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The Top Five Countries Offering A UK-Style Education System

Posted on Wednesday January 27, 2016 (14:15:47)


The UK education system is divided into several parts: early years (pre-primary), primary education, secondary education, further education, and higher education.

Children begin going to a pre-primary or nursery school at the age of three and continue to do so until the age of five, which is when they move to the next part or phase.   more ...

Education

Interview with Richard Gaskell, Director for International Schools, ISC

Posted on Thursday January 07, 2016 (14:30:51)
Richard Gaskell

Richard, you're Director for International Schools at the International School Consultancy. Tell us a bit about your role - what does your day-to-day routine look like?

Every day is different for me. Sometimes I am presenting at conferences around the world about what is happening within the international schools market. Oftentimes this is to headteachers and senior leaders but sometimes it is to developers and investors, or independent school leaders considering opening up a school overseas.   more ...

Education

Interview With Rebecca Grappo, founder of RNG International Educational Consultants, LLC

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (12:59:41)
Rebecca Grappo

RNG International has more than 20 years experience working with schools, parents and students helping find the right match for expat children’s individual educational needs.

Rebecca, can you tell us a bit about your background prior to becoming an educational consultant, Certified Educational Planner and founder of RNG International?   more ...

Education

Interview With Tina Quick, Author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Posted on Wednesday November 18, 2015 (12:40:02)
Tina Quick

Tina, can you tell us something about your background and what prompted you to write "The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition"?

I am a third culture kid (TCK) myself. My father was in the military and I once asked my parents how many moves I had made by the time Dad retired. It turns out that I had moved 15 times by age 13. My husband and I have raised our own TCK daughters across four cultures and continents.   more ...

Education

Five Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your TEFL Job

Posted on Thursday September 19, 2013 (14:07:57)


Young Brits are increasingly being attracted from a recession ravaged UK to embark on the adventure of teaching English abroad.

Filled with the promises of sun, fun and plenty of excitement, who wouldn't want to take a TEFL job in warmer climes? Whilst it may sound alluring, without the proper preparation your foreign dreams could turn into a teaching nightmare before you know it.

Stepping into the unknown is never easy - read on to find out how to get ready and equipped for your TEFL job.   more ...

Education

The Great Taboo - Sending Children Home To School

Posted on Thursday March 22, 2012 (00:35:01)


by Ian Hunt, Managing Director of Gabbitas Education

Being apart from children is one of the taboos of modern life. How could you possibly do it? But the reality for many parents is that they want to do the best thing for both the children and themselves, work and school.

For most expats the ideal is to find a local school, either with a basis of teaching English or even better the flexibility to ease children into a bilingual education. The image of children soaking up a new culture and language, making a cosmopolitan network of friends and life for themselves, is an enticing one. More often than not the integration is much harder than this. English children will be different - which can be a good thing, but not always; they might struggle to learn in an unfamiliar learning environment, whether there's another language involved or not. And ultimately, school is their life, as much (if not more) than careers absorbs the parents, it's even harder for them to come home and leave it all behind them.   more ...

Education

Tina Quick, Author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Posted on Saturday January 07, 2012 (00:03:17)
Tina Quick

Tina, can you tell us something about your background and what prompted you to write "The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition"?

I am a third culture kid (TCK) myself. My father was in the military and I once asked my parents how many moves I had made by the time Dad retired. It turns out that I had moved 15 times by age 13. My husband and I have raised our own TCK daughters across four cultures and continents. As a family we have made 10 moves altogether.

A good friend who happened to be a psychologist who worked with globally mobile families offered to give me a transition workshop when she heard my family was repatriating after having lived nearly 15 consecutive years abroad. She taught me that we needed to treat our home country the same way we would a foreign one as it would be foreign to us in many respects. This training was a godsend. Although we still had some hurdles to jump, it made us more aware of why things were happening and what we could do about it.   more ...

Education

Rebecca Grappo, founder of RNG International Educational Consultants, LLC

Posted on Friday January 06, 2012 (21:51:59)
Rebecca Grappo

RNG International has more than 20 years experience working with schools, parents and students helping find the right match for expat children’s individual educational needs.


Rebecca, can you tell us a bit about your background prior to becoming an educational consultant, Certified Educational Planner and founder of RNG International?

I have been in international education for 20 years now, and have taught in both American-international schools and American public schools. When I left the classroom in 2002, I went to work for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, as the education and youth officer for the American diplomatic service. There I helped families who were transitioning internationally to figure out the educational puzzle for their children. With over 11,000 children who are "going along for the ride", I saw everything, and I mean everything!   more ...



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