Learning from international links between schools: an overview of what works

Education Development Trust

Keen to learn how best to foster global awareness, Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT) embarked upon a research study with schools in the UK, India and Kenya, to look at the impact and educational benefit of school links for teachers and pupils.

The study collected data via a literature review and through a series of in-depth interviews with students and teachers in 21 UK schools and nine schools across India and Kenya. A range of schools were selected to participate, including a mix of primary and secondary in both the UK and overseas, and those who were at varying stages of link programmes. These interviews were supplemented by an online questionnaire.