Further Reading and Resources


  1. Globally Grounded by Jane Barron/ Roots with Boots by Valérie Besanceney

  2. Reading recommendations:

    1. Safe Passage: How mobility affects people & what international schools should do about it by Douglas W. Ota (2014)

    2. Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds by David C. Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken, and Michael V. Pollock (2017)

    3. Life is in the Transitions by Bruce Feiler (2020)

    4. Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School by Danau Tanu (2020)

  3. For resources, please visit: https://www.spanschools.org/resources

  4. For PD opportunities, please visit: https://www.spanschools.org/training-courses

Books can be purchased at https://www.rootswithboots.com/books


Hattie, J. (2018). Hattie Ranking: 195 Influences and Effect Sizes Related to Student Achievement, URL: https://visible-learning.org/hattie-ranking-influences-effect-sizes-learning-achievement/

Higgins, A. & Witford, A. (2018). Wellbeing in International Schools: The 2018 Report, ISC Research/ Cardiff University

ISC Research (2023) Why More International Schools Keep Opening, URL: https://iscresearch.com/reports/why-more-schools-keep-opening/

Mahoney, E. & Barron, J. (2020: Surveying the Landscape: Common Practices, Challenges and Opportunities in International School Transitions-Care, URL: https://globallygrounded.com/transitions-care-research/

McCrindle, M. (2022) Gen Z - The Complete Guide, URL: https://mccrindle.com.au/article/topic/generation-z/gen-z-the-complete-guide/

Ota, Douglas W. (2014). Safe Passage: How mobility affects people and what international schools should do about it. Great Britain: Summertime Publishing.

Pollock, David C., Van Reken, Ruth E., and Pollock, Michael V. (2017). Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds. Boston: Nicholas Brealey Yarmouth.

Risch, R.P. (2008) On the Move: Transition Programs in International Schools, Bethlehem PA: Lehigh University

Schaetti, B. (1996) Transition Programming in International Schools: An Emergent Mandate, InterED, Association for the Advancement of International Education, URL: https://transitiondynamics.wordpress.com/resources-and-products/articles-and- publications/transition-programming-in-international-schools/

Siegel, D. (2023). Mindsight Institute Newsletter, Feb 8, 2023

Relevant Articles

6 Steps Towards Being a Successful Stayer in an International School by Jane Barron, ONLINE access: https://globallygrounded.com/2017/02/28/6-steps-towards-being-a-successful-stayer-in-an-international-school/. Originally published in Vol. 31 No. 3 February 2017 The International Educator

What I Wish My (International School) Teacher Knew About Me by Jane Barron, ONLINE access: https://globallygrounded.com/2017/01/23/what-i-wish-my-teacher-knew-about-me/ Originally published in International School Magazine, Volume 19, Issue 2, 2017 (pg. 61)

Five Ways to Embed Transitions-Care within and Between Schools, ONLINE access: https://www.cois.org/about-cis/perspectives-blog/blog-post/~board/perspectives-blog/post/five-ways-to-embed-transitions-care-within-and-between-schools

Mind the Divide by Catalina Gardescu, ONLINE access: https://www.spanschools.org/post/mind-the-divide

Top Ten Ways to Help Your Staying Students by Valérie Besanceney, ONLINE access: https://internationalschoolcommunity.com/blog/?s=Valerie+Besanceney

Top Ten Ways to Help Your Students Say Goodbye by Valérie Besanceney, ONLINE access:


Top Ten Ways to Help New Students Transitions at Your International School by Valérie Besanceney, ONLINE access:


Top 12 Tips for Parents (in English/Korean/Mandarin/Japanese), ONLINE access: https://www.rootswithboots.com/resources

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