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Johns Hopkins Institute examines IB programme success within Chicago Public Schools

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy recently analyzed research about the successful implementation of the IB Diploma Programme in Chicago Public Schools. After reviewing the research, the institute’s director David Steiner and deputy director Ashley Berner call the results “striking” and “more rigorous than previous work on the IB effect.”

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PYP early years education promotes school readiness

In a study conducted by researchers at Deakin University, the learning processes and outcomes at four Early Years PYP schools were evaluated. The researchers examined student literacy rates and school readiness skills at two schools in Australia and two schools in Singapore.  Qualitative data was collected to evaluate the perspectives of teachers, students, and parents. Overall, the study […]

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Educating for global citizenship through the PYP exhibition

We interviewed Nicholas Palmer, a 2014 recipient of the Jeff Thompson Research Award for his study on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition and global citizenship education. He completed the research as part of a dissertation proposal for his graduate studies at the Charles Sturt University in Australia. Nick is currently the primary mathematics coordinator […]

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DP students achieve high enrollment and graduation rates at U.S. postsecondary institutions

With a global emphasis being placed on preparation for post-secondary education while students are in high school, new research suggests that IB Diploma Programme (DP) students (including both diploma earners and non-earners) are thriving in universities. Recent research by Dr. Liz Bergeron from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse indicates that DP candidates, including those who received a diploma […]

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Increasing access to the IB for low-income and minority students

Approximately 45% of children under the age of 18 in the United States are from low-income families. Furthermore, the percentage of children living in poverty appears to be on the rise1. With this growing number of low-income students, it is critical that US educational programs make targeted efforts to ensure that low-income students are provided with […]

De izquierda a derecha, estos son los cinco alumnos del PD con sus premios: Nick Eden (Nueva Zelanda): 2.° premio de Humanidades; Blanca Serrano (España): 1.er premio de Humanidades y viaje al Foro internacional de ciencia joven de Londres; Anna Townsend (Reino Unido): 2.° premio de Ciencias/Tecnología y viaje a la Semana internacional de investigación sobre flora y fauna de Suiza; Benedetta De Luigi (Italia): 3.er premio de Ciencias/Tecnología y viaje a la Feria internacional de ciencia e ingeniería de INTEL (la competencia internacional de ciencias de nivel preuniversitario más grande del mundo).

Prize-winning DP students at Young Researchers competition

Five Diploma Programme (DP) students from The International School of Stavanger recently entered the Young Norwegian Researchers Competition where each of them won prizes =– together they won more awards than any other school in Norway. Their bounty of winnings included trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (the world’s largest international pre-university science […]

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What are the impacts of learning in two languages?

How do International Baccalaureate (IB) students perform when learning in a second language? Which students pursue the bilingual diploma? How does their performance compare with standard diploma candidates? To address these questions and more the IB Global Centre, Bethesda recently welcomed Keira Ballantyne of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and Tracy Tressler of the […]

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Making the most of IB research for teaching, learning and practice

As a research-driven organization, the IB invests in research to underpin, inform and enhance the development of IB programmes. The IB Global Research department aims to help teachers, administrators and schools make the most of this valuable resource to provide the best possible education and opportunities for students.   What kind of research is available […]

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Next Generation Girls

A collaborative effort between teachers and parents can help highlight the amazing opportunities a STEM career can offer female students, Trudy Norris-Grey tells IB World magazine at the everywoman Forum 2015: Advancing women in Technology event

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Jeff Thompson Award recipient: Samantha Cook

This interview was conducted with Samantha (Sam) Cook, recipient of the 2015 Jeff Thompson Award* for her study entitled Perceptions of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme teachers on factors influencing their development as PYP educators (the executive summary is available here ). This study was completed as part of a dissertation for her graduate studies […]

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Does personality trump intelligence?

What can guarantee academic success? This is a question that students, teachers and parents have been asking for years, but the answer remains inconclusive. Many studies have examined the multiple factors that could be considered, but mainly focusing on intelligence levels. Latest research takes a different approach that teachers may want to consider. Any teacher […]