A Case Study of a School Accreditation Journey. Focusing on How the School Community Cater to the Needs of Future-Orientated Twenty-First Century Learners


Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation, 2023

224 Pages, Grade: PASS


Abstract or Introduction

In the current literature, there is a lack of research information concerning the impact that the school accreditation process can have, including through the generated insights, and the potential transformational journeys, of a diverse group of stakeholders with a shared purpose. The Research Question of this study is: What is the impact of the NEASC accreditation process on meeting the needs of twenty-first-century students?

The research offers unique insights, via a case study, of an Indian International School undergoing joint accreditation (Council of International Schools, New England Association of International School, and International Baccalaureate).

As this was a case study, the sample size was 5. The researcher, as the school's Head of Design and Technology, and also a foreigner, remains close to the action of the participants, recording different insights of various stakeholders via anecdotal notes, regarding the effects and effectiveness of the accreditation process at the school.

The study's focus is on investigating reflections on participating in an international school's accreditation process. While previous research often concentrated on external stakeholders' perspectives, this study emphasizes the views of internal stakeholders within schools. Unlike studies focusing on enrolment and learning impacts, this research explores the narrative perspective of the benefits of international school accreditation.

Existing studies highlighted positive impacts on enrolment and mobility of programs, but the research community lacks an in-depth exploration of the narrative aspects of accreditation benefits. The researcher, being a stakeholder in the accreditation process, provides an internal perspective, addressing this gap in the literature.

Although researchers have examined international schools over time, a problem that has yet to be addressed regards the insufficient research detailing the benefits of international school accreditation from a narrative perspective. A gap therefore exists both in terms of lack of literature and the adoption of a narrative methodology to solve the problem. Insights from the examination of studies in the field convey that many researchers opt to adopt an external perspective to examine how accreditation processes impact international schools.

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Title
A Case Study of a School Accreditation Journey. Focusing on How the School Community Cater to the Needs of Future-Orientated Twenty-First Century Learners
Course
EDUCATION
Grade
PASS
Author
Year
2023
Pages
224
Catalog Number
V1431388
ISBN (eBook)
9783346983633
ISBN (Book)
9783346983640
Language
English
Keywords
SCHOOL ACCREDIATION, FUTURE DESIGN ORIENTATED THINKING, 21ST CENTURY LEARNING, NEASC accreditation process, International school accreditation benefits, Narrative exploration of accreditation impacts, Stakeholder perspectives in accreditation, Case study on school accreditation
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Dr Jonathan Kelly (Author), 2023, A Case Study of a School Accreditation Journey. Focusing on How the School Community Cater to the Needs of Future-Orientated Twenty-First Century Learners, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1431388

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