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ERIC Number: EJ1023663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Making a Point of Difference: The Glocalised Ecology of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australian Schools
Doherty, Catherine
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v11 n3 p379-397 2013
The International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) is an independent, globally available curriculum currently enjoying rapid uptake in government systems as an alternative curriculum. This paper explores the logic of its consumption in three case study schools across different states of Australia, and the relational "points of difference" it creates in each local context and its curricular market. The analysis uses a typology of goods to describe the nature and dynamics of the IBD's glocalised ecology in each site. The conclusion argues that the success of the IBD as a curricular alternative risks eroding its appeal as a positional good.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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