Over the last few years, India has seen a steady increase in both demand and supply for international schools, particularly in the academic year 2023-24 compared to 2022-23. Due to the changing landscape of government policies, educational engagements and prioritising quality education, the prospects look excellent for international schools in India.
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As of January 2024, ISC Research data recorded a total of 14,010 English-medium international schools around the world enrolling 6.9 million students between 3 and 18 and employing 664,645 teaching staff. The sector continues to grow as parents seek educational choices for their children that guarantee quality and put students on a path to a global future.
International schools are witnessing an unprecedented demand for teachers, a trend expected to continue into the coming decade. ISC Research has published a new specialist report looking at the recruitment and retention of teachers within international schools around the world.
Today, international schools are a familiar presence in numerous cities around the world. As of July 2023, ISC Research data recorded a total of 13,614 English-Medium international schools around the world enrolling close to 7 million students and employing 649,960 teaching staff. The sector continues to demonstrate resilience, generating over $58 billion USD, a growth of 18% in the last five years.
What practical solutions are there to help international schools open up about student voice? We spoke to Joel Jr Llaban and Matthew Savage in our recent webinar, who shared some practical advice and insights on recent research findings into student voice.
Do students feel that their voice is valued? Are international schools listening to student voice to inform change? Recent research by ISC Research delved into this subject, surveying students and alumni to gather their thoughts alongside a separate survey to educators and administrators.
Many international schools are facing recruitment challenges this year as the incoming teaching pool remains low and teachers within the sector have more choices due to the expanding market.
January 2023 data released by ISC Research shows that 6.5 million children between the ages of 3 and 18 are currently enrolled at international schools around the world: a 53% growth in the market since 2013.
The results of a survey conducted with international schools by ISC Research in November (2022) suggest that students from an early age are now considering alternative pathways but university offerings remain a significant choice. The results of the survey, and what this looks like at school level, are addressed by college counsellors from Indonesia, Bulgaria and China in our latest Heads Up episode.
Are international school students considering different pathways and taking alternative routes towards their future goals when they leave school at age 16 or 18? Latest research will be discussed at a webinar in December with career guidance and college counsellors at international schools.
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