It seems that anyone with a background in the Amsterdam education system does not understand the above quote. The Amsterdam education system still has a strong British feel which has not changed in the last 10 years.
The same curricula are still in use, the same methods many call primitive. However, the attitude of the parents changed. You can also give the best education to your kids in the middle years (ages 11-14) an international school.
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Nowadays, parents are aware of the orthodox methods used in most schools in Amsterdam. We see many parents choosing international schools in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam International Schools follow and implement internationally recognized curricula, such as international examinations at Cambridge or international undergraduate degrees.
They are primarily aimed at children of diplomats who move geographically on business trips to different countries to provide them with the same curriculum anywhere in the world.
Now, however, this is not seen as a strength of these children as parents with different professional backgrounds prefer it for their children.
The reason for the growing popularity of international schools in India is the global curriculum, which is taught with a special focus on skills and knowledge. Instead of testing their speed and memory.
The aim of the curriculum is to make children universal, not bookworms adept enough to face real-world challenges. Plus, they've managed to keep the Amsterdam ethos alive.
They follow a simple ideology: "Every child is special" and should be given sufficient space to grow and develop their cognitive skills, which will help them make achievements on the world stage.