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International Baccalureate DegreeCan someone please guide me about international...

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irha-nadeem | TA , Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted January 16, 2012 at 11:27 PM via web

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International Baccalureate Degree

Can someone please guide me about international baccalureate degree. What is it?

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 17, 2012 at 9:17 AM (Answer #2)

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Based upon the fact that I had never heard of the International Baccalaureate Degree, I had to look it up. What I found was that it is a mode of education provided to students, ages 3-19, which focuses upon learning how to live in a global society. Two of the links I found most beneficial are:

http://www.ibo.org/general/who.cfm

http://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2008/12/11/american-high-schools-try-the-international-baccalaureate-program

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 17, 2012 at 5:25 PM (Answer #3)

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You can google it to find out more. Basically, in Europe it is an alternative system of completing school that is recognised internationally. It focuses on a wide range of subjects and is said by some to be more comprehensive and to involve deeper engagement of critical skills than other national systems of education.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 18, 2012 at 4:29 AM (Answer #4)

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Degree is a little misleading.  It is actually more of a diploma in most places.  The idea is that it is an internationally recognized program, and students can get college credit for a year or two's worth of classes if they finish the program.  It is similar to Advanced Placement.

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