Posts by Camilla Cook

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In the UAE, the international community is represented by nearly 200 nationalities, according to the government portal fact sheet, and the Expat population equals almost 89% of the total population of the country: 8.92 million.  In Dubai, the Emirate with the largest population, the number of children in private and government schools is nearly 321,000…. Read more »

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Working abroad is a wonderful opportunity for both personal and professional growth because it’s an avenue to learn innovative learning styles, educational materials, and curricula. Furthermore, a survey on teacher recruitment reported that 59% of teachers cited travel, cultural exploration, and challenges as the primary motivating factors to work abroad. However, the same report also… Read more »

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Women are far from a minority in international school settings. In fact, according to a report published by the Council of International Schools, at 61% a firm majority of teachers are women. It’s surprising then (or at least it should be surprising) to see how hard things skew back towards men when looking at positions… Read more »

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Following on from our recent blog post about how to get an international teaching certificate, Teacher Horizons had a conversation with Colin Bell from the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) about the new iQTS (International Qualified Teacher Status) which enters its pilot stage next academic year. COBIS has had a close relationship with the… Read more »

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