ISJ Internation Schools Journal Envisioning the K-Graduate Education Paradigm
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ISJ October 2019: International Education and Capitalism.


Conrad Hughes

International education remains a slippery signifier with more than one potential meaning attached to it. There is enough literature to remind us of the difficulty in establishing one overarching definition (Hill, 2012; Hayden & Thompson, 2013; Bunnell, 2014) and I will not spend more ink on that other than to say that definitions essentially span a distance between mission and operation: institutions singing the praises of diversity, education for peace and respect for others on the one hand – and private, expensive, expatriate elitist schools with little connection to the host nation creating third culture kids on the other.