This pioneering book has been written by 23 Chinese and 21 Western authors, most of whom are teachers. It is concerned with comparative (Chinese and Western) education, including global learning, and demonstrates the considerable benefits of teacher collaboration at an international level.
The book covers topics such as curriculum planning, including continuity and progression, curriculum content, teaching and learning processes, assessment and quality assurance.
Emphasis is placed on the key role of leadership and on the need to provide opportunities for teachers to be creative and to co-operate in global schools which are learning organisations for staff as well as their students.
Two other key themes are the advantages of co-operation between teachers and the important role of central organisations in promoting quality education.
An important aim of the book is to provide a catalyst for school based and inter school continuous professional development. It is also a useful focus for students engaged in initial teacher training.