Assessing the International Dimension in Education in Schools in Wales: Phase ll

Robert Smith, Jane Nicholas, Martin Pollard, Stephen Thomas

01 September 2010

The International Dimension in Education is increasingly understood to be an important element in school education in Wales and beyond. It is linked to, and underpins the delivery of, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC), which has been a priority area of the Welsh Assembly Government’s education policy since 2004 and judged by Estyn as a key learning outcome to be assessed in school inspections from September 2010.

In conjunction with DCELLS, Welsh Local Authorities, Estyn, Cambridge Education and the OECD, NFER and CEWC-Cymru worked closely with the British Council on measuring the impact of the International Dimension in Education in schools in Wales, primarily through the development and trialling of a self-assessment tool and accompanying guidance material.

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