Chapter 2

Educational Settings

The central purposes of international education are introduced and discussed. These are: developing citizens of the world in relation to culture, language and the capacity to live among people of other nations; building and reinforcing a sense of identity and cultural awareness; fostering recognition and development of universal human values; stimulating curiosity and inquiry in order to develop a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning; equipping students with the skills to learn and acquire knowledge, individually or collaboratively; and providing an international context for responding to local requirements and interests. The Brazilian and English educational scenarios are presented and analysed.

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