Characteristics that Define an Exceptional International School According to Stakeholder Perspectives. A Thai Case Study

Fahey, Matthew and van Rensburg, Henriette and Ganguly, Rahul (2021) Characteristics that Define an Exceptional International School According to Stakeholder Perspectives. A Thai Case Study. Journal of Research in International Education, 20 (3). pp. 242-262. ISSN 1475-2409


Abstract

Research in international schools has lagged behind the growth of such schools (Lee et al, 2012). This paper offers support to international school leaders by identifying the ten most important characteristics of international schools as reported by three significant stakeholder groups (administrators/teachers, parents and students) in one case study international school. An initial phase utilised a Delphi framework whereby interviews led to the identification of 68 separate items, ranging from school ethos to teachers’ credentials, which formed the basis of a follow-up questionnaire which was implemented following piloting. It was found that for 46 of the 68 items the three stakeholder groups were not statistically independent, sharing a common perspective on these items’ relative importance. Similarly, four items appeared in all three stakeholder groups’ top ten, while six items appeared in two out of three stakeholder groups’ top ten.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2022 04:58
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 01:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: excellence in schools; high quality schools; international schools; ranking schools; Thai international schools
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390306 Secondary education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160299 Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/14752409211060901
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45397

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