News, views and peer-reviewed educational research, summarised
EDDi is designed to keep you up-to-date with current research and best practice - with a heavy focus on international education.
Alongside opinion pieces, practical teaching advice and leadership guidance, we distill lengthy peer-reviewed and published academic articles (each article we read often running to 8,000 words), giving you the key highlights and takeaways.
What it takes us hours to digest each week, you can read in 20 minutes.
Collated and edited by a team of experienced international school leaders and university academic staff, EDDi gives you access to vital educational research an opinion.
Each edition of EDDi offers:
1. A carefully curated SELECTION of opinion pieces, practical advice and news.
2. An expert SUMMARY of 3-4 educational research papers. Our aim is less than 1,000 words per article. That’s a 5 minute read per article - and, you won’t be reading every article every week, just those which interest you.
We also publish ‘EDDi Extras’, occasional Special Editions (example here), thought-provoking opinion pieces (example here) and share interesting podcasts (listen here).
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
What are international schools?
We all know what a school is.
For better or worse, we all attended a school of some form.
As a visitor to this website you are probably more familiar with schools than most. You probably work in one, want to work in one, or have some other direct association with schooling.
Why then a whole section of 'The teacher's Guide' dedicated to defining international schools? Schools are schools, right?
Well, yes… and no.
As this section of the book explores, international schools are not easy to define.
They are varied in type, size, and scope. They are found in diverse locations and they offer different curricula. They exist for a multitude of reasons (some for historical reasons, some for practical reasons, and, more recently, some for profit) and often for very different purposes - international schools don’t even all share the same ideas about what an ‘international education’ actually is.
The book opens with a look at what you need to know about international schools:
what they are;
why they are growing in number;
why and how they are different to state schools; and
what curricula and educational philosophy you might find yourself following.