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Arvind Kuril

Head of Department, OBEROI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL,MUMBAI

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What is the real meaning of International Education?

Everyone talks about Internationalism. What does it real mean? There are so many words to define and explain but real education at International level could not be defined.
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    Mar 22 2012: It really has to mean two things, and they are inter-related:
    1. Understanding enough about another culture to see why people love it and to be able to love it a little yourself. If we are ever to move past our narrow historical provincialism, and collaborate on larger projects like the exploration and colonization of space, we must be able to put ourselves in each other's shoes.

    2. Seeing that our good is tangled up with their good, so that helping each other becomes more important than war and other zero-sum competitions.
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      Mar 24 2012: Hi Erik,
      It's real compact definition. Thanks
  • Mar 28 2012: I think international education is really about making students think from a global perspective and create solutions to problems that will benefit all members of society. International education also connects people from different socities with different beliefs into one global village, giving students an understanding of cultural differences and letting them embrace their differences.

    It is because of these purposes that I am considering doing the IB program in years 11 and 12 at a different school.