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Curriculum Information

International Review of Curriculum and Assessments Archive

Provides descriptions of government policy on education in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the USA and Wales.

Montessori Foundation and International Montessori Council

Information and directory about Montessori education and schools worldwide.

On 31 March 2012 the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) closed as part of the Government’s wider education reforms.The exams administration function is now performed by the Teaching Agency, http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/assessment. The National Curriculum assessments function is now performed by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA), http://www.education.gov.uk/aboutdfe/executiveagencies/b00198511/sta.

 

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International Educational Councils and Associations

American School Directory

Association of International Schools in Africa

Represents schools with an American based curriculum, others are British, and all have an international focus.

Council of International Schools

A not-for-profit association of schools and post-secondary institutions working collaboratively for the continuous improvement of international

European Council of International Schools

The European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education.

IB World Schools

Directory of schools worldwide offering the International Baccalaureate.

Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York

Official site for The Parents League of New York, includes all crucial admissions dates and deadlines for NYC.

Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS)

The MAIS focus is to help its members evaluate and meet the varying educational needs which result from providing an American education in an international setting

National Association of Independent Schools

US private school member directory

The Good Schools Guide International

A comprehensive listing of information on international schools.

 

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Finding Schools

IvyWise
Committed to helping students identify and gain admission to their ideal schools.

Find Schools Online
A resource to help you find schools online, providing information about degrees in topics ranging from cooking to medicine to business. It also offers advice, career news, and a large list of universities and colleges from which to choose.

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General Education

A Day In The Life Of a Teacher Abroad
By Michael Wainwright, Teachers International Consultancy (TIE) Michael Wainwright taught primary music and drama to 3 to 11 year olds at the Overseas School of Colombo in Sri Lanka for two years. Here is an account of a typical day there. Michael is now teaching in an international school in Dresden, Germany.

All Kinds of Minds: Mel Levine
Experts in education

Go City Kids – City Guide for Parents
For finding daycare, after school programs, schools and child-centered activities in New York City by neighborhood and age, visit this site.

Partners with Parents
They provide custom, in-home academic tutoring services; based in NY.

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Assessments

Children's Intercultural Readiness Assessment
For children ages 5-9
For children ages 10-18

Educational Records Bureau
Site provides information about standardized testing for NYC private schools.

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Gifted and Special Needs

2E – Twice Exceptional Newsletter
Online publication about the intersection of giftedness and learning difficulties.

Genius Denied
The website enumerates resources for parents of gifted children including books, a blog and a newsletter, lists of schools and summer programs.

Hoagies Gifted Education Page
A site full of resources for teachers, counselors, parents of gifted children as well as the children themselves.

Keys to Successfully Parenting the Gifted Child eBook

An eBook written by Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D. and Larry A. Kuusisto, Ph.D. with advice for parents about how to raise a gifted child.

Rick Lavoie
Information and inspiration for parents and teachers of children with learning difficulties is provided.

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Higher Education

ApplyWise
Online college admissions guidance.

Options for College

Woolf College Consulting
USA college and graduate school admissions planning to find the best match University.

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Third Culture Kids

Blending Colors, By Laila Plamondon, article on biracial identity

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds, By David Pollock and Ruth van Reken, Intercultural Press 2001

TCKID
New (2007) web-based, interactive community developed to meet the needs of Third Culture Kids (expatriate children).

When Abroad Do as the Local Children Do, Ori's guide for young expats (approx. 8-12 years old) by Hilly van Swol-Ulbrich, Bettina Kaltenhäuser:. Frankfurt: VAS, 2002.

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Bilingualism

Growing Up with Two Languages: A Practical Guide Cunningham-Anderson, Una; Staffan Andersson,. Routldge, 1999.

The Bilingual Family: A Handbook for Parents by Edith Harding, Philip Riley, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Raising Multilingual Children,Tuhama-Espinosa, Tracey,. Bergin & Garvey, 2001.

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Relocation

Abrupt Repatriation: Tips to Pass on to Parents,” article on X-Expats.com

Adjusting to Life After Living Abroad,” article on X-Expats.com

The Art of Living Abroad – Secrets for a Happy and Successful Life Newsletter For Courageous People on the Move, Quarterly publication

Expat Women New web site designed to help all expatriate women living outside of their home country

Expatriate Archive Centre
Our mission is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible a collection of primary source materials, documenting the global social history of expatriate life.

The Expert Expatriate, Your Guide to Successful Relocation Abroad Melissa Brayer Hess and Patricia Linderman

Families in Global Transition (FIGT)

A non-profit organization sponsoring research, publication and an annual conference designed to improve the success rate of families in transition. Its conference brings together the corporate, government, non-profit, military and mission sectors to exchange information and share strategies for the benefit of internationally mobile families.

FOCUS Information Services
This is a non-profit information service offering workshops and resources to expatriates in London.

Gem LLC
This is a company dedicated to helping businesses achieve business and personal results.

Genxpat, The Young Professional's Guide to Making a Successful Life Abroad, A guide for young expats (approx. 21 – 37 years old) Intercultural Press 2005

Heinzer Consulting
The Art of Living Abroad: Worldwide coaching and training for internationally mobile people.

BR Anchor Publishing
Relocation resource that publishes a newsletter and books for families moving internationally.

Living Abroad
Find comprehensive online destination information plus relocation tools for expatriates, business travelers and IHR administrators.

Living Your Best Life Abroad: resources, tips and tools for women accompanying their partners on an international move. Jeanne A. Heinzer; ISBN 978-1-904881-16-2, Summertime Publishing 2009 (available at amazon.com)

Making Sense of Life's Changes. William Bridges, Nicolas Brealey Publishing Ltd.; ISBN: 1-85788-124-9

A Moveable Marriage, Relocate Your Relationship without Breaking it. Robin Pascoe; ISBN 0-9686760-2-2

Regular Home Visits Can Beat Off Repatriation Blues,” article on X-Expats.com

Repatriated Children Tend to be More Independent,” article on X-Expats.com

A Spouse's Guide to Repatriation. Robin Pascoe, Expatriate Press Limited: 2000.

When Cultures Collide, Managing and leading successfully across cultures (business book). Richard D. Lewis, Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd; ISBN: 1-85788-087-0

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