Rise in Chinese global schools
new report from British research firm ISC Research has highlighted the growth
of ‘an international style of education’ in China, and the steep rise in
Chinese children joining immigrant communities in the new schools. Tier One
cities such as Shanghai and Beijing lead the march on international schools,
though smaller cities like Jiangsu and Zhejiang are starting to
appear on the map in recent years.
Private education expenditure has risen among
Chinese families, as a result of a growth in prosperity. A Chinese curriculum,
integrated with some international modules to prepare children for global
higher education is exactly what many parents desire, the report
explained.Private international schools have recently started to employ
in-house study abroad counsellors (similar to the US-based model), where the
counsellor is an individual advisor to a student and is responsible for
customised pathway of the student from/throughout school towards university.
This is paid for by schools and parents.