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New findings: students enrolled in IB early education receive strong academic foundation that supports school ‘readiness’
As increasing evidence continues to make the case for high-quality early education, the International Baccalaureate (IB) has focused its most recent research efforts toward investigating the processes and outcomes of pre-school students enrolled in its Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is available in schools worldwide for children aged 3–6 years old. Click here for more[+]
New Research Finds IB Middle Years Students to be Self-Aware, Resilient, and Engaged in School
In a new study conducted by Flinders University, researchers explored the well-being of students, ages 11-16 in Australia, who were enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), an educational framework in which social emotional learning plays a significant role. Click here for more[+]
IB primary students in Australia demonstrate science literacy above and beyond national achievement scores
IB released new research findings that illuminate the excellence of its Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children 3-12 years old. Conducted by a research team at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, this new study suggests that, compared to a nationwide sample of students, Australian PYP students achieve particularly well in science literacy based on Australia’s national assessment program. Click here for more[+]
Math and Physics made available to Japanese Students Pursuing an IB Education
Work continues to further expand the collaborative project between the International Baccalaureate and The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.Under the new developments, resources will be translated for Math and Physics allowing students to be taught and assessed in Japanese for their IB Diploma programme. Click here for more[+]
Singapore hosts the International Baccalaureate 28th Asia Pacific Annual Conference 2014
Singapore plays host to the International Baccalaureate’s 28th annual Asia Pacific Conference at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel from the 20th March to the 22nd March. The largest gathering of its kind for Asia Pacific’s educationalists; the conference presents renowned, thought provoking speakers in the areas of education, society, science and creativity. Click here for more[+]
IB Diploma November 2013 Results Released
Results from the 2013 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme November examination session were issued over the weekend with over 3,360 students in Asia Pacific receiving their diplomas or course results... Click here for more[+]
The International Baccalaureate holds first open forum on IB education in Vietnam
Representatives from schools, universities and the media invited to learn more about the IB education framework and its growing success worldwide... Click here for more[+]
Mumbai Hosts International Baccalaureate Mela 2013
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is hosting its first “IB MELA” at the Singapore International School, Mumbai from the 19th to the 22nd September 2013. The event will present a "festival" of IB professional development workshops to meet the needs of Indian schools. The IB MELA will cover topics from approaches to teaching and learning, to governance and academic honesty, and includes a Community Forum where IB staff will be on hand to answer questions from teachers, parents and community leaders... Click here for more[+]
Secondary students gather at UHK for IB World Student Conference
Nearly 200 teens from dozens of countries who are enrolled in either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) or who are studying to earn the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC) have flocked to The University of Hong Kong to attend the final student conference in a series of four IB 2013 World Student Conferences that have taken place during school breaks from June-August...Click here for more[+]
Malaysia Takes Steps to Prepare Teachers for an IB Education Expansion
Memorandum of Agreement between the International Baccalaureate and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia will provide educational development for teachers in ten Government schools in Malaysia over the next three years in preparation for becoming IB World Schools.
Japanese Students Obtain Greater Opportunities to Pursue an IB Education
The International Baccalaureate (IB) and The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) announced the launch of a collaborative project which will see the development of a Dual Language IB Diploma and which will facilitate access to an IB education across Japan.
New study explores what it means to be an IB teacher
Researchers at the International Baccalaureate (IB) set out to learn what ingredients go into making an IB teacher an IB teacher -- to better understand the perspectives and attributes of this effective, dedicated corps of educators. Researchers Liz Bergeron and Michael Dean used an online survey, focus groups, and document review to improve current understanding of teaching in IB programmes, compared to commonly held more general beliefs about effective teaching... Click here for more[+]
Maharaja Sayajirao University finds IB education to be a good fit for India’s youngest students
Primary Years Programme provides pupils in India with a strong start
Results of a critical study of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) in India, conducted by the Department of Educational Administration of Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujarat were released at the annual IB Asia-Pacific conference today. The research study provides evidence that PYP school leaders, teachers, students, and parents have formed positive opinions of the PYP in India, based on curriculum adaptation, implementation, and the education programme’s impact on learning outcomes... Click here for more[+]
International Baccalaureate unveils 100th school in India
The International Baccalaureate (IB), has unveiled its 100th school in Hyderabad, India. Niraj International School, promoted and managed by Niraj Educational Society is known for educational excellence, boasting state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure. The school, which opened in July, 2009 has become the 100th authorised IB World School in the country... Click here for more[+]
Asia Pacific’s largest educational gathering draws international educators from around the world to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur plays host to the International Baccalaureate’s 27th annual Asia Pacific Conference at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel from the 21st March to the 23rd March. The largest gathering of its kind for Asia Pacific’s educationalists, the conference presents renowned speakers in the areas of education, society, environment and creativity to challenge participants to learn and discuss innovations in teaching and focus on ways to empower students with a challenging and holistic education...
UK Students enrolled in International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme stand out from the crowd says NFER study
The International Baccalaureate (IB) has published a new comparative research study which examined differences between the IB Middle Years Programme and two popular national qualifications in the UK, and surveyed students, their teachers and parents at six schools offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in the UK. The findings demonstrate a clear distinction between MYP students and those who are not enrolled in the MYP...
International Baccalaureate poised for greater 2013 success following strong global growth
With more than one million students currently attending IB World Schools across the globe, 2012 growth figures published today by the International Baccalaureate (IB) demonstrate that the organisation is continuing to build on its position as a leader in international education...
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Association of Indian Universities equates International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme with grade 10 of an India Board Assessment
IB announced an agreement with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) which will equate the completion of the IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) with Grade 10 of an Indian Board assessment. Students having completed the MYP are now entitled to apply for admission for higher studies in any school in India...
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IB diploma programme November 2012 session results released
Results from the 2012 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme November examination session were issued today with over 4,300 students in Asia Pacific receiving their diplomas or course results...
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International Baccalaureate opens new Global Centre in Singapore
Dr Bernard C Y Tan PhD, Vice Provost (Education) & Professor of Information Systems from the National University of Singapore (NUS) today officiated as Guest of Honour at the official opening of the new global centre of the International Baccalaureate (IB), the world’s leading organization in international education.
IB diploma programme May 2012 session results released
Results from the 2012 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme examination session were issued today with over 119,000 students across the world
Research shows that IB primary- and middle-years students perform better on international assessments than their peers at non-IB schools
IB Students out-perform their non-IB peers in academic areas, indicating high social and emotional well-being
IB Scholars Honoured at Government House
The success of some of New Zealand’s finest young scholars was celebrated at the inaugural International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Top Scholars’ Awards Ceremony at Government House, Auckland.
PYP & MYP Granted ACARA Recognition
Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) recognises the IB Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme as an alternative curriculum framework
Seabrook Primary School a state school in Victoria Australia authorised to provide the IB Primary Years Programme and becomes the International Baccalaureate® Asia Pacific’s 500th IB World School
2011 IB Diploma Programme Results Once Again Encouraging in the Asia Pacific Region
Across the Asia Pacific region, some 10,677 students sat the May session IB exams from 245 schools. This is a 10.75% increase in the number of candidates from 2010.
Taihu International School, Wuxi, China, authorised to provide the IB Diploma programme and becomes the International Baccalaureate® 4,000th worldwide programme provider
First study comparing International Baccalaureate Diploma programme with UK A Levels demonstrates strength of IB Diploma curriculum globally
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) releases study that finds IB Diploma students more likely to enroll within the Top 20 Higher Ed Institutions in the UK.
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