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ERIC Number: ED112732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 76
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Experimental Period of the International Baccalaureate: Objectives and Results.
Renaud, Gerard
Although the International Baccalaureate experiment has basically much in common with other secondary terminal or university entrance examinations, described as traditional, it attempts to seek a solution to the problem of mobile or foregin students and for its various new approaches to the question of assessment. The project is an action-research experiment and therefore will continue to be of interest to students of innovation generally. The initial objectives of IBO were particularly directed to meeting the needs of specifically international schools whatever their focus, but at the same time there was a growing awareness of the potential value of this "education laboratory," with its international perspective, to any country interested in the development of curriculum and examinations. Taking into account the experimental period, IBO now hopes to broaden courses so as to offer not only first-class academic orientation, as at present, but also to open up the way to different types of postsecondary vocational training; to include adult education and possibly lower age groups at the secondary level; and to decentralize IB services. (Author/KE)
UNESCO Press, Place de Fontenoy, 75 700 Paris, France ($2.65)
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Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).