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The Changing Face of International Education: Challenges for the IB


Publisher: IBO Publishing ISBN-13: 9781906345419

Author: George Walker (editor)

Dimension: 22.7 x 15.1 cm

Format: Book

Language: English

Pages: 184 pages

Release date: February 16, 2011

Series: IB Professional Development

Year: 2011


Explore current and emerging trends in the principles and practice of international education, find out how they relate to innovative developments within the International Baccalaureate (IB) and discover how international education can respond to 21st century challenges in exciting ways. George Walker, former director general of the IB, describes how diversity, complexity, inequality and sustainability pose challenges to our globalized world, and he collects perspectives from expert contributors to demonstrate how international education—and the educators who are involved in it—can meet these challenges. With each chapter offering examples of the latest practice in IB classrooms and thought-provoking viewpoints on future directions, this book will enrich your professional understanding and development. An easy-to-read style A broad selection of vivid examples from real classrooms Discussion of the latest educational initiatives and findings Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction: Past, present and future - George Walker PART I: REFINING THE MESSAGE Chapter 2: Principled teaching and learning - Judith Fabian Chapter 3: Intercultural understanding - Nicholas Tate Chapter 4: Acquiring languages - Alex Horsley Chapter 5: Developing inquiries - Ann Hickey Chapter 6: Engaging with the community - Boyd Roberts PART II: SPREADING THE MESSAGE Chapter 7: Professional development - Helen Drennen Chapter 8: Working with governments - Ian Hill Chapter 9: Challenges to access - Judith Guy Chapter 10: Conclusion: Reflections and refractions - Malcolm McKenzie

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