Posts Tagged "national schooling"

Using the National Schools, Part 3

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The following is the third and final excerpt from an article in Fitted Pieces by SHARE. The panel focuses on national schools as an educational option. It includes Cynthia Storrs (a teacher and parent whose children attended national schools and who holds a master’s degree in TESL from Sheffield University in England), Matt Neigh (who grew up in Austria and attended national schools) and Janet Blomberg (who provides educational help to families preparing for work overseas or already serving overseas). What do you think it takes from both parents and children to have a successful national...

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Using the National Schools, Part 2

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

The following is a second excerpt from an article in Fitted Pieces by SHARE. The panel focuses on national schools as an educational option for expatriate families. It includes Cynthia Storrs (a teacher and parent whose children attended national schools and who holds a master’s degree in TESL from Sheffield University in England), Matt Neigh (who grew up in Austria and attended national schools) and Janet Blomberg (who provides educational help to families preparing for work overseas or already serving overseas). What factors do you think parents should consider in deciding whether or not...

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Using the National Schools Successfully, Part 1

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The following is from an article in Fitted Pieces by SHARE. The panel focuses on national schools as an educational option for expatriate families. It includes Cynthia Storrs (a teacher and parent whose children attended national schools and who holds a master’s degree in TESL from Sheffield University in England), Matt Neigh (who grew up in Austria and attended national schools) and Janet Blomberg (who provides educational help to families preparing for work overseas or already serving overseas). What do you think parents don’t understand or underestimate about using the national schools?...

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5 Issues to Consider when Choosing a National School

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Nancy Elwood is the co-founder of PACE, and serves as executive director of SHARE, where she leads a staff of education consultants serving throughout Europe and Eurasia. Nancy and her husband Mike live in Budapest, Hungary, and have two adult sons. She enjoys opening her home to guests and playing “Words with Friends.” This year, she and her husband celebrate 30 years of ministry in Europe. In choosing a national school for your child, a number of issues need to be considered. Some of these are listed below. Determine Your Long-Term Goals (What questions do we need to ask?) What are our...

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Spelling Challenges Unique to TCKs in National School

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Blog | 5 comments

We’re quickly approaching the time of year in which parents are thinking ahead to the next school year. For the parents we serve, this may mean again considering several different options for educating their children: home schooling, international schools, or national schools. A recent article on the blog Education Cafe concerned evaluating the national school option. Usually, the issues related to national schooling have to do with linguistics: speaking, understanding, writing, and reading. Education consultants are often asked about difficulties with spelling when children are in...

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