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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme : An Introduction for Teachers and Managers - Tim Pound

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

An Introduction for Teachers and Managers

By: Tim Pound (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 2005
ISBN: 9780415335379
Number Of Pages: 208

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"The International Baccalaureate" (IB) is a respected qualification gaining increasing currency around the world and has been adopted by a wide variety of schools, both public and private. In the UK, growing dissatisfaction with the A-level system has led to an intense debate about alternative qualifications, and in many schools IB courses have been introduced alongside conventional A-level courses.
This practical introduction to the IB takes a balanced look at the pros and cons and features a wealth of advice from those actually involved in teaching and implementing it in schools. Providing comparative material on how IB courses differ from A-levels and a subject-by-subject account of best practice in teaching the IB, this book offers a rich source of practical advice for teachers, school leaders or managers involved in teaching or implementing the IB programmes.

List of figures and tablesp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
In contextp. 1
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and post-compulsory qualifications reform in Englandp. 3
The International Baccalaureate (IB) and international educationp. 25
In practicep. 45
Implementing the IBDP: Three retrospective accountsp. 47
Individuals and societiesp. 69
Language, literature and the artsp. 90
Mathematics and the sciencesp. 115
The core componentsp. 147
Marked for life? Progression from the IBDPp. 171
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780415335379
ISBN-10: 041533537X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st December 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1