For most of us the mention of Afghanistan will conjure up images of conflict, terrorism and suffering – a land that has become a no-go zone for those able to leave or observing from a distance. In a series of articles, Elly Tobin looks beyond the war-torn Afghanistan; seeing the people, the challenges they face and country they love.
Sarah Curran is a primary school teacher from Rhigos in South Wales. This summer she moved to Vietnam with her family to begin teaching at The British International School in Ho Chi Minh City in September. Writing about her new experience of living and teaching overseas, Sarah reminds us of the thrill such a venture can provide.
For the last fifteen years, Alison Mollel has been teaching EAL in international schools in Germany, Thailand, China and now Tanzania. She is currently at the International School Moshi – Arusha Campus. Her husband is also a teacher but is currently investing his time and energy into his safari company.
Teaching overseas, particularly for the first-timer, is a thrilling prospect that can also be a little daunting. A myriad of new cultural experiences await as one leaves the safe home port and ventures forth to a new country, new home and new school. “Teaching Overseas: An Insider’s Perspective”, by, Kent M. Blakeney, is packed with information that will help alleviate any lingering anxieties and is a very entertaining read. Tony Richards reviews this new publication.
ITM Vol. 1, #7, Summer 2015
Our last edition of the Northern Hemisphere school year reflects the fact that it’s time to go travelling, so this month, there’s an emphasis on play. After a hard working year we’d like to wish everyone associated with International Education, happy holidays and a safe journey. Now read on!
Andy Homden first met Nicky Quekett in 2007 when, at the age of 88, she flew from Perth in Western Australia to Bangkok, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bangkok Patana School, where she had been principal in the 1960s. Nicky belongs to what has been described as the Greatest Generation: the people who grew up during the great depression, joined the armed forces during the second world war and raised their families in the tough, yet hopeful period of post-war reconstruction.