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Horn, Shane; Veermans, Koen – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
In this study, tasks measuring digital media literacy developed by Stanford University were administered at a school in Finland to consider the efficacy and transfer of critical thinking (CT) skills of a 'pre-IB' cohort preparing to enter the two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and a graduating 'IB2' cohort. While the IB2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Transfer of Training
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Jingqi, Mo; Ulmet, Tom – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
This article is a condensed translation from Chinese of the original PhD thesis by Dr Mo Jingqi and illustrates how international accreditation was introduced in China during a time of rapid government structural change. The article is valuable from three perspectives: first, it provides a rare insight into the means for introducing change in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, Accreditation (Institutions), Social Change
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Lillo, Sarah R. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The study described in this article highlights the complexity of service-learning efforts and community engagement pursuits. It is based on 6.5 months of qualitative fieldwork in International Baccalaureate international schools in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The article unpacks the understandings and skills involved in service-learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Advanced Placement Programs, International Education
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Dillon, Anna; Ali, Tabassim – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The term 'Third Culture Kid' (TCK) is commonly used to denote children living in a host culture other than their passport culture during their developmental years. However, its meaning in relation to other terminology referring to a similar concept is a source of interest for many stakeholders. This paper opens up opportunities for further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Immigrants, Foreign Nationals
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Poole, Adam – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to extend Bunnell's (2016) thesis that international education teachers (IETs) are forming a 'global educational precariat'. The paper draws upon interview data from a larger study of international teachers in two international schools in Shanghai, China. In order to substantiate and develop Bunnell's thesis, narrative…
Descriptors: International Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Poonoosamy, Mico – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
This paper uses part of the data from a larger qualitative inquiry in two International Baccalaureate schools, one in Australia and one in an Indian Ocean Island Nation (a pseudonym), to identify the factors and forces that contribute to the sense of self and understanding of and engagement with the notion of international mindedness in two 'third…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Dickson, Anisah; Perry, Laura B.; Ledger, Susan – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes are growing rapidly worldwide, driven in part by their global reputation and concept-driven, inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. This thematic review of a range of literature sources examines the impact of IB programmes on teaching and learning, highlighting trends, challenges, and benefits.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Stress Variables, Creative Teaching, Reputation
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Forrest, Sandra – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
This study aimed to involve International Baccalaureate (IB) teachers in formative assessment and summative evaluation of a continuing professional development (CPD) programme designed to facilitate a student-centred, process-focused approach in which the 'Approaches to Learning' (ATL) element of the IB curriculum takes a central role. Given its…
Descriptors: International Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Summative Evaluation, Faculty Development
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Bailey, Lucy; Cooker, Lucy – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
This article is a study of one aspect of the character education offered by schools following the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate -- students' pro-social development. Set against a background in which the development of inter-personal qualities is being marginalised by conservative governments across many national systems of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Values Education, Prosocial Behavior, Interpersonal Competence
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Rhein, Douglas – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
Historically, much of the research on acculturation and adjustment was conducted on migrant and refugee populations. The start of the twenty first century has seen a surprising surge in a new immigrant class, mobile students, their characteristics differing from the social, political and economic refugees of the twentieth century. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Student Adjustment
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Hacking, Elisabeth Barratt; Blackmore, Chloe; Bullock, Kate; Bunnell, Tristan; Donnelly, Michael; Martin, Susan – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
International Mindedness is an overarching construct related to multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement (Hill, 2012). The concept is central to the International Baccalaureate (IB) and sits at the heart of its education policies and programmes. The aim of this research study was to examine systematically how schools…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Advanced Placement Programs, Multilingualism, Cultural Awareness
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Sanders, Justin; Ishikura, Yukiko – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
In 2011, the Japanese government, in partnership with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization, embarked on an ambitious agenda of increasing the number of schools offering the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Japan. One of the biggest challenges in this initiative is improving the recognition of the IB Diploma as an acceptable and sought…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Change, College Admission, State Universities
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Gardner-McTaggart, Alexander – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
This article presents original research into International Baccalaureate international schools' directors in Western Europe, based on multiphase contact with six director participants over two years and employing an aspect of critical-phenomenology. Successful leadership in this context responds to market demands with a commodification of Anglo…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, International Schools, Administrators
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Yang, Guang; Badri, Masood; Al Rashedi, Asma; Almazroui, Karima – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
The employment of expatriate teachers is explored here through the perspective of their organisational commitment. Drawing on the results of a public school teacher survey conducted in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2014, this study used a multilevel framework to investigate the effects of teacher characteristics, school environment, and district…
Descriptors: Foreign Nationals, Public School Teachers, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Foreign Countries
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Parish, Karen – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
This article takes a 'vertical' comparative case study approach to the study of the human rights logic of the International Baccalaureate. It explores how the global human rights logic is experienced and adhered to by students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in one state school in Poland. As part of a larger study the…
Descriptors: International Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis
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