoolteachers by contextualizing professional development as a facet of organizational leadership.
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A Case Study on Cross-Cultural Differences: A Failure Story
The country from which the investment originates.
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