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International Perspectives 

We are citizens of a global world. In other countries, educators are experiencing many of the same issues that we face in American schools. Their solutions and insight can be helpful, as our queries are similar. Want to collaborate with classrooms, schools, or universities in another country? 

BBC- Maintains a website to report education news of UK.  Find out more about the BBC

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is an international comparative study of the reading literacy of young students. PIRLS studies the reading achievement and reading behaviors and attitudes of fourth-grade students in the United States and students in the equivalent of fourth grade in other participating countries.

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) works with schools throughout England, and in 36 countries across the world, to raise achievement for all students (3-19 years.) See the results of an investigation into The Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project: Developing meaningful pathways to personalized learning.  

The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provides reliable and timely data on the mathematics and science achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of students in other countries. TIMSS data have been collected in 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2007. The TIMSS International Data Explorer (IDE) is now available for users to create their own tables and charts, and perform statistical tests with data from TIMSS 2007. The TIMSS IDE is modeled after the NAEP Data Explorer and functions the same way. Data from earlier rounds of TIMSS will be added in the near future.

Study Tours 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government designed to increase mutual understanding of the people of the United States and people of other countries.

iNet's study tours are an opportunity for teachers and head teachers to:

  • Visit leading schools in different countries to discover new practices and share experiences
  • Learn about another country's culture and education system 
  • Form school partnerships in order to offer your students and staff a variety of international activities.
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