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Welcome to Africa!

My name is Dr Peter Bateman, the Executive Director of The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).

Africa is the world’s second-largest continent with 54 countries and over 2,000 spoken languages reflecting the vast ethnic, cultural and geographic diversity of this beautiful region. With international schools from Morocco to Mozambique, you can find yourself teaching in a bustling coastal city or amid the savannahs in East and Central Africa. If you’ve dreamed of visiting renown landmarks, experiencing the magic of wildlife, enjoying the diversity of food and culture or a genuine warm welcome, we invite you to come join us in Africa.
For over five decades, the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), has been developing and delivering strategic programmes supporting professional growth, good governance, strategic thinking and wellbeing in our member schools across the continent.

Our member schools vary greatly. While all teach in English – a prerequisite – some are large with over 1000 students, while others have less than 100 students in the entire school. They may be non-profit or proprietary, religiously affiliated, or not. Curricula also vary, with the American, British, IB or some combination of the three being offered by our member schools. Whatever the size or affiliation, we provide a forum for educators to connect with and learn from each other.

AISA ensures that school leaders, educators and co-professionals are always learning and growing, thereby creating a productive school environment within which fresh, new ideas and practices can inspire students to focus, flourish and fully prepare to become global citizens.

Peter Bateman
Executive Director

International School News from Africa

Breaking the System Through our Collective Stories on 04-Aug-21
South Africa

Sharing personal narratives raises awareness of the challenges many educators face and empowers us all to help each other do better.

Following the Silver Linings of a Pandemic into a New Version of School on 22-Jun-21

21 years into the 21st century, we still are having discussions about how to teach 21st-century skills and dispositions. Among educators who are ready to explore the ideas of creativity, passion, identity, collaboration, and self-directed learning a new version of school can emerge.

Taking Restorative Action on 08-Jun-21

When covid hit and Alistair Goold's family underwent a major life transition, he turned the focus inwards and sought to find out if the restorative methodologies he employed in the classroom could be helpful in restoring relationships on the homefront.

Prototyping During the Pandemic: The PLA on 08-Jun-21

At Lincoln Community School, elementary school teachers and leaders learned from their emergency online experience that there might be a more effective way to provide a student-centered approach to online learning.

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Vickie Swann on 01-Jul-19

Editor Meadow Hilley talks with Vicki Swan, a Middle School Principal in Panama City, Panama. Before moving into a leadership role, Vickie taught middle school science for 10 years. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, her previous appointments brought her to Hungary and Vietnam.

Mohammad Saleh on 28-Jul-19

Editor Meadow Hilley talks with Mohammad Saleh, who teaches IBDP Biology and Chemistry in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has also taught in Lebanon, where he’s originally from. Mohammad began his international teaching career in Jeddah seven years ago.

Shannon Keane on 28-Jul-19

Editor Meadow Hilley talks with Shannon Keane, a Grade 2 Teacher, Team Leader, and Social Studies Subject Leader K–5. Currently working in Brazil, Shannon’s previous position brought her to Qatar. She has been in international education for eight years.
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