ISA was piloted in India in 2003 and today more than 1200 schools in India have been accredited. The range of schools participating in ISA varies from the well-resourced private schools to government schools from rural areas and schools for the less advantaged communities.
The International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for:
- nurturing global citizenship in young people
- enriching teaching and learning
ISA provides a framework for schools to develop an action plan and implement international activities throughout the year, and encourages schools to collaborate with overseas schools to create a rich learning experience for students through use of ICT, creative pedagogical practices and real context for learning.
- It has a positive impact on not just the students, but also the teachers and school in entirety.
- It is a leadership challenge and fosters teambuilding, innovation, and project management.