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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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Pletser, Jayne – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
This small-scale study was carried out in the elementary department of an international school considered successful in removing barriers to learning for a wide diversity of learners. A qualitative approach sought to gather data in order to understand the organisational context through a case study of how the school had removed barriers to…
Descriptors: International Schools, Barriers, Inclusion, School Administration
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Machin, Denry – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
Whereas growth in international school numbers is widely reported, less attention has been given to how these schools have developed as organisations. Drawing on organisational life-cycle models (Greiner, 1972) and the work of DiMaggio and Powell (1983), this paper addresses that gap. As international schools grow individually, and as the field…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Development, Organizational Development, Entrepreneurship
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Bunnell, Tristan – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The concept and theory of 'international-mindedness' has been much discussed and debated in recent years. The conceptualising of the character of 'international-mindedness' as practised by schools has begun to attract some scholarly attention, but one especially under-theorised aspect involves the often-derided 'Several Fs', or sometimes 'Five Fs'…
Descriptors: Role, International Schools, Credibility, Cultural Awareness
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Bailey, Lucy; Cooker, Lucy – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
This paper explores the identity of teachers in international schools who are embarking on postgraduate studies in education. Based on semi-structured interviews with 20 teachers starting an international qualification, it establishes key aspects of their identity and notes that they feel distinct from teaching professionals in their passport…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, International Schools, Teacher Education, Foreign Workers
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Dulfer, Nicky – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
There is now widespread acceptance of the importance of differentiated instruction in today's classrooms. However, much of the research regarding differentiated instruction takes place in primary and middle years environments, with very little focussed on the senior secondary years. This article explores differentiated instruction practices in…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Advanced Placement Programs, High Stakes Tests, Foreign Countries
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Bergeron, Liz; Rogers, Leslie – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
As a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students participate in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course. This research used a mixed methods design to investigate the perspective of TOK teachers in IB schools worldwide. To address the research questions, quantitative survey data were analyzed from 1,534 participants,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Critical Thinking, Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes
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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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