Exclusion

If diversity means including other viewpoints and perspectives, and representation from groups other than the majority, then this surely includes linguistic diversity as well. And surely there is no better route to decolonising the curricula of international schools than to set local and student languages in parity alongside the colonial language that is English.

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How we work with the IB and partner agencies: Helping schools align multiple accreditation cycles

The cyclical nature of school accreditation and curriculum evaluations can be challenging for schools to coordinate when working with multiple organizations. That’s where our partnerships with the IB and other accreditation agencies help schools to manage that their evaluation cycles more efficiently and effectively. Here’s how it works.

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Graduating students

As students explore and research their next steps beyond secondary school in the midst of the pandemic, we work with our members to support the best possible outcome for those who are interested in international higher education opportunities. Here's how our 2021 virtual University Exploration Days are proving to be a great solution.

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Redefining well-being and leadership by presence during the pandemic

What constitutes effective leadership and ‘leadership by presence’ when uncertainty and crisis management continues to be the order of the day? The unpredictable nature of the pandemic and the lack of previous knowledge have truly tested the mettle of international school leaders. Sudha Govindswamy asked some leaders from CIS member schools to share their approaches and strategies.

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Learning from young people: How schools and universities can protect students from peer-on-peer abuse

The vast response to the 2020 social media initiative ‘Everyone’s Invited’ where students (almost 15,000) can anonymously describe rape and assault within school communities has led to a special UK governmental investigation. We’re republishing this 2020 post with essential guidance to help our community learn more and educate school leadership teams and faculty.

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A model for global citizenship and intercultural learning by Leo Thompson

By joining some dots, Leo Thompson presents an ‘unpacked’ model of global citizenship and intercultural understanding (GCIU). The ambitious model pulls together diverse research to provide an overview of the broad humanitarian scope of GCIU work and how core values, attitudes, concepts, and competencies intersect.

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Sustaining courage

Depending on the identities we hold, the inherent powers and privileges we have, or the ingrained oppressions we endure—the conversations and work on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice require an unquantifiable amount of courage. Read more from Joel Llaban.

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Taking the pulse of international students: What do their university decisions look like in 2021?

How has the pandemic changed how secondary school students worldwide are learning about their university options and defining when and where to enrol at university? Through panel discussions in a recent webinar series, we've gathered a wealth of insights from international school counsellors worldwide.

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Can schools transfer child protection data and information to a student’s new school?

Schools are expected to take particular care to protect student information as part of their child protection obligations. But what happens when a child moves to a new school? Schools can feel torn between safeguarding the student and protecting the student's sensitive information. We explore legal considerations and share practical tips. 

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Anti racist, responsive leadership in international education

Six months ago, educators from different parts of the world signed and made their voices heard through a petition. They strongly recommended all accreditation agencies and organizations that accredit and evaluate international school quality worldwide to ensure the explicit inclusion of anti-racism and anti-discrimination principles against all forms discrimination in their accreditation standards.

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The groundwork for anti-racism: Deep individual and institutional reflection

To do the groundwork for tackling racism, it's important to meet each person where they are in their own journey of understanding. As one of the facilitators of our Tackling Racism Workshops, Chris Green explains how these learning opportunities help us first understand self, then understand others, and finally understand our systems and structures.

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