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This Handbook analyzes the origins, contributions, and interpretations of international education. The authors identify approaches to research that will enhance our knowledge and understanding of the field, and extend and even redraw it, on the basis of the research evidence presented. Key features includes a historical overview of the ways in which the term "international education" has been interpreted; the theoretical interpretation of international education in its current context; international education in practice: exploration of the issues in terms of students, curricula, pedagogies, and organizing formal institutions; and conceptual challenges for international education in the future.

International Education as Developed by the International Baccalaureate Organization
International education as developed by the international baccalaureate organization

This chapter traces the development of international education as conceived and practised by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) since its foundation. The first section discusses the evolving nature of international education and the learning environments in which it takes place. This is followed by the idealistic, pedagogical and pragmatic reasons for the creation of the IB Diploma Programme during the 1960s as a service to international schools. The inculcation of humanitarian values was, and still is, a major objective of an IB education. International education in practice, as depicted by the IBO's Diploma Programme, Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Primary Years Programme (PYP), is outlined in the next ...

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