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ISJ April 2016: Historical vignette – The Alliance for International Education: retrospective and prospective


Mary Hayden


Quite when international schools first came on the education scene is debatable, but it is certainly the case that since their early days such schools have developed groupings and associations as mutual support mechanisms. As numbers of international schools have grown over the years, so too has the number of organisations formed to provide support through associations of like-minded schools (such as the International Schools Association, ISA), the development of appropriate curricula (including the International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International Examinations, Fieldwork’s International Primary Curriculum and International Middle Years Curriculum, the College Board’s Advanced Placement International Diploma and so on), professional development, recruitment and accreditation (through, for instance, the European Council of International Schools, ECIS and Council of International Schools, CIS), and postgraduate qualifications (offered by institutions including the University of Bath UK and George Mason University USA).