International education: a view on what it means for developed and developing countries

International education: a view on what it means for developed and developing countries

Internationally-focused education is rising up the agenda of governments worldwide. But "international education means different things in different contexts," says James Tooley, Professor of Education Policy at University of Newcastle, who is also Co-Founder and Chairman of multiple chains of schools in Ghana, Sierra Leone and India.

Countries want to compare themselves in terms of education on the international stage and I think they are measuring the wrong thing."

Professor James Tooley, University of Newcastle

"To me, international education means equipping people – wherever they are, whatever their background – to be full members of international, interconnected, interdependent world."

"Countries want to compare themselves in terms of education on the international stage and I think they are measuring the wrong thing." says Professor Tooley.

Watch the video to learn about the different meanings of international education in developed and developing countries and the role it plays in equipping young people with the skills for the international world.

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