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The International Baccalaureate in Australia: trends and issues

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The presence of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes in Australia has grown significantly over the past decade. Despite this, little critical research exists on the IB in Australia. This article provides an analysis of the IB currently in Australia, outlining the trends in growth across the various IB programmes over the last decade and compares this to international trends, including those of the Asia-Pacific region in which Australia is located. This profile is then contrasted against the profile of research that has been conducted into the IB in Australia during this same period. A discrepancy is apparent between implementation of the IB and critical analysis of that implementation. Much of IB practice in Australia therefore remains unresearched. Suggestions for future research to address this discrepancy are offered.

Authors


  •   Kidson, Paul
  •   Odhiambo, George (external author)
  •   Wilson, Rachel (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Kidson, P., Odhiambo, G. & Wilson, R. (2018). The International Baccalaureate in Australia: trends and issues. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, Online First 1-20.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85040982154

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 20

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The presence of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes in Australia has grown significantly over the past decade. Despite this, little critical research exists on the IB in Australia. This article provides an analysis of the IB currently in Australia, outlining the trends in growth across the various IB programmes over the last decade and compares this to international trends, including those of the Asia-Pacific region in which Australia is located. This profile is then contrasted against the profile of research that has been conducted into the IB in Australia during this same period. A discrepancy is apparent between implementation of the IB and critical analysis of that implementation. Much of IB practice in Australia therefore remains unresearched. Suggestions for future research to address this discrepancy are offered.

Authors


  •   Kidson, Paul
  •   Odhiambo, George (external author)
  •   Wilson, Rachel (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Kidson, P., Odhiambo, G. & Wilson, R. (2018). The International Baccalaureate in Australia: trends and issues. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, Online First 1-20.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85040982154

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 20

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom