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ERIC Number: EJ969975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Widening Participation to an IB Education
Finkel, Ed
District Administration, v48 n4 p44-48 Apr 2012
The global economy demands globally educated workers and citizens. About 1,300 schools in the United States--and a total of about 3,200 in 141 countries worldwide--have turned to the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum as their ticket to educating students who are worldly-wise. But only 25 or 30 percent of students in IB World Schools are taking the program. According to Jeffrey Beard, director-general of the IB, the diploma program is not for all. In September, however, IB will add a fourth curricular option aimed at those who do not feel academically prepared to enter the diploma program and do not necessarily plan to attend a four-year college. This article discusses the new IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC) program that will pair academic rigor and international focus with technical training for juniors and seniors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States