Thank you for taking part in this important global survey to gain understanding of the status quo in school-based cross-cultural transitions care. Sea Change Mentoring and Globally Grounded have partnered together to conduct an independent research project that aims to improve international schools' understanding of the transitions-support practices, challenges and opportunities their community faces. In particular we are investigating international schools with a percentage, big or small, of foreign students enrolled. With the goal to provide international schools with accurate and up-to-date information to improve and inform support for staff, students and parents, data will be collected through this online survey by reaching out to schools directly and by asking associations and other professional groups to distribute the survey.
 
The content of the survey includes multiple choice, Likert scale and open-ended questions about the state of transitions support in your school. We ask you to answer truthfully and to the best of your ability. Survey results will be described in a published report which will be publicly available so that international schools can provide improved and informed support to their staff, students and parents. Data will also be used to support the researchers' professional development work with international schools. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
 
Declaration of Data Protection and Privacy in this Study:

Each person working with this study is subject to legal provisions according to US data protection laws requiring strict confidentiality. Only employees and contractors of Sea Change Mentoring and Globally Grounded will see your responses to this survey and your name will not be connected to your responses. Data from this study will be analysed solely in the context of reviewed and confirmed research objectives. 

PLEASE HAVE ONLY ONE MEMBER OF YOUR SCHOOL COMPLETE THIS SURVEY

In case of any questions concerning data protection and privacy or about the survey in general, please don't hesitate to contact us: jbarron@globallygrounded.com

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* 1. In accordance with GDPR compliance, I give my consent to the following points:

1) I have read and understand the given information on the purpose, content and procedure of this research project and agree to participate in it.

2) I am aware that all members of the research project team must follow strict confidentiality and data protection laws.

3) My participation in this research project is voluntary and I may discontinue participating anytime.

4) I will not be able to access my responses to alter them once each of my survey pages have been submitted.

5) The risks associated with participation in this research project are minimal.

6) Data collected from this survey may be saved on electronic data storage devices without the mention of my name or contact data and used for statistical analysis.

7) I will not be asked for my name or contact information as part of this survey. I will have the option to provide my name and contact details if I would like to see results of the survey once the research project is completed. This information, however, will not be linked to my survey responses. 

8) Survey results will be described in a published report which will be publicly available so that international schools can provide improved and informed support to their staff, students and parents. Data will also be used to support the researchers' professional development work with international schools.

9) The data are being collected using Survey Monkey. I may access their Privacy Policy and Security Statement for more information.

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* 2. I am completing this survey as an employee of an international school, defined here as "independent of any national system of education, and that offers a curriculum which is different from that in the host country."
Ref: BLACK, D., & ARMSTRONG, P. (1995). Some aspects of staff development in international schools. p.27.

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