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ERIC Number: EJ845556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
International Education and IB Programmes: Worldwide Expansion and Potential Cultural Dissonance
Drake, Barry
Journal of Research in International Education, v3 n2 p189-205 2004
It has been suggested that the International Baccalaureate Organization could be expected to "influence" as many as 100 million people in the foreseeable future. This article focuses on some of the cultural dissonances that may be produced from attempts to "clone" on to non-Eurocentric models, educational systems and methodologies designed to accommodate cultural norms in another part of the world. Cultures are dynamic entities and a certain repositioning of defining characteristics may be regarded as an acceptable, even desirable, consequence of adopting IB programmes and methodologies. This article argues that such outcomes need to be the product of intentional design and not accidental by-products. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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