Philip Armstrong

Educator

Philip Armstrong has been Director at Thuringia International School in Weimar, Germany since 2013. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools and serves the globally-mobile and internationally-minded community in the local region, offering the programs of the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

Philip Armstrong has worked as an educator and an educational leader for more than two decades, including periods at Yokohama International School in Japan, Munich International School in Germany, Zurich International School in Switzerland, Hiroshima International School in Japan, Vienna International School in Austria, the International School of Ulm/Neu Ulm in Germany, and Tianjin Rego International School in China. He holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Exeter and a Master of Arts degree in educational leadership from the University of Bath. In addition to leadership he has also taught most subjects to students in grades 1-8 and music and ToK at IB level.

CIS accreditation

Philip Armstrong has been involved extensively in chairing Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation team visits to schools. He has made a particular focus on supporting international schools in this way in East and Southern Africa.

Education and Philosophy

Philip Armstrong has combined his work in education with his interest in analytic philosophy. His article 'A Model-Theoretic Analysis of the Characteristics that Differentiate Pluralism from Populism in a Democratic Context' examines the role of an international school in modern society in the context of a comparative analysis of the deontic logic of tolerance and respect which is associated with Social Pluralism and the deontic logic of disaffection and resentment which is associated with Populism.