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Title: Methods of measuring the added-value that SABIS® offers to its students
Author: Papafakli, Paraskevi
ISNI:       0000 0004 2733 3876
Awarding Body: Middlesex University
Current Institution: Middlesex University
Date of Award: 2008
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In this project the added value in education is investigated in two components: the academic and the social added value. By using the case study method I have attempted to define the different aspects of the added value and via interviews, questionnaires, school data and statistical analysis to measure them. During the period 1 was working on my thesis I faced major challenges: demanding workload combined with my family as well as personal challenge to stay unbiased and arrive to objective conclusions. If I was successful or not will be certainly judged by the educational community to which this work is donated. The whole study shows that SABIS® and especially ISF (Internationale Schule Frankfurt-Rhein-Main) offer to the students added value in sciences, in discipline, in team building, in the quick integration to the international environment. The languages are the important weapon of every International School. Each from our graduates speaks at least three languages which opens the doors to an international career and to various Universities. The individual fostering to students and the continuous monitoring of their academic results is to be commended as a positive aspect of the system. The margin for improvement is also important: the policy makers of that system must review the materials, the method of instruction and the financial reward of the staff in order to achieve not only the successful continuity of the network but mainly to become leaders on the quality international education market. I found it necessary to include some suggestions for the improvement of the SABIS® system but also my thoughts about the education in general as my main goal is to contribute to the upgrade of the education worldwide and provoke other colleagues to work further in that direction.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Prof.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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