By Mary Hayden
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It is of course true that within schools in national systems a parent may teach his/her own child. qxd 8/5/2006 5:12 PM Page 31 International Schools and Parents 31 residential schools nationally it may also be that children live with parents in school accommodation. It is almost certainly the case, however, that international schools provide a higher incidence than any other school context of both parents teaching in a school also attended by their children. Further research into this under-explored area would almost certainly be of interest both to the parents themselves and to the schools that employ them.
2002: 39) Again, the different cultural backgrounds of parents may mean that their demands (with respect to, for example, the amount of homework seen) are inconsistent and thus difficult to satisfy. International schools may come into conflict with demanding parents. Some, as recommended by Ezra (2003: 141), provide counselling and other forms of parental support: indeed many have taken upon themselves more roles and responsibilities than would ever be considered reasonable to expect of a school in a national system, in terms of support for the wider family as well as for the child.
I’ve enjoyed all my moves … I’ve met people I’d never have met and done things I’d never have done’ (Gordon and Jones, undated: 32)). Many manage to cope by accepting that there will be negative as well as positive aspects of the experience, as recounted in Keenan’s entertaining stories of life as the wife of an ambassador: ‘When I read the section (of a report on a new posting) on “Opportunities for Wives” and found the usual exhilarating list (bridge, amateur dramatics, Scottish dancing, madrigal singing etc) I was plunged into gloom’ (2005: 201), as opposed to her overall very positive reflection at the prospect of retirement: ‘For most of our travelling lives I have been vaguely looking forward to [her husband’s] retirement.
Introduction to International Education: International Schools and their Communities by Mary Hayden