The International Baccalaureate Program

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According to the International Baccalaureate program, http://www.ibo.org it aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

IB programs help North American schools to:

  • add international perspectives to their academic offerings.
  • measure teaching and learning against an international standard.
  • satisfy the educational needs of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse student populations.
  • build students’ confidence in their learning abilities.
  • develop students’ capacity to think critically and act compassionately in a complex, ever-shrinking world.
  • implement the most effective classroom practices from around the world.
  • provide their teaching faculty with the opportunity to develop and expand their professional skills.

For more information on the program, and to find a list of all schools that offer it, go to: http://www.ibo.org/country/.