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Doherty, Catherine – Critical Studies in Education, 2012
This paper explores two of the tensions Tarc identifies in the history of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: firstly, between its design for meritocratic competition and its internationalist vision and, secondly, between the IB as a global commodity and its localised interpretations. Using data from three case studies of Australian…
Descriptors: Educational History, Competition, Local Government, Foreign Countries
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Doherty, Catherine; Shield, Paul – Curriculum Inquiry, 2012
School-level strategy enabled by neoliberal choice policies can produce internal curricular markets whereby branded curricula such as the International Baccalaureate are offered alongside the local government curriculum in the same school. This project investigated how such curricular markets operating in Australian schools impacted on teachers'…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Teachers
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Doherty, Catherine; Mu, Li; Shield, Paul – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2009
This paper reports on a study of students choosing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma over state-based curricula in Australian schools. The IB Diploma was initially designed as a matriculation certificate to facilitate international mobility. While first envisaged as a lifestyle agenda for cultural elites, such mobility is now widespread…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Focus Groups, Labor Force Development, Foreign Countries